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This July, Manchester Arena will host Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko in what is set to be an epic rematch. The two met last year in Germany when Fury beat Klitschko so he will be looking to defend his WBA, WBO and IBO titles.
After a long time in planning the date has been set for this summer. It sounds like homeboy Fury is looking to maintain his victory after claiming to be the only person in the world capable of beating the Ukranian. Before Fury, Wladimir Klitschko had been undeafeted for 11years.
Tyson Fury is from Wythenshawe Manchester is looking forward to fighting infront of a home crowd. Never one to shy away from controversy he is unfazed by the pressure of the fight claiming this is what he was born to do.
Bundits are predicting a genuinely even matched fight. Which means fans should be in for a treat with these well matched fighters going head to head to compete for glory as much as the title. Tickets for the event sold out in a matter of minutes. The atmosphere will surely be electric.
The iconic Manchester Arena is the perfect setting for this long anticipated fight.
Situated in the north of the city centre this 21000 capacity venue is one of the busiest and largest in Europe hosting over 130 events a year. The venue itself is on the corner of Trinity Way, Hunts Bank and Great Ducie Street and is attached to Manchester Victoria Railway and Metrolink Tram Station. Known previously as the NYNEX, Manchester Evening News Arena and Phones 4 U Arena. Manchester Arena celebrated its 20th birthday in 2015.
Manchester Arena hosts a variety of music and sporting events such as ice hockey and boxing. All the iconic rock and pop artists of the era from The Rolling Stones to The Spice Girls have headlined to crowds of thousands. Likewise the venue is a must stop on the tour of all the top stand up comedians. Peter Kays record breaking Tour That Didn’t Tour Tour sold over 1.2million tickets.
Located in the heart of the city centre, Manchester Arena is easily accessible from Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport. Trains run regularly into Manchester City Centre. The Arena is 11 miles from the hotel by car taking approximately 25-35minutes. A taxi journey would cost in the region of £20-£25 and can be pre booked via reception.
In addition Metrolink trams run from Manchester Airport Station into Manchester every 12 minutes during the day time, it’s easy for guests to hop on a tram with one change to Manchester Victoria station, which is attached to Manchester Arena.