Manchester sporting venues

Sporting venues in Manchester

Whether you want to sit back as a spectator or get up and get involved, there are plenty of great sporting stadiums in Manchester that play host to exciting events around the calendar. From world-class football to indoor climbing, it is no understatement to say there is something for everyone in the city.

Watching thrilling sports can be just as exhausting as taking part so finding comfortable accommodation is a must. Thistle Manchester City Centre hotel, The Portland offers elegance, comfort and a fantastic central location… all the ingredients you need for a great stay.

 

A vibrant footballing city

Manchester United has long been one of the biggest clubs in the world and Old Trafford's position of dominance in the city's sporting venues looked unassailable for years. That all changed when local rivals Manchester City received heavy investment, propelling them to the upper echelons of the football world.

 In the last two seasons each of the Manchester clubs has won the premiership once and the stage is set for an intriguing showdown over the next footballing year. Can Manchester City wrest control of the trophy from their rivals and return it to Etihad Stadium? The only thing that is guaranteed is high drama in the city's sporting venues.

 

World class sporting events 

Although football is the biggest sport in the city, there are several other great sporting venues, playing host to packed calendars and fixture lists in Manchester. International cricket is regularly played at the Old Trafford ground, while the National Cycling Centre and National Squash Centre both host high-level events in their respective sports.

 If you would prefer to get involved with a sport during your stay in Manchester then you will find venues to suit any taste. From scaling the wall at the Manchester Climbing Centre to playing a round of golf at the many courses surrounding the city, there is something for everyone.

 

Enjoying your stay 

Thistle Manchester City Centre hotel, The Portland is just a short walk away from many of the excellent Manchester sporting venues. For those venues that are a little further away, the hotel enjoys excellent transport links to the surrounding area.

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