Recognised as one of the top ten sporting cities in the world, Manchester regularly stages important events which generate massive interest across the globe.

Barely a week goes by without the northern powerhouse hosting top-class sport, making it a great place to visit for fans from across the sporting spectrum.

Professional football inevitably garners plenty of attention, with the city home to two of the most famous clubs in the world – Manchester United and Manchester City.

Manchester has also broadened its horizons in recent times, with eSports becoming an increasingly important part of the sports landscape in the city.

With that in mind, read on as we take a closer look at the top sports and eSports events scheduled to take place in Manchester during the rest of the year.

Manchester City vs Real Madrid – Champions League – April 17

The upcoming Champions League quarter-final second leg clash between Manchester City and Real Madrid will spark a flurry of activity in online betting circles.

Savvy punters who use the Quinnbet coupon code will be able to get more bang for their buck to wager on a match which is the headline act of the last eight ties.

Man City are bidding to win the Champions League for the second successive year and are rated as the bookmakers’ favourites to achieve the feat after impressing up to this point.

However, Madrid have lifted the prestigious trophy 14 times and are guaranteed to make life difficult for Pep Guardiola’s side in their two meetings this month.

Rainbow Six Major – eSports – May 16-26

Tournament organiser BLAST has confirmed that the first Rainbow Six Major for the 2024 season will take place in Manchester during May.

The Bowlers Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Stretford will stage the event from May 16-26, with 20 teams battling to grab a share of the bumper $750,000 prize pool.

The first two phases of the tournament are not open to the general public, but the crucial Phase Three on the final weekend will feature a live audience.

Thousands of eSports fans are expected to pack out the BEC, highlighting the growing popularity of professional gaming in Manchester.

England vs Sri Lanka – Test Cricket – August 21-25

International cricket takes centre stage in August as England and Sri Lanka go head-to-head at Old Trafford in what promises to be a thrilling Test Match.

The fixture is part of a hectic period for Ben Stokes’ team, who are also scheduled to face Pakistan, West Indies and Australia on home soil this year.

England have won the last three Test series against Sri Lanka, and will be confident about extending their record later this year.

They triumphed by ten wickets when Sri Lanka last played a Test in Manchester in 2002, with Mark Butcher and Alec Stewart hitting centuries in the first innings.

Davis Cup – Tennis – September 10-15

Davis Cup tennis returns to Manchester in September as Great Britain face Canada, Finland and Argentina at the AO Arena.

Britain have been drawn in Group D in the round-robin competition, which offers a route to the prestigious Final 8 tournament in Spain from November 19-24.

Argentina (2016) and Canada (2022) have lifted the Davis Cup trophy in recent years, while Finland upset the odds by progressing to the semi-finals in 2023.

The Brits defeated Australia, Switzerland and France to finish top of their group last year, but subsequently lost out in the quarter-finals against Serbia.


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