William Eichler 23 October 2015

Nottingham named England’s ‘Home of Sport’

Nottingham named England’s ‘Home of Sport’ image

Nottingham is England’s official ‘Home of Sport’, according to the tourism board VisitEngland.

The announcement followed a national campaign organised by VisitEngland to find England’s top sporting destination.

Nottingham received more nominations than any other English destination, making it the ‘People’s Choice’ going into the national vote. It then went on to win 38% of the overall vote.

Jennifer Spencer, chief executive of Experience Nottinghamshire, said: ‘We’re over the moon to have been named England’s official home of sport. This is a fantastic coup for Nottingham, and a wonderful reflection of the diverse sporting offer we have here.’

James Berresford, VisitEngland’s chief executive, commented: 'Live sporting events are great drivers for tourism, worth £3.2bn to the sector. With this accolade, Nottingham has been put firmly on the tourist trail as a must-visit destination for any sports fan.

'As the site of our glorious Ashes win this summer, the setting for the recently released and critically acclaimed I Believe in Miracles film and the home to the National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham offers visitors plenty to see and do.'

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