Frequently Asked Questions – UK Champs 2023

UK Athletics Championships Manchester 2023


When will tickets go on sale?

The UK Athletics Championships will take place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2023 at the Manchester Regional Arena.

Tickets will go on sale soon. To register your interest in tickets please sign up here.


How do I request accessible tickets?

Wheelchair positions are available around the venue and include a free companion ticket. A roof structure covers some of these positions from the elements but not all.

Ambulant disabled seating is available around the venue with step free access or a couple of steps onto the row of seats.

Call the accessibility team on 0800 640 5001 (open Monday – Friday, 9am – 7pm & 9am – 5pm over the weekend) to purchase tickets. Calls are free from UK landlines and mobiles.


How many tickets can I purchase?

You will be able to purchase up to 8 tickets online.

For more than 8 tickets please contact the Group Bookings team on 0800 358 0058 Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.


What age range is a junior ticket?

Junior tickets are available for those aged 16 years and under.

Children aged 16 years or under must be accompanied to the event by an adult.

Children under the age of 2 years old do not require a ticket but must be happy to sit on the knee of a parent or guardian for the event.


What age is a senior ticket?

Senior tickets are available for those 65 years and over.


Will athletes competing at the event receive tickets?

Athletes will receive a code for discounted tickets to the event once they have accepted their invitation.


Can I pick where I want to sit?

Yes, when purchasing your tickets, you can select your specific seat or select ‘Best Available’ and let the ticketing system automatically allocate you the best seats in the block.

If you are purchasing on the first day of sale you may not be able to select your specific seat due to the number of people on the ticketing site looking for tickets.


Is there a hospitality package available?

There is currently no hospitality package available for this event.


Are any of the seats at the stadium undercover?

The venue has a roof structure on all stands however those sitting on the lower rows in the stands &/or depending on the wind direction may find that they are not undercover.

All spectators attending the event are advised to check the weather conditions before leaving home and dress appropriately including hats and sun cream should the sun shine!


Where is best to see what events?

One of the best things about coming to an athletics event is that you are never far away from the action, with multiple events happening at the same time and spread around the stadium there is always something to watch.

In the stadium every seat gives you an excellent view of the action.

If you love to watch the fastest athletes on the planet the best seats to choose are in the East Stand.

Want to watch the long and triple jumpers charging down the runway, then choose seats in the West Stand.

If the pole vault is more your thing, then then the South Stand is for you whilst the North Stand offers the best view of the high jump.

For the throw events the North and South Stands offer the best viewpoint.

And of course, not leaving out the endurance races where any seat in the stadium is great to cheer on the athletes as they complete laps of the track.

Please note field event locations are subject to change depending on the wind direction on the day.


What events can I see on each day?

The events taking place on each day can be found here.

The full timetable can be found here.

Please note this is subject to change.


When will I receive my tickets?

All tickets will be emailed to you as a PDF attachment approximately two weeks before the event.

You will need to print out your tickets on plain white A4 paper, ensuring each ticket is on one piece of paper and the barcode is easy to read with no smudging or bleeding. If the barcode is not clear it will stop the ticket from scanning on entry.


I do not have access to a printer, how do I get my ticket?

If you have a friend or relative with a printer, please ask them to print your tickets for you.

Alternatively, open the PDF containing the ticket on your phone and zoom into the barcode area. Present this zoomed in barcode to the steward with the scanner at the access gate and this should scan allowing you access to the event.


Can I resell tickets if I can no longer attend the event?

If you can no longer attend the event, you can pass your tickets on to friends and family.

Alternatively, you can list your tickets on the official fan to fan resale platform, Twickets


What time will the event take place?

The event is expected to run between approximately 11:30 – 19:30 on Saturday and 11:15 – 17:00 on Sunday.

Please note all timings are subject to change.


How should I travel to the Stadium?

We advise that you plan your journey to and from the stadium in advance.

More information can be found on our travel page here.


Is parking available at the Stadium?

Spectator car parking is available free of charge in the Blue Car Park. The Blue Car Park is accessible from the A6010 Alan Turing Way.

If you require blue badge parking, please email with your name, car make, model and registration. We will also require a photo of the front & back of your blue badge pass.


Is blue badge parking available at the event?

Blue badge parking available at the stadium. To book this please email with:

Name of badge holder
Photograph showing the front & back of your blue badge
Car registration, make and model
Event location
Event date


Can I leave the stadium and re-enter?

Entrances will be open throughout the day to allow you to leave and re-enter or arrive at different times to see specific events.

If you leave the stadium you will need to get a wristband from the stewards on the gate and remember to take your ticket with you to ensure you can re-enter. If you leave the stadium please be aware that you will be subject to bag and body wand checks each time you re-enter the stadium.


Will food and drink facilities be available inside the stadium?

Food and drink kiosks will be available at the event. All payments will be contact free and cashless.

A small amount of cold food for personal consumption can be brought into the venue. Sealed plastic bottles of water or juice under 500ml are permitted but no glass bottles, cans, flasks, hard sided reusable bottles (such as stainless steel metal bottles) or picnic hampers including metal cutlery are allowed.

Strictly no alcohol is permitted to be brought into the stadium.


If you have a question that is not answered above please contact us