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Sporting and Events Calendar 2016

We have now entered another year and being an even number, we can look forward to a few major global sporting events. Firstly, congratulations to the first champion of the year, Gary Anderson who won the PDC World Darts Championship at the weekend.

2016 sees the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio beginning on 5 August and concluding on 7 September. Although these Games may not be physically accessible as the last one for the majority of the British public, there are events closer to home such as the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix and the Indoor British Championships in Sheffield, both taking place in February.  July sees the London Anniversary Games.

For football fans, Euro 2016 starts in France on 10 June, with England perhaps in the strongest position it has ever been to bring home some semblance of glory. Cricket’s summer series starts 19 May with test matches against Sri Lanka and Pakistan and the T20 World Cup taking place in India.

Golf fans, watch out for the start of the Open, 14 July and the Ryder Cup, 30 Sept and over the summer, golf is being included in the Olympics for the first time.

For sailing fanatics, the ISAF World Cup event at Weymouth and Portland in June is expected to attract great attention, and tennis is well represented with Wimbledon in the summer and the Davis Cup, starting 4 March.

Events Calendar 2016

Date(s)                                                                 Event                                                    Location

Jan 14-18             Cricket                                 South Africa v England                  Johannesburg

Jan 16                   Boxing                                 David Haye v Mark de Mori          O2 Arena, London

Jan 16-7               Football                               African Nations Championships   Rwanda

Jan 18-3               Tennis                                  Australian Open                               Melbourne

Feb 7                    Gridiron                               Super Bowl                                       Santa Clara, California

Feb 3-13               Cricket                                 South Africa v England                   South Africa

Feb 6                    Rugby Union                       Start of Six Nations                          UK

Feb 12-21             Multi-sports                        Winter Youth Olympics                  Lillehammer, Norway

Mar 2-6                Cycling                                  World Track Championships        London, UK

Mar 6                   Mothers’ Day

Mar 11-Apr 3       Cricket                                  ICC World Twenty20                      India

Mar 15-18            Horse Racing                      Cheltenham Festival                       Cheltenham

Mar 25-28           Easter Weekend

Mar 27                 Running                               IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Cardiff

Apr 7-10              Golf                                       Masters                                              Augusta, USA

Apr 9                    Horse Racing                      Grand National                                 Aintree, Liverpool

Apr 24                  Marathon                            London Marathon                           London

May 2                   Early May Bank Holiday

May 7                   Horse Racing                      Kentucky Derby                               Louisville, Kentucky, US

May 8-12             Multi-sports                        Invictus Games                                 Orlando, Florida, USA

May 18                 Football                                Europa League Final                       Switzerland

May 21                 Football                                FA Cup final                                      Wembley Stadium, London

May 22-Jun 5      Tennis                                  French Open                                     Paris, France

May 28                 Football                               Champions League Final                Milan

May 30                 Spring Bank Holiday

Jun 3-26               Football                               Copa América Centenario              United States

Jun 10-Jul 10       Football                                Euro 2016                                          France

Jun 16-19              Golf                                      US Open                                            Pennsylvania

Jun 27-Jul 10       Tennis                                  Wimbledon                                        London, England

July 2-24              Cycling                                  Tour de France                                 France

July 14-17             Golf                                       British Open                                     Ayrshire, Scotland

July 28–31           Golf                                       US PGA Baltusrol                              New Jersey

Aug 5-21                Multi-sports                       Summer Olympics                           Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Aug 21-28             Rowing                               World Rowing Championships        Rotterdam

Aug 29 – Sep 11    Tennis                                 US Open                                             New York, USA

Aug 29                 Summer Bank Holiday

Sep 7-18               Multi-sports                       Paralympic Games                             Rio, Brazil

Sep 30-Oct 2       Golf                                      Ryder Cup                                            Minnesota

Oct 1                      AFL                                      Grand Final                                         Melbourne, Australia

Oct 9-16                Cycling                                UCI Road World Championships    Doha, Qatar

So from the events calender 2016, it is going to be a busy year for sport and with them opportunities for the catering trade to lay on themed events on top of the all the local celebrations across the South West of England and South Wales.

Published Date: 5th January 2016
Category: Blog, Catering Business, Events, News
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