National Speedway Stadium

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The National Speedway Stadium
Belle Vue
Location Gorton, Manchester, United Kingdom
Coordinates 53°27′37″N2°11′20.2″W / 53.46028°N 2.188944°W / 53.46028; -2.188944 Coordinates: 53°27′37″N2°11′20.2″W / 53.46028°N 2.188944°W / 53.46028; -2.188944
Capacity 6,700 (all seated)
Construction
Broke ground 2015
Built 2016
Opened 2017
Tenants
Belle Vue Colts (2017-)
Belle Vue Aces (2017-)
Manchester Titans (2017-)

The National Speedway Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Gorton, Manchester, England and is the home of the Belle Vue Aces and Belle Vue Colts speedway teams and the Manchester Titans American football team.

Gorton area of the city of Manchester, in North West England

Gorton is an area of Manchester in North West England, southeast of the city centre. The population at the 2011 census was 36,055. Neighbouring areas include Audenshaw, Denton, Levenshulme, and Reddish.

Manchester City and metropolitan borough in England

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 545,500 as of 2017. It lies within the United Kingdom's second-most populous built-up area, with a population of 3.2 million. It is fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south, the Pennines to the north and east, and an arc of towns with which it forms a continuous conurbation. The local authority is Manchester City Council.

England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north-northwest. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

In 2016 it hosted the Race-Off and Final of the Speedway World Cup. It was won by Poland, with GB coming 2nd.

The Speedway World Cup was an annual speedway event held each year in different countries. The first edition of the competition in the current format was held in 2001 and replaced the old World Team Cup competition which was amalgamated with the World Pairs Championship. The last edition was in 2017. Since 2018, the World Cup has been replaced by the new Speedway of Nations, which effectively brings back the pairs format.


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