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The Manchester Aquatics Centre is a new 32 million swimming pool complex located close to the city centre. Largely funded by Sport England, it is the only complex in the UK with two 50-metre pools as well as separate diving and leisure pools. In Games mode it will have a seating capacity of circa 2,500.







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Manchester Aquatics Centre
Street address

Manchester Aquatics Centre
2 Booth Street East
Manchester M13 9SS

Nearest metro stop

Manchester Piccadilly or St Peter's Square

Nearest railway station

Manchester Oxford Road connecting from Manchester Piccadilly

Bus routes

Travelling here from Manchester city centre:

The Manchester Aquatics Centre is a short walk from the city centre but excellent public transport links are also available.

Buses: 40 to 49, 142, 143

Travelling from here to Manchester city centre:

Buses:

From Oxford Road: 40 to 49, 142, 143

From Upper Brook Street or Grosvenor Street: 50, 130

Taxis

Taxis can be hailed outside the Manchester Aquatics Centre

Catering outlet payment methods

Cash only

Merchandise outlet payment methods

Cash, Mastercard, Visa, most debit cards such as Switch or Delta, personal cheques with guarantee card. Programme sales will be cash only.

Venue hours

25 July 2002

Session 1: doors open 10.30; competition starts 13.00; doors close 13.15
Session 2: doors open 13.30; competition starts 14.00; doors close 17.30

26 July 2002

Session 1: doors open 08.30; competition starts 09.30; doors close 11.15
Session 2: doors open 11.45; competition starts 12.30; doors close 15.00
Session 3: doors open 15.45; competition starts 16.30; doors close 18.15
Session 4: doors open 18.45; competition starts 19.30; doors close 22.00

27 July 2002

Session 1: doors open 08.30; competition starts 09.30; doors close 11.15
Session 2: doors open 11.45; competition starts 12.30; doors close 15.00
Session 3: doors open 15.45; competition starts 16.30; doors close 18.15
Session 4: doors open 18.45; competition starts 19.30; doors close 22.00

Venue features

Food and drink are available at the Manchester Aquatics Centre

Parking

Pay and display parking is available nearby

General venue rules


  • No glass bottles or cans may be brought into the venue

  • No alcoholic beverages may be brought into the venue (alcohol can be purchased within the venue).

  • Smoking is permitted in restricted areas only

  • Children under the age of two will be admitted free provided they do not occupy a seat

  • Even if it is cold outside, it will be very warm inside the venue - make sure you don't wear too many layers

  • Flash photography is not permitted during diving and synchronised swimming sessions

  • Plan to arrive an hour before the start of the session

Services for disabled spectators

Tickets for disabled spectators may be purchased by telephoning 0870 162 2002 or visiting the website ticketing section


  • Wheelchair spaces (each available with one accompanying companion seat) are priced in the lowest price band

  • Guide dogs are permitted in all areas

  • Disabled patrons may enter through the main entrance to the venue

  • There are no steps to climb before entering the venues

  • A lift is available for wheelchair users within the venue

  • There are accessible toilets

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