Manchester has a long sporting tradition and there is something for everyone. The main sporting event which runs regularly and throughout the year is football. Manchester United Football Club play their home games at Old Trafford and are one of the most successful clubs in recent times. Regular tickets are available for Premiership, Champions League and FA Cup games. Manchester City Football Club play their home games at Eastland and tickets are always available.
Lancashire County Cricket Club is located United and shares the same stadium name. This famous cricket team hosts regular T20, 50 over and Pro40 games during the summer cricket season. It also hosts England international games including test matches and ODIs.
Regular sports events such as boxing, mixed martial arts, ice hockey and basketball are held in the Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena which is one of the world’s busiest indoor arenas. It has a capacity of up to 23,000.
Other sporting locations worthy of a mention are Manchester Velodrome for track cycling and Belle Vue Stadium for greyhound racing. The Willows in Salford hosts regular rugby games for Salford City Reds.
Manchester Minibus and coach hire can transport you to such destinations with ease and comfort, and at affordable prices.