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|Thursday 29th September 2016|
Weekend Opening Hours
We will be open this weekend for Grand Final ticket sales during the following hours:-
Saturday: 11am - 2pm
Sunday: 11am - 2pm
|Thursday 29th September 2016|
Grand Final The Hottest Ticket In Town!
Belle Vue captain Scott Nicholls is firm in his conviction that the Rentruck Aces can be crowned Elite League Champions after demolishing Lakeside 112-69 in their Play Off Semi-Final.
A mere 8 points was the deficit going into Leg 2 at the National Speedway Stadium on Wednesday, where the home team were without Australian Max Fricke due to clashes with the Swedish finals.
But their guest on the night - former Belle Vue Ace Patrick Hougaard - put in his shift of 6+1 to cover for the 20-year old, who is expected to return to the side for next week’s Grand Final.
Scott Nicholls leads Patrick Hougaard, Richard Lawson & Edward Kennett (IC)
Tickets for the Mancunian leg of the clash - set for October 5 - have been on sale less than 24 hours and already the ticket office has been overwhelmed by the huge demand by fans.
Blocks C, D and E in the main grandstand are already sold out and Blocks A and B are also well on the way. Tickets are still available in Blocks F and G, and also the South Terrace areas.
Skipper Nicholls was delighted with his side’s performance against the Hammers, while his own contribution of 12+2 certainly settled the nerves ahead of the clubs biggest meeting of the season.
“It’s about time!” he chuckles. “I’ve made no secret of my struggles around this track and again on Wednesday I made changes to compliment my performance. Hopefully they were the right ones.
“I felt a lot better on the bike and I was a lot more comfortable. I rode two different engines on the night and was much happier with the second in truth. Overall it was a good night’s work for me.
“Looking back at the semi-final on the whole, we knew we could push Lakeside hard at home but to be honest we never dreamed we’d come away from Arena Essex with such a lead as we did.
“You can never underestimate anybody and though the pressure was off us a little bit, we knew the Hammers would be up for a fight and so we had to be prepared for anything they threw at us.
“As the night went on, the deficit on aggregate was such that we felt comfortable enough to try a few things but nothing too adventurous. It’s final time next week and we need to be ready.”
After sensationally recovering from the 12-point deficit Poole held against them, Wolverhampton are now all that stands between the Rentruck Aces and the 2016 Elite League Championship title.
Said Nicholls: “None of us were too flustered about who we’d face in the Final, but I think for me it’s great to see Wolverhampton in there with us because it guarantees a new league champion.
“What’s more complimentary to us though is the fact that we haven’t changed our team all season. Nearly every other team has made changes at some point whereas we’ve retained the same 1-7.
“We’ve worked hard to get to this point, just as we did last year. But now we’re more determined than ever to finish the job. We are a powerful team and I firmly believe we have what it takes.”
|Wednesday 28th September 2016|
Rampant Aces Through To EL Grand Final!
The Belle Vue Aces emphatically secured their place in the 2016 Elite League Grand Final on Wednesday after defeating the Lakeside Hammers 63-28 at the National Speedway Stadium.
Tracking an 8-point lead - which they pulled back with some class at the Arena Essex Raceway - the Rentruck Aces were heavily tipped to be the ones to progress through along with Poole.
But the Pirates’ dreams of a fourth consecutive title were left in tatters after Wolverhampton were able to recover the 12-point deficit they faced to knock the Dorset outfit well out of contention.
Back in Manchester, heat leader Craig Cook secured a flawless 14+1 maximum from five rides while captain Scott Nicholls led by example and followed closely behind with a brilliant 12+2.
The dominance of the home side over the visiting Hammers was clear cut from the early stages as they put away one heat advantage after another, forcing them into tactical territory by Heat 6.
But Kim Nilsson’s efforts were to no avail and the rampant Rentruck Aces continued in their strides towards the final showdown of their season which commences at Monmore Green on Monday.
The triumphant Aces team (IC)
Team manager Mark Lemon said: “It was a splendid effort by the boys against Lakeside. It’s been a joy to work with them this season and to watch them succeed. I’m of course very proud of them.
“We’ve still got a big hurdle to overcome in the Grand Final next week. This is our second consecutive final which in itself is a major achievement because qualification is no easy task.
“We’ve worked hard all year for this but the way that the boys work together is tremendous. We could’ve easily eased up against Lakeside because they aren’t known for travelling well.
“We pushed on regardless and you can’t ask for more than that. Craig getting a max and Scott dropping only a point was very impressive. As far as I’m concerned, everything’s going to plan.
“We know what happened last year. We’ve learned from that and I think we’ve grown stronger as a club. There’s a tough assignment on the horizon however so the boys have got to keep things up.
“The way we’ve been performing on track suggests to me that this team certainly has what it takes to win the Elite League title. It’s not a foregone conclusion however because two teams go to war.
“We’ve won at Wolves before and we’ve defeated them at home. In all honesty, I’m not worried. The boys are good around both tracks and each week they’re here they improve more and more.
“That doesn’t take any pressure off us though. We’re a professional team going up against another professional team, and the intensity of the Grand Final is already gathering momentum.”
RESULT - WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH
Belle Vue ‘Rentruck’ Aces 63
Craig Cook 14+1, Scott Nicholls 12+2, Matej Zagar 9+1, Steve Worrall 8+2, Richie Worrall 7+2, Joe Jacobs 7+2, Patrick Hougaard 6+1
Lakeside ’Vortex’ Hammers 28
Robert Lambert 8, Kim Nilsson 5, Lewis Bridger 5, Richard Lawson 4, Robert Branford 4, Edward Kennett 2, Ben Morley 0
Belle Vue Win 112-69 On Aggregate.
|Wednesday 28th September 2016|
Coach to Wolverhampton
There will be a coach running to Wolverhampton on Monday 3rd October for the 1st Leg of the Elite League Play Off Final.
The coach will depart the NSS at 4pm and is priced at £18 per person
To book your seat contact Ron Shaw at email@example.com or by phone on 0161 456 0469.
|Wednesday 28th September 2016|
Belle Vue 63 Lakeside 28
The Belle Vue 'Rentruck' Aces have won their Play Off Semi-Final against Lakeside tonight 63-28 and qualify for next weeks final where they will face Wolverhampton.
Aces: Craig Cook 14+1, Scott Nicholls 12+2, Matej Zagar 9+1, Steve Worrall 8+2, Richie Worrall 7+2, Joe Jacobs 7+2, Patrick Hougaard (G) 6+1.
Lakeside: Robert Lambert (G) 8, Lewis Bridger 5, Kim Nilsson 5, Richard Lawson 4, Robert Branford 4, Edward Kennett 2, Ben Morley 0.
|Tuesday 27th September 2016|
End of Season Presentation Dinner
The Belle Vue Aces are proud to announce we will be holding the End of Season Presentation Dinner here at the National Speedway Stadium on Saturday 15th October at 7pm.
We will be serving a three course meal in the Peter Craven Suite.
Tickets are £35 and are available either at the main reception, by calling 0161 641 3450 or emailing Russell@bvarena.co
(please notify us if you have any specific dietary requests)
|Wednesday 7th September 2016|
Aces launch local poster campaign competition
Spread the Word! Aces launch local poster campaign competition!
The promoters of Belle Vue Speedway have been buoyed by the amount of new fans coming to the NSS and the influx of new families coming to see the sport in Manchester for the first time.
''It has been brilliant to see new families coming through the turnstiles and the amount of positive emails after the event suggests that many are returning'' says Belle Vue COO Chris Morton. ''We have an extremely loyal and devoted core customer base and we are always looking to expand upon this by attracting new support''.
In order to help bring new supporters to the NSS, the club is asking fans to help by entering into an exclusive competition.
The club has produced thousands of posters that are available free of charge to fans young and old. The club is asking that fans have the posters put up in local businesses.
The club is encouraging posters to be placed in Schools, Scout Groups, Local businesses, pubs, clubs, etc. There will be VIP packages available to the winners of two distinct categories.
There will be one package awarded to the most creative positioning of the poster and a second for the fan that places the most. Fans are encouraged to send in photographs of the posters in situ to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Tuesday 23rd August 2016|
Belle Vue Look To Fans To Decorate The NSS
Barring an unmitigated disaster, the Belle Vue Aces are heading into the end of season play offs for the second year running. The important difference this year is the fact that it will be the first time inside of their new state of the art home at the National Speedway Stadium.
The clubs bosses however feel that there is a key element missing in the push for potential silverware this year and are looking to their fan base for help.
CEO David Gordon said ''We received the keys to the stadium very late in March and with the issues we have faced since the opening meeting, we are still playing catch up in certain areas. We have moved into our new house but we have yet to fully decorate it and turn it into our home''.
The promoters have been inspired by several home made banners adorning some areas of the stadium. ''We have seen several really good banners of support for the Aces and we would like to see lots more.
As we go into the play offs, it would be great to see the entire back and home straights covered with banners of support. It will not only look good, it will let our opponents know they are entering Aces territory''.
With this in mind, the Club is actively encouraging fans to create and produce banners that can be affixed to the front of the home and back straight areas of the stadium.
There will be a competition set around this with the lucky winners receiving a VIP package for two including hospitality, pit tour and a meeting with their favourite rider.
Club photographers will be scanning the stadium for new flags and these will be featured inside of the programme and the official Belle Vue website. Fans are requested to send in photographs of their banners in situ to email@example.com.