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North Manchester is the area of Manchester north of the centre bounded by the M60, the A6 and A57. It includes Sportcity, the development for the 2002 Commonwealth games, held in Manchester and Manchester City FC.

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The B of the Bang, Sportcity

In Sportcity, about 45 minutes' walk from Piccadilly Station train station:

  • B of the Bang, junction of Ashton New Road and Alan Turing Way, Sportcity, [1]. Thomas Heatherwick's masterpiece is the tallest sculpture in the UK, and leans over the junction at an angle greater than that of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It resembles a firework exploding in mid-air and is named after a Linford Christie quote (he said he would always start a race at "the B of the bang" of the starting pistol). Free.
  • City of Manchester Stadium, Ashton New Road, Sportcity, 0870 062 1894, [2]. M 11.30AM-4.30PM, Tu-Sa 9.30AM-4.30PM, Su 11AM-3PM. Originally built as the centrepiece of the Commonwealth Games, the stadium is now the home of Manchester City FC. It has a museum and a stadium tour as well as being host to City home games. Museum and tour £7 adults, £4.50 children & over-65s.







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