Speedway’s British Final on Saturday week will be available to watch live thanks to a new streaming service.
With the event at Ipswich on September 26 now restricted to 1,000 following a cut in numbers by the government last week, fans have bombarded British Speedway’s social media channels asking how they can watch from home.
And after days of talks, the British Speedway Promoters Ltd have come to an arrangement with live streaming professionals Sports Central for a multi camera production with behind the scenes action and live commentary.
Stream tickets are available from sportcentral.tv and cost £12.95 with the meeting build-up starting at 7.15 and the first race is 7.45. The stream will go live at 6.30. Registration and email verification will be required before purchase.
British Speedway Chairman Rob Godfrey said: “We are delighted to have got to this stage. It has been an incredibly time consuming exercise and when the goalposts changed last week to reduce spectator numbers by more than half it was another major obstacle.
“Now supporters everywhere have the opportunity to watch the meeting live with a quality production from people with vast experience in the streaming industry, particularly in ice hockey.
“The line-up is taking shape and despite some absentees it’s going to be a keenly competitive meeting and picking a winner is going to be tough.
“Live stream tickets are not limited in numbers but we urge you to buy your tickets in advance and log-in early on the evening of the live stream to watch.”