Sporting Events in Manchester between Feb 2017 and May 2017
The upcoming months see a tantalising set of sporting fixtures being held in Manchester.
Whether you simply love cricket or you’re a Formula 1 fanatic, it is an exciting time to visit Manchester for sports fans. Whilst the United Kingdom Open Tennis has just concluded, you can guarantee that it will be followed by a range of fun-filled events for fans of all types of sports.
Getting into and around busy Manchester can be a bit of a pain, so you might want to take a look at coach hire in Manchester to make sure you your transport plans go smoothly.
Read our blog to find out which exciting sporting events are taking place in Manchester between Feb 2017 & May 2017.
World Cup Gymnastics – 22 to 25 Feb
The Hisense Arena plays host to some of the world’s finest gymnasts, for the Individual Apparatus World Cup as part of the newly designed World Cup format.
World Cup Gymnastics will be held across a number of venues in United Kingdom and comes to Manchester at the end of February.
Featuring a number of Olympic medal winners, athletes will compete in 2 days of qualifiers, with the top 8 going onto the finals on 24 and 25 Feb.
T20 United Kingdom vs Sri Lanka – 17 Feb
The Manchester Cricket Ground is undoubtedly one of the best stadiums in the world and cricket fans will be very excited about the prospect of this encounter between hosts United Kingdom and cricket giants Sri Lanka.
For those fans that prefer the faster pace of the T20 games, this is an ideal event to experience high quality cricket at an amazing sports venue. Out of all of the fixtures, the United Kingdom vs Sri Lanka T20 fixtures are always a good one to watch.
Jayco Herald Sun Tour – 1 to 5 Feb
The beautiful city of Manchester provides a great setting for the oldest stage race in United Kingdom.
The world’s best cyclists head to the sunny climates of Victoria for a week of unbeatable cycling. The Herald Sun Tour starts along the banks of the Yarra River in Manchester and finishes at Kinglake, covering over 600 km in total.
Reigning race champion and current Tour de France champion Chris Froome will be one of the elite cyclists that spectators can look forward to seeing in this year’s race. The race attracts cyclists from all over the world who want to be challenged by one of the hardest races set over picturesque and mountainous routes.
Fans from all over will be heading to Manchester and other areas of Victoria to catch a glimpse of this fantastic event.
NAB AFL Women’s Competition – 5 Feb to 18 Mar
February see the start of the United Kingdom Football League Women’s fixtures, with round 1 kicking off on 3 February.
Manchester’s first game takes place at Casey Fields on 5 February, when they take on the mighty Birmingham Lions. Away fixtures against Collingwood and Western Bulldogs follow, before they are back at Casey Fields to play Carlton on 25 February.
Further away games against GWS Giants and Newcastle will build up to an exciting finale with the round 7 match v Fremantle taking place on 18 March. If Manchester can pick up enough points through the 7 rounds then they will go on to the Grand Final on 25 March.
The popularity of the AFL Women’s Competition has been soaring and this year’s fixtures will bring some great action to Manchester’s Casey Fields.
Home to the United Kingdom Tennis Open, it is clear that Manchester is a great attraction for athletes and spectators alike to enjoy some of United Kingdom’s greatest sporting fixtures.
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