See below for a taster of spectator sport in London coming up between January to March 2019 and beyond.  Book your tickets now where applicable to avoid disappointment!  And for daily fixture updates, ticket giveaways and more follow our @sportonspecLDN social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

JANUARY

SNOOKER.  13th to 20th January – The Masters – Alexandra Palace

The most prestigious invitational tournament in snooker returns to the Alexandra Palace where it has been held since 2012.  Ronnie O’Sullivan is just one of the elite top 16 players in the world who looking to win the tournament considered one of the sport’s Triple Crown events, alongside the World Championship and the UK Championship.  Tickets for some sessions remain via the World Snooker website. 

BASKETBALL.  Thursday 17th January.  NBA London Game 2019 – The O2

Stars from American basketball – the ninth regular-season NBA game to be played in London in as many years – are back for their annual appearance across the pond and this time it’s Washington Wizards and New York Knicks who will be delighting the crowds at The O2.  Check out the Twickets resale website (all tickets at face value or better) for availability.

NETBALL.  19th and 20th January – Vitality Netball International Series – Copper Box Arena

After the success of their Commonwealth Games gold medal in 2018 the Vitality are back on home soil as four of the world’s best netball teams go head-to-head in the Netball Quad Series.  Who will seize a psychological advantage in a huge year for netball with the World Cup taking place in Liverpool in July.  A limited number of tickets for Saturday 19th remain via the England Netball website.

TABLE TENNIS.  26th to 27th January – World Championship of Ping Pong – Alexandra Palace

Sandpaper bats at the ready the BetVictor World Championship of Ping Pong returns for its seventh year in the iconic surrounding of Alexandra Palace.  Fast and furious action meets speed, power and old-fashioned skill across a packed weekend of matches.  And with close up viewing for many matches an added bonus it promises to be great weekend of ping pong entertainment.  Tickets are on sale. 

HOCKEY.  27th January – Super 6s – Copper Box Arena

Stand by for an indoor hockey bonanza as the Jaffa Super 6s returns to the Olympic Park.  Non-stop action is guaranteed in the Copper Box with the best women’s and men’s indoor sides battling it out to be crowned national champions.  No less than six matches – four semi-finals and two finals – together live entertainment will make a social and sporting event to remember.  Tickets on sale here.

FEBRUARY

RUGBY UNION.  Saturday 10th – Six Nations – England v France – Twickenham

Le Crunch is back as England and France get set to battle it out on the Twickenham turf in an Anglo-Gallic rugby rivalry that dates back over a 100 years.  With it being World Cup year, and England will be looking to avenge their defeat to France in the Stade de France in 2018, expect the fixture to have some added spice as if that were needed.  Tickets are currently sold out check the England Rugby website for latest availability. 

BOXING.  Saturday 23rd February – James DeGale v Chris Eubank Jr – The O2

A rivalry that has simmered for years will be settled tonight in this intriguing all-British super-middleweight encounter that could signal retirement for the loser.  In one corner is the Olympic and world champion James DeGale now in the twilight of his career and facing him one Chris Eubank Jr looking to get his career back on track after defeat to George Groves in 2018 in the World Boxing Super Series.  Tickets on sale at The O2 box office.

MARCH

ATHLETICS.  Sunday 10th March – The Big Half – Central London

A road race with a difference in the capital will feature a cast of thousands led by none other than Sir Mo Farah – four-time Olympic gold medallist and six-time world champion – looking to defend The Vitality Big Half title he won in 2018.  The 13.1 mile race starts near Tower Bridge and finishes by the iconic Cutty Sark.  Live music on the route will accompany a world-class field in the elite races – spectating is free on the route.

FOOTBALL.  Friday 22nd March – England v Czech Republic – Wembley

England are back in international action at Wembley for the first time since their dramatic late win against Croatia in November that secured a place in the semi-finals of June’s inaugural Uefa Nations League finals in Portugal against the Netherlands.  Tickets on sale from the FA website.

GYMNASTICS.  Saturday 23rd March – The Superstars of Gymnastics – The O2

The Superstars Of Gymnastics is a major new event headlined by global megastars Simone Biles and Max Whitlock who are joined by a host of other stars including Olympic and Commonwealth medallist Daniel Purvis, two-time Olympic gold medallist Aliya Mustafina of Russia and Germany’s Fabian Hambüchen a gold medallist on horizontal bars at Rio 2016.  Taking place at The O2 the Superstars of Gymnastics will showcase an exhibition of the very best talent in gymnastics.  Tickets for both the afternoon and evening session are on sale.

And there’s plenty more spectator sport in London to look forward to in 2019 including …

ROWING.  7th April – The Boat Race – River Thames

Join some 250,00 spectating who line the river annually to watch this iconic race.  Women’s Boat Race at 2.15pm.  Men’s Boat Race 3.15pm.  Spectating free on the route.

HOCKEY.  April to June – FIH Pro League – Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

A ground-breaking new global competition for hockey in 2019 the FIH Pro League will feature 16 matches in London with Great Britain’s women and men competing in both leagues.  Home matches begin on Saturday 27 April 2019 and runs through to Sunday 23 June 2019 made up of 8 single internationals and 4 ‘double-headers’ where GB’s women’s and men’s team will play back to back.  Tickets are available to purchase now.   

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