City of Wolverhampton's 'Visit the City' programme will rev up on Monday (10 July) with an evening to remember at the speedway.

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Take advantage of discounted admission and join speedway's dedicated, friendly bunch of fans at the Ladbroke Stadium, Sutherland Avenue, to see Elite League champions, Wolverhampton Wolves, entertain Rye House Rockets.

Gates open at 6.30pm for the British Speedway League meeting, with the first race at 7.30pm.

Admission has been cut by eight pounds to £10 for adults and just £1 for children aged 6 to 12 - for those who quote 'visitor programme' at the turnstiles.

Speedway promoter, Chris Van Straaten, said: "Wolverhampton Speedway are delighted to have been invited to take part in the City of Wolverhampton visitor programme.

"We have promoted speedway racing at the highest level since 1986 and are the reigning league champions.

"As a club we have always been impressed by the support and encouragement shown to sport by the local authority."

This is just one of the major attractions featuring as part of this summer's Visit the City programme, which is on now and runs until Sunday 16 July.

This weekend (8 and 9 July) the city will host its inaugural Food and Drink Festival, off Wulfruna Street - FREE tickets are still available at Type=links;Linkid=8559;Title=Food and Drink Festival;Target=_blank;.  

Families can also now enjoy the Wolves in Wolves trail and hunt down the 30 colourful wolf sculptures dotted around the city centre and West Park - as part of the biggest public art exhibition the city has even seen.

To wrap up the 'Visit the City' programme one of the Black Country's oldest fairground families - The Harry Jones Company - make a welcome return to West Park for the Wolverhampton Fiesta on Saturday 15 July and Sunday 16 July.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, added: "The speedway offer gives people the chance to get a taste of the toughest league in the world and see the very best riders.

"It is one of the major attractions the exciting Visit the City programme features for all the family."

For full details of all the offers and the fun packed 'Visit the City' programme head to Type=links;Linkid=8542;Title=Enjoy Wolverhampton;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Wednesday 5 July, 2017