National Speedway Stadium, Kirkmanshulme Lane, Gorton, Manchester, M18
Telephone: (0161) 877 8908 (admin only), 0871 217 5151 (race-day info), (0161) 223 7720 (race-day only).
MAIN SPONSOR: Rentruck RentalMap:
TEAM COLOURS: Red, white & black.
RACE-NIGHT: Friday (7.30 pm).
OFF RACE-DAY: Wednesday and Saturday (7.30 pm).
STADIUM FACILITIES: Glass-fronted grandstand with race day hospitality served in the prestigious Peter Craven Suite, which is available for all meetings hosted by the venue throughout the year. Three spacious terracing areas in the West and East Terraces located on the first, third and fourth bends plus the sprawling areas of the South Terrace extending the full length of the back straight. A collection of food and beverage stands are located throughout the terracing areas, catering to all tastes and preferences. The main grandstand which overlooks the start/finish line and stretches the entire length of the home straight seats roughly 1800 spectators. There is no standing room in any part of the grandstand seating area. Track shop located in the concourse area of the main grandstand, also accessible from the exterior of the building, along with various fast food outlets. Large on-site car park which is £3 to park.
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Junior (12-18): £7.00
Child Under 12: FREE
Child (0-18): £8
Child (0-18): £10
TRACK LENGTH: 350 metres
TRACK RECORD: TBA
RECORD HOLDER: TBA
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: 1968, 1969 (both D2), 1970, 1971, 1972, 1982, 1993.
KO CUP: 1969 (D2), 1972, 1973, 1975, 2005.
LEAGUE CUP: 1983.
FOUR TEAM TROPHY: 1992.
INTER LEAGUE CUP: 1975.
CAR: Linked directly to the city centre by the A57 to the east and the A6 to the west, and situated less than 3 miles from the M60, the stadium is no more than a 15-minute drive from all of Manchester’s major transport routes and tourist attractions.
TRAIN: The stadium is a short 500-metre walk down Kirkmanshulme Lane from Belle Vue Station, where frequent services link us directly to Manchester Piccadilly. Plan your journey at www.northernrail.org.
BUS: Several major bus routes – operated by Stagecoach and First Manchester – serve the A57. Service 53, 201, 203 and 204 link the stadium directly to Piccadilly in the centre of the city. Alight at the Showcase Cinema and the stadium is a mere 500-metre walk down Kirkmanshulme Lane. Plan your journey with ‘Route Explorer’ at www.tfgm.com.
AIR: Served by flights to and from all major European destinations, the stadium is less than a 10-mile drive from Manchester Airport via the M56 and A34.
TAXI: A taxi from Piccadilly station should cost around £6-£7