Speedway's much anticipated return to Sheffield is postponed

The long-awaited retrn of Speedway to Sheffield after more than 500 days with no racing has been postponed at the last minute.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 4:05 pm
Owlerton Stadium.

Weather conditions have meant that the return of races to Sheffield’s Owlerton Stadium cannot take place as scheduled today (May 20).

Instead, spectators will have to wait a little longer until the resheduled event on July 8.

A spokesperson for Sheffield Speedway said: ““After over 500 days with no racing the wait goes on. I cannot believe it. We’re all absolutely gutted about it.”

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All tickets for tonight’s cancelled event will be accepted at the re-staging on July 8.

Fans have posted on social media about their disappointment at the news.

One wrote: “Gutted so looking forward to the meeting but the safety of the riders come first.”

Another said: “Unfortunate, but well done for calling it off early and letting fans know.”

It is forecast to rain heavily all evening in Sheffield tonight.