Sportcity (sports ground)

sports venue in the UK

Sportcity Manchester is a sports area in eastern Manchester. It became famous as the host of the 2002 Commonwealth Games.[1] It hosts the regional base for the English Institute of Sport. It has athletics tracks, The National Squash Centre, The Regional Tennis Centre, the Manchester Velodrome and the City of Manchester Stadium.[2] It was also the proposed location for the "SuperCasino"[3] but the plan was rejected by the House of Lords.[4]


  1. "The Games". Commonwealth Games Legacy. Archived from the original on 2007-10-27. Retrieved 2007-12-05.
  2. "North West Contact". EIS. Archived from the original on 2007-08-24. Retrieved 2007-12-05.
  3. "Manchester is surprise casino winner". BBC. 2007-01-30. Retrieved 2007-12-05.
  4. "Lords throw out plans for Manchester supercasino". The Guardian. Retrieved 2007-12-05.

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