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Sunday 14th December 2014
Opening Hours
Our Information Centre will be open over the next two weeks for fans to get information about the New Stadium and purchase season tickets and merchandise.

The opening hours will be as follows:-

Monday 15th: 1pm - 3pm
Tuesday 16th: Closed
Wednesday 17th: 10am - 1pm
Thursday 18th: 10am - 1pm
Friday 19th: 10am - 1pm

Monday 22nd: 10am - 1pm
Tuesday 23rd: 10am - 1pm

If you need to make any enquiries before you visit the centre, the telephone number is 0161 223 7720.

The office is on Kirkmanshulme Lane 100 metres further along the road from the Greyhound Stadium.

Friday 12th December 2014
Information Centre Open on Sunday
A reminder that our Information Centre will be open this Sunday (14th December) from 11am to 3pm.

Season tickets and merchandise will be on sale, so pop in and find out lots more about the 2015 team and the New Stadium....get involved....BE PART OF IT!!

The office is on Kirkmanshulme Lane 100 metres further along the road from the Greyhound Stadium.

Friday 12th December 2014
Aces Complete As Fricke Steps Up
Belle Vue have brought their 2015 team-building to a dramatic conclusion after snapping up talented Australian youngster Max Fricke.

The 18-year old has blitzed his way to critical acclaim amongst his peers just two years after making his British Speedway debut with the Edinburgh Monarchs in 2013.

Born in Mansfield, Victoria, Fricke first took a shine to the shale sport at the age of nine, following a three-year spell of racing motocross with the Goulburn Valley Motorcycle Club.

He quickly made a name for himself as one of Aussie’s most promising newcomers, collecting a handful of honours including the Victorian and South Australian Junior 125cc titles in the process.

He graduated to the 500cc class at the age of 16 and his achievements quickly brought him to the attention of Motorcycling Australia, who invited him to compete in several high profile events.

And just four months after taking his first laps on the larger machine, he stormed to victory in the 2013 Australian U21 Solo Speedway Championship; a feat he would repeat a year later.

His remarkable track craft and popularity earned him a recall to the Monarchs last year where he was instrumental in the Armadale outfit’s domination of the 2014 Premier League.

Several stunning guest appearances for the likes of Coventry and the Rentruck Aces amongst others, unsurprisingly, made him a highly desirable target for many Elite League clubs in 2015.

But Fricke, who is currently at home in his native Australia, made it clear that Belle Vue was his first choice and has decided to veto the Premier League to focus full-time on the top flight.

And Chief Operations Officer Chris Morton revealed that a full transfer from Edinburgh is being considered for the youngster.

He said: “Max has always drawn attention to the fact that he’s a talented rider who can clearly race a speedway bike ever since he came over to these shores.

“We’ve always been impressed with how he performs and he does all of his talking on the track, and that’s something which Belle Vue have kept a keen eye on.

“I know George [Carswell] in particular has been very eager to get into discussions with him, and towards the end of the season he opened up negotiations with Edinburgh.

“There’s been a lot of interest surrounding Max from other clubs for next year, but fortunately for us he really wanted to come to Manchester so we’ve taken full advantage of that.

Max Fricke leads Nick Morris  (IC)

“We’ve always had an excellent relationship with him and we have nothing but confidence in his abilities as a speedway rider, and I think we expect from him everything he expects of himself.

“He’ll be looking to build on his experience of the last two years, and for us it’s about seeing him continue his development because he’s made significant progress since he came over in 2013.”

Thursday 11th December 2014
Pre-Season Fans Night

'Friends of Belle Vue' and 'Rentruck' are organising a Pre-2015 Season Hot-Pot social evening at Edgeley Park on the 17th January.

Tickets are just £5 each, contact Hilary Battersby on 0161 432 3681 or email on to book your ticket.

Click here to view a larger version of the advert.

Wednesday 10th December 2014
No Doubt About Cook
The British element remains a prominent feature in Belle Vue’s team-building plans as Craig Cook becomes the latest name to join their ranks for 2015.

The 27-year old will once again grace the circuit at Kirkmanshulme Lane after agreeing fresh terms with the club, and hopes to make his fifth season in Manchester a successful one.

It leaves the Rentruck Aces with just one place to fill to complete their brand-new septet, and they hope to announce their final rider well before Christmas.

The British No.2 had mixed fortunes in his Elite League campaign last year despite his blistering form for parent club Edinburgh, a fact which even today continues to frustrate him.

He reflects: “Last year wasn't one of my best seasons and I’m still not happy with the way it finished, and that’s one of the reasons I felt so strongly about returning to Belle Vue in 2015.

“I owe it to the club, the fans and the management, who have supported me ever since I came here, to really up my game and get back to being the best I can be.

“Everyone put their faith in me last year and I didn't deliver, so I’m determined to make up for that and prove to them that their continuing faith is not misplaced.

“I’ve been working really hard since the end of the season so hopefully I can get myself sorted, work past the problems I’ve had and have a much better 2015.

“I’ll admit I’m a bit disappointed not to be up there with the heat leaders again. I want that challenge of being up against some of the best guys in the sport, just like when I went to Cardiff.

“That really put things into perspective for me. Riding against some of the most powerful riders in the world showed me exactly where I was up to in my career.

“I don’t want an easy ride, I really want to test myself and push myself to be the best and I know I’ll have to pull my socks up if I want to get back into that position.

“Our team is looking really strong so far, although I’m sure there’s going to be quite a few strong teams by the time March comes around.

“But if we can round things off with one final, strong signing I think we’ll have a pretty spectacular team that’s more than capable of being successful.”

Belle Vue boss David Gordon admires Cook’s determination to return to Manchester, and reaffirmed the club’s confidence in his capabilities.

Craig Cook   (CDS)

He said: “We have a lot of time for Craig Cook at Belle Vue, and I think we’ve demonstrated that by always supporting him and encouraging him to return each season.

“To be honest, there was never any question that he wanted to come back to Manchester and he told me straight away that this is where he wants to be before we even set up a deal.

“He didn't have the best of times last year for various reasons, and I think he's fully aware of that without anyone having to remind him.

“He’s his most severest critic and he was extremely disappointed in how his Elite League season panned out compared to his performance in the Premier League. 

“But he understands what he needs to do to improve in 2015 and bringing Mark Lemon into the picture I feel will make quite an impression; his experience is possibly what Cook’s missing.

“Personally, my opinion of him is that he’s one of the most naturally talented riders I've ever seen and he needs to realise just how good he already is, and how good he’s capable of being.”

Tuesday 9th December 2014
Harkess Opens New Information Centre
Speedway in Manchester is but a year away from a new era as the Eastland's Regeneration Scheme hit a new milestone with the opening of the Belle Vue Information Centre in Gorton.

Situated just off Kirkmanshulme Lane the centre overlooks the site of the new £12 million Belle Vue Sports Village, at the heart of which lies the National Speedway Stadium.

Contractors ISG, who have been tasked with building the new home of the Rentruck Aces, will begin their excavations of the £6.75 million venue in early January.

The centre is a focal point of information on all aspects of the project, boasting a vast array of technical drawings and documents detailing how the enterprise will evolve.

And in addition to a number of marketing initiatives set up by the Rentruck Aces, details of the many business and employment opportunities within the complex will also be available.

British Speedway Promoter's Association chairman Alex Harkess, who journeyed down from Edinburgh especially for the event, opened the centre in a red ribbon ceremony on Monday morning.

Alex Harkess cuts the ribbon watched by David Gordon, Chris Morton & Cllr John Hughes  (IC)

He said: “This is a big day for both Belle Vue and Manchester, but this project has a much wider scope to it because it’s something British Speedway has been in desperate need of for some time. 

“We want youngsters to come here to train, we want the worlds best to come here to race and we hope to attract riders from other motorcycle disciplines into Speedway.

“David Gordon and Chris Morton must be so excited about their achievement. It hasn’t been plain sailing and it’s a great credit to them that they've seen it through.

“They know I'm saying this with a big smile on my face but we’re going to be putting severe pressure on them to have this stadium up and running in just over a year’s time.

“We’re already looking to the FIM for the 2016 international fixtures and as far as I’m concerned that’s their deadline!

“We have big ambitions for this venue internationally and we want Manchester to be on the radar alongside stadiums like Prague, Torun and Copenhagen as a stage for a world championship."

Belle Vue boss David Gordon echoed Harkess’s ambitions for the Rentruck Aces' new home, adding that the support of the City Council, the BSPA and the FIM amongst others have been invaluable in ensuring its success.

He said: “We're really pleased to have Alex Harkess there to open our information centre, and we can’t thank him enough for taking the time to come down from Edinburgh to join us.

“The BSPA have been behind this development since day one and their support, together with the political will of Manchester City Council to see this project be successful, has never wavered.

“Our original target in 2007 was to have the stadium completed within two or three years, but when it went beyond that it wasn't a question of packing it in. That was never up for discussion.

“We've been asked on several occasions if it would’ve been easier to just quit when things got a bit difficult, and the short answer to that is no.

“Walking away has never been an option; in fact I prefer to think of it as like preparing for the Olympics.

“We've spent the last eight years in training and now we’re fully geared up for the main event, and that is of course the commencement of construction."

Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Friends of Belle Vue Speedway 2015
The 'Friends of Belle Vue Speedway' Riders' Sponsorship Scheme will be running again for the 2015 season.

The aim of the scheme is to raise funds to go towards the riders' running costs such as fuel, tyres, transport costs etc.  Details of the scheme are contained in the introduction letter and application form below....

To be a Member costs £15 per year, please click here to read the introduction letter which contains details of the scheme.

If you would like to show your support for the Club and become a 'Friend of Belle Vue', you can download the application form by clicking here.

Application forms will also be available at the track during next season.

Many thanks to everyone who has supported the scheme in previous seasons, we hope it will be an even bigger success in 2015.

Sunday 23rd November 2014
2015 Season Tickets
2015 Season Tickets are now available with special December Discount prices for tickets ordered before the end of December.

Click here for full information, prices and the ticket application form

Remember, order early and save money with the December Discount!

Monday 3rd November 2014
Elbow Music Video featuring Belle Vue
Watch the video to Elbow's moving song 'Charge', featuring Belle Vue's own Craig Cook and Chris Morton MBE!