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Sporting City

Whether you're here to support one of our local teams or visit one of the many international events held in Leeds throughout the year, you'll love how easy it is to get close to the action.

In 2019 we look forward to hosting: The Cricket World Cup, the UCI World Championships, the ITU World Triathlon Series, Tour de Yorkshire, Third Specsavers Ashes Test Match and 2019 IFAF Women’s European Championship, and that’s in addition to Leeds United celebrating their centenary. 2019 is set to be a great year for Leeds and a wonderful opportunity to showcase our sporting pedigree to the world! READ MORE HERE

ITU World Triathlon Series

On 8th & 9th June 2019, Leeds was once again be the proud host of the major sporting event: A J Bell World Triathlon Series Leeds

Representing the pinnacle of international triathlon competition, the International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series sees elite Olympic-level athletes competing around the globe to become world champion.

The event presents individuals of all levels of ability the opportunity to swim, bike and run on the same course, in front of the same crowds on the same day as the world’s best triathletes as they race along a course from Roundhay Park down to Leeds City Centre

Age Group Race Leeds 2016 6- Dave Tyrell - British Triathlon
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Are you in?

ICC Cricket World Cup

The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup takes place 30th May – 14th July 2019 and the Cricket World Cup carnival is coming to Leeds! Whether a seasoned cricket fan or totally new to the game, everyone will enjoy the greatest celebration of cricket.

Leeds’ Headingley Stadium will host four prestigious matches:

England v Sri Lanka – 21st June
Pakistan v Afghanistan – 29th June
Afghanistan v Windies – 4th July
Sri Lanka v India – 6th July

The city will be celebrating in style with a host of cricket related activity.

UCI World Championships

The UCI Road World Championships is one of the most prestigious events on the professional cycling calendar. The event takes place over nine days from 21st-29th September 2019, in locations across Yorkshire, with Harrogate being the hub. The event includes individual and team time trials as well as full road races for Under 18, Under 23 and Elite riders.

Leeds is the starting location for the Men’s Elite Road Race on 29th September. Leeds is the nearest city to Harrogate, just over 30 minutes by car or train.


Stage 1 - Tour de France - credit Welcome to Yorkshire
Women's American Football



The British American Football Association, BAFA, have announced that Leeds will host the 2019 IFAF Women’s European Championship during the week of August 18 at the John Charles Centre for Sport. Find out more here


It's not just major events that make Leeds a must-visit destination for sport fans, there's year round sport and the city is proud to be home to a number of teams and facilities. 


Leeds United FC was formed in 1919 and is traditionally one of the biggest clubs in UK football, drawing in large crowds of supportive fans for their home games. In 2019 the club will be celebrating their centenary! 
Based at Elland Road Football Stadium, Leeds United currently play in the Championship and has produced a long line of exceptional players, including Billy Bremner, Norman Hunter and Rio Ferdinand.
The club has had a long history of success, with passionate fans and in the coming season, Leeds United hope to conquer the Championship as they move into a new era with a new owner and new manager.
Billy Bremner Statue outside Elland Road
Stage 1 - Tour de France - Credit Welcome To Yorkshire


Leeds has gained a reputation as THE city for major sporting events over recent years.

One such event was the Grand Départ of 2014's Tour de France, which set off from just outside Leeds Town Hall. We loved the event so much it lead to the creation of the Tour de Yorkshire. 

The Tour de Yorkshire is a new race being held by Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and Welcome to Yorkshire (WTY), supported by British Cycling with a mass sportive for amateur cyclists to be held in May, giving keen cyclists the chance to experience stretches of the Grand Départ route. The fourth edition of the race is taking place 2nd - 5th May 2019.


Since its formation in 1863 Yorkshire County Cricket Club has strived for a sense of pride, belonging and tradition, alongside a string of excellent results, which has meant the club is regarded as one of the best in the world.
Based at Headingley Stadium, YCCC regularly compete at home, with both T20 matches and the LV county championships. Headingley also hosts a number of international games and has been hosting international cricket since 1899 and in 2019 is proud host to four ICC Cricket World Cup matches. In 2019, the stadium will also host the Third Specsavers Ashes Test Match – England vs Australia – 22nd – 26th August. 
Yorkshire Cricket at Headingley – Credit VAUGHN RIDLEY/SWPIX.COM
Super League XX Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Friday 20 March from Headingley Carnegie. Rhinos Paul AIton and


Headingley Stadium is also home to Leeds Rugby:
Leeds Rhinos is the city’s professional Rugby League club, a member of the Super League and is the third most successful rugby league club in the UK, having won the championship nine times, as well as three World Club Challenge titles.
Yorkshire Carnegie is an RFU Championship team and has an exciting programme of matches and a vision to produce and sustain a Premiership team in Yorkshire, based on Yorkshire talent, Yorkshire Carnegie are an exciting team with big plans and a dedicated fan base.



Leeds is home to a number of great places to golf including Leeds Golf Club, South Leeds Golf Club and the award-winning Leeds Golf Centre.

The city is also surrounded by a wealth of high quality courses. The high, well-drained uplands of the moors and dales that sit to the north of Yorkshire’s most dynamic city offer a perfect landscape for golf. Within a half hour’s drive of the city centre there is an abundance of courses to suit every golfing taste. Find out more here.

9th Green - Moortown Golf Club - James Drake Photography