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Manchester - Alive with Sport

Manchester - a world renowned sporting city with sport in our blood. We are a dynamic city of opportunity and innovation with infrastructure to support any sporting event.

As well as being home to two of the world's leading football clubs, we also have the 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.

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 in the BCW annual publication of the Top 50 Global Sport Cities.

We’re proud to be 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 we aspire to maintain and build upon year on year.

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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 deliver 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'.

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