Gateshead International Stadium has provided the stage for some unforgettable athletics moments over the years and it looks like there are plenty more to come following the confirmation that the famous venue is to host the Müller Grand Prix from next summer.
Given the redevelopment of Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium, the showpiece event will move to the North East and an arena which has hosted international grands prix in the past and is also the only venue to have held the European Athletics Team Championships on three occasions – in 1989, 2000 and 2013.
“It’s brilliant to be returning to the North East. We know from previous events how passionate their spectators are and how much they appreciate and respect the heritage of the sport,” said British Athletics Major Events Director Cherry Alexander, with Gateshead confirmed as Müller Grand Prix hosts for 2020 and 2021, while there will be the option of hosting other events up until 2025
“The venue has proved time and time again it can host world-class athletics and international championships, so we know we’re going to have a great experience working with them once again.”
Gateshead was the location of the first Diamond League event to take place in the UK nine years ago ...
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