Construction has started at the Belle Vue Sports Village.
The £11 million development will bring world class significant national centres for both speedway and basketball to Manchester – along with a new National Speedway Academy that will look to develop the next generation of riders.
The purpose built speedway venue – boasting a 1,842 seat grandstand –will be capable of hosting both national and international race meetings, attracting some of the world’s best riders to east Manchester.
We spoke to Cllr Jeff Smith from Manchester City Council:
Warrington Wolves players will be taking part in a charity basketball game on Saturday in aid of After Adoption.
The game begins at 10:30 at Birchwood Tennis & Leisure Complex in Warrington.
The players will include: Mick Higham, Paul Wood, Rhys Williams, Gareth O’Brien, Ben Currie, Brad Dwyer, James Laithwaite, Jordan Burke, Ryan Shaw, Danny Bridge, James Mendeika, James Saltonstall, Gavin Bennion and Gene Ormsby.
For more details please visit the After Adoption website.
The British Basketball League has withdrawn the Cheshire Jets' franchise due to the team's financial problems.
New owner Hadyn Cook saved the club from folding last month, but asked the league to postpone Sunday's scheduled meeting with the Mersey Tigers as he tried to raise cash.
But the BBL rejected the request and said: "The BBL have withdrawn the Cheshire franchise from its operating company with immediate effect.
"The decision follows an urgent review of the franchise following notification from the club that they were unable to fulfil their fixture this weekend.
"The BBL is currently exploring a number of options to ensure the continuation of the franchise. It is anticipated there will be a further announcement in the coming days."
The Jets had won one and lost five of their league games this season.
After a ten year absence, the Manchester Giants are back.
The club have reformed and tonight will play their first game of the new British Basketball League season against the London Lions at Wright Robinson Sports College.
Team USA star LeBron James tells David Chisnall he's ready to face Team GB in a warm up game at the Manchester Arena tomorrow.