World Police and Fire Games: Spectator Events
Belfast will host the prestigious World Police and Fire Games, the third largest international multi-sport event in the world, from 1 - 10 August 2013. With most events open to the public, it's a great opportunity to attend some fantastic, FREE sporting events.
The Games are held biennially and are commonly referred to as the 'Olympics' for serving and retired police, fire, prison and border security officers. This is the first time that the Games have been hosted in the British Isles and only the third time in their 28 year history that they will be hosted in Europe. Competitors from over 60 countries will compete in 56 sports at 41 venues across Northern Ireland.
As well as the traditional sports seen at most international multi-sport events such as athletics, swimming, cycling, rugby and football, the World Police & Fire Games offers some quite unique events such as Gaelic football and Dragon Boat, plus service-specific events such as the Ultimate Firefighter, Muster, and Toughest Competitor Alive!
Entry to Events
Entry to sporting events is free and access to venues is on a first come, first served basis.
Unfortunately there will be no public access at the following venues:
- Hydebank Wood: Field and 3D Archery
- Ballykinler Training Centre: Biathlon, Pistol PAP & PPC, Rifle Large Bore and Small Bore, Shotgun - Sporting Clays and SWAT (access only for those with friends and family passes - please note that photographic identification will also be required)
- Athletes' Village: Wrist Wrestling
- The Stair Race at Obel Building will not have spectating areas, except from street level
Bodybuilding events will have open access but the finals will be ticketed. Tickets have now all been allocated but members of the public may queue on Friday evening and will be admitted if there is space.
Boxing events will have open access but the finals are ticketed. Tickets will be available in advance from the Ulster Hall (limited to 2 per person).
For further information:
Phone: (028) 9092 2007
Check out the WPFG Blog