Tickets now on sale for Special Olympics opening ceremony – 8 August

11 Jul

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Tickets now on sale for Special Olympics opening ceremony – 8 August

Tickets are now available for the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games, which will light up Bramall Lane stadium on 8 August.

It is set to be a spectacular show featuring Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley, former World Superbikes champ turned popstar James Toseland – who recorded the official anthem We’ll Stop at Nothing – and entertainment by both disabled and able-bodied performers from Rationale Theatre Company.

Hosting the show are Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter, F1 broadcaster Suzi Perry and football pundit Chris Kamara. An audience of 20,000 people will welcome the athletes to the city.

Tickets start at just £5 and are available from the Sheffield United ticket office, 0114 253 7200 (option 1) or in person at the Sheffield United FC Box Office at Bramall Lane.


Special Olympics Activity Festival – 9 August

People with learning disabilities aged 11 years and over will have the chance to try a range of sports for free during this summer’s Special Olympics National Games.

The Activity Festival takes place on Wednesday 9 August at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) from 12noon to 5pm, with registration open at 11.30am

Sports on offer include basketball, tennis, cricket, golf and boccia.

Registration for individuals, groups and Special Olympics programmes is free but there are a very limited number of places so pre-booking is essential.

For information or to request a registration form, visit or contact Laura Davies at Special Olympics Great Britain on or 02073 757624.


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