Frequently Asked Questions – Microplus UK Athletics Championships 2024

Microplus UK Athletics Championships Manchester 2024


When will tickets go on sale?

The Microplus UK Athletics Championships will take place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2024 at the Manchester Regional Arena.

Tickets will go on sale in the priority window at 10:00 (BST) on Tuesday 30th April.

General sale tickets will be available from 10:00 (BST) on Tuesday 7th May, subject to availability.


How do I purchase 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 seating is available around the venue with step free access or a couple of steps onto the row of seats.

Wheelchair and ambulant seating can be purchased online. More information can be found on our accessibility page.


How many tickets can I purchase?

You will be able to purchase up to 15 tickets online.

For group bookings of 16 or more tickets please complete the below form and a member of the groups team will be in contact with you.

Submit a request – Ticketmaster Help


How much do tickets cost?

The ticket prices can be found on the Ticket Information page.


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.


What is a weekend ticket?

A weekend ticket allows you to purchase the same seat for both days of the competition.

You will receive one ticket that will cover both days.


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 by clicking on the map and selecting your block, row and seat.

Please note if the website is busy this function may be temporarily unavailable.

You can also add various filters on the right hand side of the ticketing page to select your tickets.


Is there a premium package available?

New for 2024 we have released the Champions Package.

In addition to a Category A ticket, the Champions Package also gives you access to The Citizens Suite in the East Stand of the Etihad Stadium, where you will be able to enjoy a finger buffet lunch with complimentary tea & coffee. A cash bar will also be available. Full details of the Champions Package can be found below.

Package includes:

  • Access to The Citizens Suite, East Stand, Etihad Stadium*
  • Category A ticket (Blocks S & U)
  • Complimentary Car Parking
  • Finger Buffet Lunch
  • Complimentary Tea & Coffee
  • Cash Bar Available

* Please note The Citizens Suite is approximately a 10 minute walk from the Manchester Regional Arena


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 will be available approximately 30 days before the event.

Please note this is subject to change.


When will I receive my tickets?


Your phone is your ticket. Download the latest version of the Ticketmaster app, sign in and view your tickets in ‘My Events’ before you get to the venue to ensure easy entry. Your tickets will not be emailed to you or available for print.


Log into your account from a computer, not a phone or tablet. From your order, view and print your tickets. When you print-at-home, your tickets will not be emailed to you.


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 for resale with Ticketmaster. More information on how to resell your tickets can be found here.


What time will the event take place?

The event is expected to run between approximately 11:30 – 20:00 on Saturday and 11:30 – 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 and the date that you require parking.


Is blue badge parking available at the event?

Blue badge parking is 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