Sports Personality of the Year 2016 Heads to Birmingham

Birmingham Genting Arena will host the prestigious event for 2016's new winner

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Tickets will be on sale later in the year for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016 which comes to Birmingham. The night will be hosted by Clare Balding, Gary Lineker and Gabby Logan.

Director of BBC Sport Barbara Slater is enthusiastic for the upcoming evening, “This has already been an extraordinary year of sport,

“With so much more still to come we’re in for a very special Sports Personality of the Year. Our past visits to Birmingham have been a great success and we’ve no doubt that will be repeated with this year’s show.”

This is not the first time the event has taken place in Birmingham having been held there 6 years ago.

Previous winners have included Lewis Hamilton, Mark Cavendish and 2015’s winner Andy Murray.

The latest hopefuls for 2016 include Jessica Ennis-Hill, Anthony Joshua, and Jamie Vardy. The glittering awards show will commence on December 18th 2016.

Joe Godwin, Director of BBC Academy and BBC Birmingham stated, “From the Ashes at Edgbaston to the Ryder Cup at the Belfry and athletics at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham is no stranger to hosting world class sporting events and we’re honoured to be rolling out the red carpet for BBC Sports Personality of The Year.

“The city has a zealous population of sports-mad fans and is home to many sporting greats so we’re looking forward to giving the event the celebration it deserves.”

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