BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013 to be Held in Leeds

The BBC have announced the location for this years Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony, the event is to be filmed at the new First Direct Arena, in Leeds.

The recently built venue which has a seating capacity of around 13,500, was first used in July, 2013 but later officially opened in September. There’s expected to be around 12,000 tickets for the show, being made available to the British public.

Leeds First Direct Arena - Photo by Peter Astbury (Wikimedia Commons)

Where BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013 will be held: Leeds First Direct Arena – Photo by Peter Astbury (Wikimedia Commons)

BBC’s SPOTY 2013 will be broadcast live from the Leeds Arena on BBC One and BBC One HD on Sunday, 15 December (the same night as the X Factor live final on ITV). The show which is scheduled to last over two hours, will be hosted by the trio of Clare Balding, Gary Lineker and Gabby Logan.

Tickets for the event go on sale from 9:00 AM on Friday 1 November, costing either £40, £50 or £60 plus possible service charges.

Tickets can be purchased either online at firstdirectarena.com, in person from the Arena ticket office, or over the phone on 0844 248 1585. You’d best be quick though, as they’ll no doubt sell out fast.

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