Sport in Manchester is an important part of the city's culture. Sports in Manchester include football, athletics and cycling at venues including the City of Manchester Stadium, the Manchester Velodrome and the National BMX Arena. Lancashire County Cricket Club, formed in 1865 to replace Manchester Cricket Club, also play at Old Trafford. Future plans for sport in Manchester include a horse racing course and the completion of the £100m Manchester City complex in east Manchester.

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  • Sport in Manchester is an important part of the city's culture. Sports in Manchester include football, athletics and cycling at venues including the City of Manchester Stadium, the Manchester Velodrome and the National BMX Arena. Manchester City and Manchester United are popular Premier League football clubs in Manchester, United's ground is in Old Trafford, and fixtures between the clubs are referred to as the Manchester Derby. In 2012, City finished first and United second in the Premier League. Manchester has hosted every major domestic, continental and international football competition, including the World Cup in 1966, the European Championship in 1996, Olympic Football in 2012, the 2003 UEFA Champions League Final, 2008, 1893, 1911, 1915 and 1970 FA Cup Final and 1977, 1978 and 1984 Football League Cup Final. Lancashire County Cricket Club, formed in 1865 to replace Manchester Cricket Club, also play at Old Trafford. Manchester has competed twice to host the Olympic Games, being beaten into fourth place by Atlanta in 1996 and coming third to Sydney in 2000. Manchester hosted the 2002 Commonwealth Games with many sporting facilities being built for them, including the City of Manchester Stadium, the Manchester Velodrome, the National Squash Centre and the Manchester Aquatics Centre. Future plans for sport in Manchester include a horse racing course and the completion of the £100m Manchester City complex in east Manchester. (en)
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  • Sports teams in the City of Manchester and Greater Manchester
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  • Sport in Manchester is an important part of the city's culture. Sports in Manchester include football, athletics and cycling at venues including the City of Manchester Stadium, the Manchester Velodrome and the National BMX Arena. Lancashire County Cricket Club, formed in 1865 to replace Manchester Cricket Club, also play at Old Trafford. Future plans for sport in Manchester include a horse racing course and the completion of the £100m Manchester City complex in east Manchester. (en)
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  • Sport in Manchester (en)
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