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Alive with Sport in manchester

Manchester - a world renowned sporting city with sport in our blood. Manchester is a dynamic city of opportunity and innovation, and its infrastructure can support any sporting event.

Not just home to two of the world's leading football clubs, Manchester is also home to National Centres for Cycling, Squash, Basketball, Taekwondo, Speedway and Water Polo along with a rich tapestry of National Governing Bodies, clubs, coaches, volunteers and organisations that understand the importance of Major Sports Events and how they contribute to our aim of increasing sport and physical activity across the city.

With major events taking place in summer 2022, BCW* released their annual publication of the Top 50 Global Sport Cities.

As a city that lives and breathes sport, Manchester maintained our top 10 Ranking for the fourth year, awarded as the 8th best sporting city across the globe, which recognises cities perceived to be most associated with sport.

We’re proud to be firmly established and recognised as a world-leading city for sport, boasting a comprehensive infrastructure of elite training environments, regularly producing athletes connected with Manchester who dominate podium places at major events, and an enviable and vibrant regional, national and international events programme, which, with our 8th global position ahead of all other UK cities except London, we aspire to maintain and build upon year on year.

We have a track record of delivering the largest and most complex events from Commonwealth Games to the Champions League, the Rugby World Cup, Urban Athletics and Formula One city showcases. This experience has established a highly integrated network of public and private sector event professionals who can seamlessly delivery the most complex of operations – to time and on budget.

Email our Sports Events Team at (subject: Major Sporting Event) if you're planning a Major Sporting Event to find out why Manchester truly is a city 'Alive with Sport'.



- Northern Athletics 6 & 4 Stage Road Relays - 25 September 2022
- The World Taekwondo Grand Prix 2022 - 21-23 October 2022
- Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup 2021 - 3-18 November 2022


- English Indoor Rowing Championships - 5 February 2023
- BMX Nationals - 24-26 March 2023
- LEN Junior Water Polo - April 2023
- Gratitude Games - April 2023
- Para Swim Championships 2023 - July 2023
- British Wheelchair Baskeball 2023 - July 2023
- UCI Masters Track Championships - 30 September - 7 October 2023