Sporting Events In Nottingham

From spectator sports to participatory events and venues, there's something for eveyone in Nottingham when it comes to sport.

Keep reading to discover key venues and unmissable events for any sport lover.

Did you know that Nottingham is the home to two-time European Cup winners? This being Nottingham Forest F.C, of course! We are also home to Notts County F.C, who claim to be the oldest professional association football club in the world, after being formed in 1862. You can still see both teams play their heart out at home on your next visit to Notts.


Nearby to both football stadiums, you’ll find the world famous Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, which has seen Test Cricket being playing for over a century. In 2024, they are hosting the Cricket Test Match – England v. West Indies from 18th – 22nd July.


Nottinghamshire is also proud to be home of two thoroughbred horse-racing tracks: Nottingham Racecourse and Southwell Racecourse. The history books show racing taking place in Nottingham as far back as 1773.

The Nottingham Tennis Centre also has excellent facilities and has played host to many international tournaments. This includes the Rothesay Nottingham Open, which is an annual event held in June, just before the Wimbledon Open, and therefore regularly attracts some of the best tennis players in the world including Andy Murray in 2023.



The National Ice Centre is home to the GB Short Track Speed Skating squad. Public skating sessions and amazing seasonal events take place daily and families are welcome, with Under 5s skating for free. The National Ice Centre & Motorpoint Arena Nottingham are also home to local legends The Nottingham Panthers. The only professional ice hockey team in the East Midlands, you can catch Panthers' home fixtures at The National Ice Centre & Motorpoint Arena Nottingham during the Elite League season, usually running September - April each year. 

Having the National Water Sports Centre based in Nottingham, you’ll never be short of something to try out.  Whether it’s Canoeing & Kayaking, Sailing, Power Boating, Rafting or Water Skiing – you’ll be sure to have a ‘splashing’ time. The Centre has an excellent white water course that operates on 700m of adrenaline pumping action.  Used by the British Slalom, Freestyle Kayak and White Water Rafting Teams for training and competitions the course truly is world class. This year, they are hosting the British Rowing Club Championships on 18th – 21st July 2024 with over 3,000 athletes attending!




Here are just some of the other amazing sporting events you can expect to see across Nottingham in 2024:


  •   Touch Rugby World Cup | 15th – 21st July 2024 - UoN
  •  British Transplant Games | 1st – 4th August 2024 - UoN
  •  Archery GB Nationals at Wollaton | 6th – 8th September 2024
  •   EIHL Playoff Finals Weekend | Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st April 2024, Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
  •   Robin Hood Half Marathon | Sunday 29 September 2024