2020 Dates for the Diary - Scotland

Sport in Scotland: The Perfect Stage.

See below for spectator sport in Scotland and book your tickets now to avoid disappointment! 

FEBRUARY

🏀 BASKETBALL.  2020 SBC Scottish Cup Finals ~ 1-2 February ~ Paisley

basketballscotland host their SBC Scottish Cup Finals at Lagoon Leisure Centre for the first time since 2016.  Two days of action feature no less than 14 teams and 7 Scottish Cup Finals showcasing some of Scotland’s best basketball talent.  Saturday includes the U16 Men, Wheelchair, U18 Women and Senior Men’s finals while on Sunday attention turns to the U16 Women, U18 Men and Senior Women’s finals | 🎟️ Tickets are on sale.

🎯 DARTS.  Premier League Darts ~ Thursday 6 February ~ Aberdeen

2020 Unibet Premier League Darts has lift-off with Night One of the action hosted at P & J Live in Aberdeen.  The tournament features the best ten darts players in the world with action on the oche from 7pm | 🎟️ Tickets are sold-out. 

🏉 RUGBY UNION.  Scotland v England/France ~ 8-9 February and 7-8 March ~ Edinburgh & Glasgow

International rugby union features Scotland’s men and women at BT Murrayfield and Scotstoun Stadium respectively as they both face a double-header of Six Nations action firstly against England – in February – followed by France in March.  Standard tickets for men’s matches at Murrayfield are now sold out.  There is current availability for the women’s fixtures  | 🎟️ Tickets on sale here.

🥊 BOXING.  Kynoch Boxing Promotions ~ Saturday 8 February ~ Paisley 

A big night of championship boxing at Lagoon Leisure Centre features Hannah Rankin (named ‘sportswoman of the year’ at the 2019 Scottish Women in Sport awards) against former IBF world champion Eva Bajic, with Rankin looking to rebound after her November loss against the undefeated Patricia Berghult in Malta.  That result saw Rankin lose the IBO super-welterweight title she won last summer against American Sarah Curran, creating history as the first Scottish woman to win a boxing world title.  Also on a packed bill is an eagerly anticipated rematch between Glasgow’s Ahmed Mweva and Martin Taylor from Livingston for Mweva’s Scottish super-lightweight title.  The two men met previously last June, Mweva winning the tightest of decisions to take the title | 🎟️ Tickets are available.

🏑 HOCKEY.  Indoor Gala Day 2020 ~ Sunday 9 February ~ Perth

The GALA Day in the Scottish Hockey calendar always provides an enthralling climax to the indoor season at Bells Sports Centre with champions are crowned and promotion/relegation places confirmed. A packed day of hockey features Scotland’s top indoor teams and players.  Matches from 9am to 5pm | 🎟️ Entry is free for spectators.

🥌 CURLING.  Scottish Curling Championships ~ 8 – 15 February – Perth

The pinnacle of Scotland’s domestic calendar the Scottish Curling Championships take place at Dewars Centre where the the top men’s and women’s teams are set to battle it out over eight days for national titles | 🎟️ Admission free for the first 7 days of round robin/knockout action.  Finals Day – 15 February – is ticket only available for purchase here.

🥇 ATHLETICS.  Indoor Grand Prix & British Athletics Indoor Championships ~ Saturday 15 February and 22-23 February ~ Glasgow

All roads lead to the Emirates Arena for a double-header of athletics featuring British and international stars.  The Müller Indoor Grand Prix on 15 February is now sold out.  The British Indoor Championships on 22 and 23 February start at 12 noon daily | 🎟️ Tickets (scroll down the page here) on sale.

🥇 ATHLETICS.  Lindsays National XC ~ Saturday 22 February ~ Callendar Park, Falkirk

A highlight of the Scottish Athletics cross country season features age group racing throughout the day with the senior women’s and men’s races taking place in the afternoon | 🎟️ Spectating is free.

⚽️ FOOTBALL.  Celtic FC Women v Glasgow City ~ Sunday 23 February ~ Glasgow

All eyes will be on the K-Park Training Academy this afternoon as a new Scottish Building Society SWPL1 season has lift-off with an intriguing clash between newly professional side Celtic FC Women (on a mission to take over top spot in the women’s club game in Scotland) against none other than the 13-time league champions Glasgow City.  Kick-off 2pm | 🎟️ Tickets available on the gate.

🏎️ RALLYING.  Grant Construction Rally ~ Sunday 23 February ~ Knockhill 

The 2020 season starts at Knockhill Racing Circuit with one of the most spectacular events of the year, the 11th running of the Grant Construction Rally. Gates open at 9am kfor this unique, single-venue rally spectacular featuring some of some of Scotland’s leading rally crews and cars. | 🎟️ Tickets on sale now with a discount for advance purchases. 

MARCH

🏒 ICE HOCKEY.  Dundee Stars/Glasgow Clan/Fife Flyers in the Elite League ~ 1-30 March ~ Dundee/Glasgow/Kirkcaldy

A crucial month lies ahead for Scotland’s three representatives in the top tier of club ice hockey in the UK.  Only a top-eight finish will do for Glasgow Clan, Fife Flyers and Dundee Stars if they want to qualify for the 2019/2020 end of season Elite League play-offs in April | 🎟️ Tickets for Glasgow Clan Fife Flyers ~ Dundee Stars

WRESTLING.  I.C.W: Fight Club ~ Sunday 1 March ~ Glasgow

Sunday night is ICW Fight Club at Glasgow Garage at what is guaranteed to be another high-octane show from the stars of Insane Championship Wrestling.  Over 18s only | 🎟️ Tickets on sale now.

🏀 BASKETBALL.  The Harlem Globetrotter ~ Thursday 5 March ~ Glasgow

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters continue their global tour with a night of basketball wizardry at the intu Braehead Arena.  A great night out for all the family the Globetrotter’s star-studded roster is guaranteed to have fans on the edge of their seats with their unique ball handling skills, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind entertainment | 🎟️ Tickets on sale.

🏐 NETBALL.  Strathclye Sirens v Surrey Storm ~ Friday 6 March ~ Glasgow

Friday night netball is back at the Emirates Arena as Strathclyde Sirens take on Surrey Storm in the hosts opening home match of the brand new Vitality Netball Superleague season, the UK’s elite netball competition featuring the top ten club teams from England, Scotland and Wales.  Centre pass is at 7pm | 🎟️ Tickets on general sale

🏀 BASKETBALL.  BBL Trophy finals 2020 ~ Sunday 15 March ~ Glasgow

A showpiece event on the British Basketball calendar, the BBL Trophy Finals are back at the Emirates Arena where they have been staged since 2013.  Tip-off for the WBBL (women’s) final is at 1pm followed by the BBL (men’s) final at 3.30pm | 🎟️ Tickets available.

🏊‍♀️🏊‍♂️ EXTREME SWIMMING. Red Bull Neptune Steps ~ 21-22 March ~ Glasgow

The world’s toughest adventure swimming race returns to Scotland with some 600 swimmers set to take on the challenge of the Red Bull Neptune Steps.  An elite swimming endurance race through Maryhill Locks pits the very best open-water swimmers, multi-sport athletes and adventure racers against each other over a 420-metre route for a sprint swim race incorporating climbs over the eight canal gates each featuring a different obstacle.  Races on Saturday from 9am to 7pm and on Sunday from 9am to 3pm | 🎟️ Spectating is free.

⚽️ FOOTBALL

Glasgow City v Wolfsburg ~ Wednesday 25 March ~ Glasgow

Glasgow City bid to make history in the UEFA Women’s Champions League by reaching the last four for the first time.  Standing in their way are German side Wolfsburgh.  The teams meet at Petershill Park tonight in the first leg of their quarter-final tie.  Kick-off 7.30pm | 🎟️ Tickets on sale from the Glasgow City website.

Scotland v Israel ~ Thursday 26 March – Glasgow

High stakes international football at Hampden Park as Scotland’s men face Israel in a one-off Euro 2020 play-off semi-final.  A win will see the Scots progress to a match away to either Norway or Serbia on 31 March for a place in the finals which start on 12 June.  Kick-off 7.45pm | 🎟️ Tickets on sale from the Scottish FA website.

🥌 CURLING.  LGT World Men’s Curling Championship 2020 ~ 26 March-5 April ~ Glasgow

The waiting is over for this showpiece event on the global  curling calendar.  The LGT 2020 World Men’s Curling Championship takes place at the Emirates Arena over nine days showcasing the best men’s curling athletes from across the world on the rink in search of world title glory and Olympic qualification points for the next Games in Beijing in 2022.  Expect plenty for home fans to get excited about Scotland boasting a strong track record at the World Championships having won the title no less than five times and amassing the third highest tally of 34 medals behind Canada.  Matches start daily at 9am | 🎟️  Tickets are on sale.

🤸‍♀️🤸‍♂️ GYMNASTICS.  Scottish National Artistic Championships ~ 28-29 March ~ Perth

Returning to the Bells Sports Centre the Scottish National Artistic Championships will see the best men’s and women’s artistic gymnasts in Scotland competing on various apparatus in a battle to be crowned national champion | 🎟️ Tickets news coming shortly – watch this space. 

APRIL

🥌 CURLING.  LGT World Men’s Curling Championship 2020 ~ 26 March-5 April ~ Glasgow

The LGT 2020 World Men’s Curling Championship (see preview above) continues at the Emirates Arena.  Matches at this showpiece event on the global curling calendar start daily at 9am | 🎟️ Tickets on sale.

🏉 RUGBY SEVENS.  Melrose Sevens ~ 9-12 April ~ Melrose

The famous Melrose Sevens are back for a 129th edition that promises to be bigger and better than ever.  Greenyards – the spiritual home of Rugby 7s – hosts a festival of Sevens rugby incorporating a four-day extravaganza of top-class rugby and entertainment kicking off with a celebrity ‘Question of Rugby’ on the opening night followed by guest teams coming from far and wide to play in the iconic tournament throughout the weekend and featuring legendary Scottish band Big Country on Sunday night bringing the festival to a close | 🎟️ Tickets on sale from the Melrose 7s website.

🏟️ LIVE SHOW!  A Question of Sport Live ~ Friday 17 April ~ Glasgow

Celebrating its 50th anniversary BBC’s A Question of Sport – the world’s longest running TV sports quiz – embarks on a 10-city tour in 2020 which starts tonight at the SEC Armadillo in Glasgow.  Starring host Sue Barker and resident team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell along with big-name guests from across the sporting world | 🎟️ Limited tickets remaining.

🏇 HORSE RACING.  Scottish Grand National festival ~ 17-18 April ~ Ayr Racecourse

The highlight of the National Hunt calendar in Scotland.  Friday is Ladies Day while Saturday features the famous Coral Scottish Grand National.  Fantastic racing is guaranteed with many of the stars of the sport in action.  Live music and lots of other entertainment will complement the jumps action on the racecourse | 🎟️ Tickets on sale now. 

🏄‍♀️🏄‍♂️ SURFING.  2020 British National Surfing Championships & British Cup ~ 18-19 April ~ Thurso 

Thurso beach is the place to be for the British National Surfing Championships where the best athletes in Britain will compete throughout the weekend for UK titles.  The event is a key staging post en route to the 2020 ISA World Surfing Championships taking place in May, in what is a huge year for the sport of surfing as it prepares for its official debut at the Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020 later this summer | 🎟️ Spectating is free.

MAY

WRESTLING.  WWE Live ~ Sunday 3 May ~ Glasgow

WWE Live returns to Scotland and with it is an opportunity to see some favourite WWE Superstars in the flesh.  WWE LIVE is a unique blend of sport and entertainment, combining in-ring match action with dramatic entertainment suitable for all the family | 🎟️ Tickets are on sale.

🎯 DARTS.  Premier League Darts ~ Thursday 7 May ~ Glasgow 

The world’s best darts players return to The SSE Hydro for Night 15 of the 2020 Unibet Premier League Darts.  Featuring the best 10 players in the world Scottish star Gary Anderson returns having missed the 2019 series along with newly-crowned PDC World Champion Peter Wright and defending Premier League darts champion Michael van Gerwen.  Action on the oche from 7pm | 🎟️ Last few tickets remaining. 

⚽️ FOOTBALL.  Scottish Cup Final ~ Saturday 9 May ~ Glasgow

Hampden Park is the venue for the biggest club Scottish men’s club football.  The first preliminary round took place back in August 2019 and just two teams will be left to compete for the trophy this afternoon.  Will 2019 winners Celtic retain the trophy or will a new 2020 winner be crowned this afternoon? | 🎟️ See the Scottish FA website for ticket news.

HIGHLAND GAMES.  Gordon Castle Highland Games ~ Sunday 17 May ~ Fochabers 

Welcoming thousands of national and international visitors to the north-east of Scotland the Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair enters its tenth year in 2020.  Highland dancing, piping, heavy weights and tug of war events will all feature | 🎟️ Visit the Facebook event page for ticket updates.

JUNE

🚵 MOUNTAIN BIKING.  UCI Mountain Bike World Cup ~ 6-7 June ~ Fort William

Two great days of mountain bike competition as the world’s best descend on Fort William for this now legendary annual event in cycling circles.  Access to the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Village is strictly by ticket only | 🎟️ Tickets now on general sale.

🏏 CRICKET.  Summer Internationals v New Zealand & Australia ~ 10, 12 and 29 June ~ Edinburgh 

Scotland face a double-header of action against two of the world’s best teams this summer.  First up it’s New Zealand and a men’s ODI followed by a men’s T20 International on 10 and 12 June respectively, the first time Scotland’s men have hosted the BLACKCAPS since 1999 – followed by a men’s T20 International against Australia on Monday 29 June.  All three matches will take place at The Grange, Edinburgh | 🎟️ Tickets on sale from the Cricket Scotland website. 

⚽️ FOOTBALL.  UEFA EURO 2020 ~ 12 June-12 July ~ Glasgow

The countdown is on to the biggest football event ever to come to Glasgow.  One of 12 host cities for EURO 2020 Glasgow will be part of the 60th anniversary of the championship with Hampden Park selected as a venue for three group games (15, 19, 23 June 2020) and a round of 16 match (30 June).  As Glasgow adds another jewel to its event crown the city will be in festival mode during the tournament.  Fan zones will welcome thousands to enjoy outdoor entertainment, guaranteeing a spectacular and accessible experience for fans, families and visitors alike | 🎟️ Latest match tickets news at UEFA.com.

There’s plenty more spectator sport in Scotland to look forward to in 2020 including golf and the Women’s British Open at Royal Troon, equestrian action from the Blair Castle International Horse Trials – both in August – not to mention Shinty’s showpiece event the Camanachd Cup Final in September.  Stay tuned here for news nearer the time and for regular updates on the best action direct to your fingertips sign up now to our free newsletter.

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