Our Stadiums

Belle Vue staged its first ever Speedway meeting on July 28, 1928. We took our first laps at the now demolished Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium on Kirkmanshulme Lane in front of 18,000 eager spectators!

Hyde Road


In 1929, we moved into our iconic Hyde Road Stadium, where we remained for 59 happy years until its closure in 1987.

Part of the world famous Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, Hyde Road first hosted our beloved shale sport on March 23, 1929.

The stadium had an enviable capacity of 40,000 spectators with a 382-metre track, with unique bowed straights.

It was this characteristic that inspired Chris Morton when he was designing the National Speedway Stadium’s circuit.

The final meeting was staged on November 1, 1987, a double header, in which Belle Vue defeated Coventry, but then lost to Cradley.

Following the completion of the 1987 season the stadium was closed and demolished, to the despair of the Belle Vue faithful.

Greyhound Stadium

1928, 1988-2015

The Belle Vue Stadium was an original fixture of the Zoological Gardens, hosting its first Greyhound race on July 24, 1926.

After briefly hosting Speedway in 1928, ahead of the sport’s move to Hyde Road, the track welcomed The Aces back on April 1, 1988.

The ‘temporary’ move back to the stadium’s 285-metre track felt like we had awoken from our dreams to face an unwanted reality.

But cogs were already turning to find us a more permanent home, and in 2007 plans for the National Speedway Stadium were revealed.

The final Speedway meeting at the Belle Vue Stadium took place on September 28, 2015 with Poole Pirates as our opponents.

Within 5 years of us moving to the National Speedway Stadium, it was sold for housing developments and demolished in 2021.

National Speedway Stadium


The National Speedway Stadium sits at the heart of Belle Vue’s £11 million regeneration scheme, the stadium itself costing £8 million.

Now the heart of Speedway in Great Britain, it is a regular host of high-profile national and international events every season.

The prestigious British Final and at least one global event, such as the FIM Monster Energy Speedway of Nations, take place each year.

In the centre of the banked, 347-metre circuit is a cutting edge 3G pitch, with two spectator stands encompassing the track.

The South Stand doubles as a clever acoustic barrier to contain the noise and redirect it away from houses back towards the circuit.

The 1800-seater Grandstand contains many modern amenities, including our exclusive function room The Peter Craven Suite