SOME OF athletics’ top names will descend on Scotland next year. British Athletics has been confirmed Glasgow as the host city for the 2020 British Indoor season, with two major events being staged at the Emirates Arena in February.
The events will mark the start of the 2020 competition countdown to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
World class athletes will compete at Emirates Arena for the Müller Indoor Grand Prix on February 15, before the city hosts the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships for the first time ever between February 22 – 23, as athletes bid to qualify for March’s IAAF World Indoor Championships in Nanjing, China.
The Müller Indoor Grand Prix is the number one ranked Indoor meet in the world as the planet’s best athletes arrive in the city for an incredible afternoon of world-class sport.
Major events director for British Athletics, Cherry Alexander OBE, says Glasgow is the perfect venue for the 2020 Indoor season.
“The Müller Indoor Grand Prix will be best indoor event ever staged in Scotland, with athletics fans in for a treat as world stars come to town.
“Olympic and Paralympic year is always very special and I am sure that the atmosphere will be amazing at Emirates Arena.
“Staging the British Athletics Indoor season in Glasgow truly reflects the UK wide interest in our sport and I am proud that we are taking the SPAR British Indoor Championships to Scotland for the first time – it is long overdue.
“This announcement demonstrates the strength of collaboration between British Athletics and our home nations athletics partners.”