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Wednesday 29th March 2017
Belle Vue Embraces WSRA Initiative
Belle Vue Speedway remains extremely committed to the ex-rider community and in particular to those riders who have adorned the famous ‘Ace Of Clubs’ race jacket over the last 89 years.

The club is very supportive of this special group and, with this in mind, is delighted to announce that the BSPA-backed entry policy devised by the WSRA is to be fully endorsed by ourselves.

In time for the 2017 season, the WSRA has worked tirelessly to come up with an admissions policy for ex-riders that recognises their contribution to the sport both in this country and abroad.

The policy allows riders who qualify via the WSRA scheme to obtain free entry to participating tracks on production of their Gold WSRA Card when accompanied by a full paying guest.

The club is delighted to embrace this fantastic initiative which replaces last year’s Heritage Club and our ticket office have been fully briefed to issue tickets to Gold Card members on this basis.

Former WSRA President Bert Hawkins said: “The WSRA is delighted to be involved with Belle Vue Speedway as there already is much common ground between the two associations.

“Many former Aces riders, including the legendary Alan Wilkinson, are amongst our members.
 
“We have a Peter Craven/Belle Vue display in our WSRA National Speedway Museum at Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire, plus bikes from Peter Collins and Chris Morton.
 
“There will be an even greater Belle Vue association in November when 1976 World Champion Peter Collins takes over as WSRA President at the annual Awards Dinner at the Leicester Marriott.

“All Belle Vue fans, and of course those of any other club, are welcome to attend the event to witness Peter receive the Chain of Office from current President, Neil Middleditch.”

Belle Vue Speedway is very much looking forward to seeing our ex-riders on a regular basis here at the National Speedway Stadium as we go into our 89th season in Manchester!


Wednesday 29th March 2017
Podium for Patrick?
Belle Vue asset Patrick Hougaard has his sights set on a podium finish in Saturday’s Peter Craven Memorial but admits he faces an epic battle with his fellow speedway stars for the top spot.

The 27-year old Danish international has a busy weekend pending as he prepares to take his place  for Somerset in the 2017 Premiership Pairs on March 31 at the Rebels’ Oaktree Arena home.

It’s then back to Manchester on April 1 for his parent club’s prestigious season opener, something which Hougaard is thoroughly relishing in the wake of his experiences at their new track in 2016.


Patrick Hougaard

He said: “Belle Vue’s new track definitely suits my style. I raced a handful of meetings there last year and I’m really looking forward to coming back and taking part in the Peter Craven meeting.

“Everyone will be going into this fixture wanting to win. If we didn’t, we wouldn't be racing! I want to do the best I can and see how far I go. But it’s still the early season and the field is wide open.

“At Belle Vue especially, it’s one of those tracks where everyone can pull up to the tapes with the potential to produce something special and when riding the right lines it can be difficult to pass.

“With the line-up they’ve got, I think we can assume there will be some fierce competition. It’s a well rounded field. It looks good and I'm sure we’ll have a good night with some great racing.”

When quizzed about what he feels will make the club’s season opener more of a challenge for the non-resident riders, Hougaard continued: “I’d have to say the shape, because it’s so unique.

“You've got to keep your wheels in line all the time, especially if you’re behind someone and looking to overtake because if you’re not careful then you can lose a lot of speed in no time at all.

“There’s no relaxing. You really have to race your bike to the maximum. That track has no time for those who hesitate.” He added: “It is an excellent place to race and I’m looking forward to it.”

Tickets for the Peter Craven Memorial on April 1 are still available online via the club’s website. For the latest news, fixture information and for event ticket prices, visit www.bellevueaces.co.

The speedway box office at the National Speedway Stadium will be open for ticket sales Tuesday to Thursday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, with telesales also available on 0161 711 0828.

2017 PETER CRAVEN MEMORIAL - APRIL 1ST, 7:30PM

1. Patrick Hougaard; 2. Todd Kurtz; 3. Matej Žagar; 4. Charles Wright; 5. Rohan Tungate; 6. Kenneth Bjerre; 7. Jason Garrity; 8. Brady Kurtz; 9. James Sargeant; 10. Joe Jacobs; 11. Ricky Wells; 12. Max Fricke; 13. Ben Barker; 14. Troy Batchelor; 15. Josh Grajczonek;
16. Justin Sedgmen (17. Tero Aarnio; 18. Lee Payne)

Photo - Steve Dixon

Tuesday 28th March 2017
Ticket Office Opening Hours
We are pleased to advise that the Ticket Office will officially open tomorrow - Wednesday 29th March.

Opening hours:-

Box office at stadium: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - 10am - 4pm
Telephone Sales: 0161 711 0828 - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10am - 4pm

Please note that the Ticket Office and telephone sales will not be open on Mondays and Fridays except for the usual pre race meetings opening times.

Tickets can be purchased online 24/7. Booking fees apply to all telephone sales. NO booking fees for online sales.

Tuesday 28th March 2017
Lemon: 'Craven Field is Wide Open'
Belle Vue’s Director of Speedway Mark Lemon believes that the field he has assembled for the upcoming Peter Craven Memorial on April 1 will more than do justice to the legendary rider.

The club has honoured the memory of the original ‘Wizard of Balance’ with the prestigious event since his passing in 1963, with many synonymous Aces taking the chequered flag in his name.

This year is no exception, and in a very short space of time Lemon has brought together a powerful ensemble of talent that is sure to guarantee fans a thoroughly entertaining evening of speedway.

He said: “The Peter Craven Memorial has always been a fantastic meeting that has attracted some top quality line ups, and has been well acknowledged down the years since his passing in 1963.

“This year we had our own challenges to face in anticipation of opening our season with this great evening of racing, the first and foremost being to get ourselves and the business up and running.

“But it’s the same with every club when they return to the tapes in the wake of winter. I believe it to be a top quality field that will greet the fans on Saturday and we genuinely can’t wait to get racing.”

As well as boasting riders who possess significant connections to the Belle Vue Aces, the line-up for Saturday’s season opener also carries a wealth of experience and a strong international flavour.

“The headline act is of course our former No.1 Matej Žagar, says Lemon. “To watch, he is just unbelievable to witness on a motorbike, particularly around the National Speedway Stadium.

“He’s said many a time that this is his favourite track. He’s looking forward to coming back and I’m sure that like us, the fans can’t wait to welcome him back and to see him race here one more time.

“The rest of the field is equally impressive in my eyes. There’s a real blend of talent and abilities. For example, we have the World U-21 Champion Max Fricke and former GP rider Troy Batchelor.

“There’s so many top quality guys in this field, all of whom are capable of raising that prestigious trophy. There’s no doubt it’s going to be an exciting and competitive event. Bring on Saturday!”

Tickets for the Peter Craven Memorial on April 1 are still available online via the club’s website. For the latest news, fixture information and for event ticket prices, visit www.bellevueaces.co.


2017 PETER CRAVEN MEMORIAL - APRIL 1ST, 7:30PM


1. Patrick Hougaard; 2. Todd Kurtz; 3. Matej Žagar; 4. Charles Wright; 5. Rohan Tungate; 6. Kenneth Bjerre; 7. Jason Garrity; 8. Brady Kurtz; 9. James Sargeant; 10. Joe Jacobs; 11. Ricky Wells; 12. Max Fricke; 13. Ben Barker; 14. Troy Batchelor; 15. Josh Grajczonek;
16. Justin Sedgmen (17. Tero Aarnio; 18. Lee Payne)


Thursday 23rd March 2017
2017 Hospitality
Belle Vue Speedway 2017 in conjunction with its catering partner CGC are delighted to provided details of the restaurant hospitality that will be on offer for the 2017 season for both the Peter Craven Memorial and all Premiership fixtures.

We have decided to replace last season carvery with a full at seat waiter service offering both 3 course and 2 course menus plus a childrens 2 course menu.

Sample menus can be viewed by clicking here

The 3 Course menu is priced at a very competitive £21 per head whilst the 2 Course menu is priced at £15 per head (same as last years carvery).  The Childrens menu is £8 per head.

If you would like to order your restaurant hospitality for either the Peter Craven Memorial or any of the Premiership fixtures, please complete the attached form and return to info@bellevueaces.co

Click here for Hospitality

Thursday 16th March 2017
Season Ticket & Parking Permit Details
2017 season ticket and parking permit application forms are now available to download.

Details and pricing are as follows:-

Season Tickets

 Two types of season tickets will be available for this season.

 Premiership & National League Season Ticket

·      A Premiership and National League season ticket for the 14 Premiership league fixtures, first round of the Knock Out Cup and all National League Fixtures.

 Premiership Only Season Ticket

·      A Premiership Only season ticket for the 14 Premiership (new name for the Elite League) league fixtures and the first round of the Knock-Out Cup. 

Click here to go to download the 2017 Season Ticket  application form

All other fixtures will be ticket based with season tickets holders being given a certain amount of time to buy their usual seat ticket, after which they would go on general sale.


Premiership & National League Season Ticket

At Least 26 Fixtures

South Stand Standing

Grandstand

Seat

Grandstand Premium Seat

Adult

£345

£385

£425

Concession

£310

£335

£375

 Season Ticket Prices include a Programme

 NB:  Season Ticket does not include Peter Craven Memorial, Premiership Knock Out Cups (except first round), Premiership Play-Off Semi Final and Grand Final, Testimonial Meetings, Benefit Meetings and BSPA or FIM Events

 

 Premiership Only Season Ticket

15 Fixtures

South Stand Standing

Grandstand

Seat

Grandstand Premium Seat

Adult

£255

£295

£335

Concession

£220

£245

£285

Child (Age 12 – 18)

£120

£135

£165

Season Ticket Prices include a Programme

NB:  Season Ticket does not include Peter Craven Memorial, Knock Out Cup (except first round), Premiership Play-Off Semi Final and Grand Final, Testimonial Meetings, Benefit Meetings and BSPA or FIM Events

Concessions.  Customers must be either:  State retirement age; Disabled client; Carer of disabled client; Student in full-time education (NUS card holder).  Proof of eligibility required.

500 Club.  Silver Club members benefit from a 10% discount on the above season ticket prices and Gold Club members benefit from a 25% on the season ticket prices


Car Park Tickets

Car Park tickets will be available for this season

Parking Zone

Price

Parking Permit East

£120

All other Car Park Permits

£ 90

500 Club. Silver & Gold Club members benefit from a 10% discount on the above Car Park ticket prices

Click here to go to download the 2017 Car Park Ticket application form


Thursday 16th March 2017
Junior Vue 2017
Junior Vue, the Belle Vue Junior Supporters Club, is back again for it's 10th season!

Membership is available to all junior supporters up to the age of 16 and is great value at just £15 for the season!

Click here to go to the Junior Vue page for more information and the membership form




Tuesday 14th March 2017
2017 Peter Craven Memorial

We are delighted to be holding the Peter Craven Memorial event this year.  We have already announced that anyone that did not obtain a refund or exchange their ticket for the 2016 event, will be able to obtain a free ticket for this year’s event.

To qualify for the exchange, all 2016 tickets must be exchanged between Saturday 18th March and Sunday 19th March. Exchanges will only be possible by visiting the box office at the stadium. Unfortunately we cannot complete exchanges by phone or internet. 

 2016 Ticket Exchange

 To ensure your ticket can be exchanged:

 ·         Please visit the stadium on either Saturday 18th March or Sunday 19th March between the hours of 10am and 3pm bringing with you your 2016 ticket(s) in order for the exchange to be completed

·         If you no longer have your 2016 ticket(s), please bring some other proof of purchase which will allow us to review the database and where possible offer an exchange

·         From 20th March any unclaimed tickets that had been held for 2016 exchange will go on general sale.  We will continue to deal with exchanges but this will be subject to ticket availability. 

·         There will be no 2016 ticket exchange on the day of the event

 Ticket Sales

 Online ticket sales will be available from 10:00am 15th March 2017.   Click here to go to online ticket sales.

 Peter Craven Memorial Ticket Prices

 


Southstand Standing

Grandstand

Seat

Grandstand Premium Seat

Adult

£17

£20

£23

Concession

£14

£16

£19

Child (Age 12 – 18)

£7

£8

£10

Child (Under 12)

Free

£8

£10

Family (2 Adults – 2 Children)

£41

£48

£56

 Concessions.  Customers must be either:  State retirement age; Disabled client; Carer of disabled client; Student in full-time education.  Proof of eligibility required

 Click here to go to online ticket sales