Look Forward: Our top 10 sport tips for 2017

Here are our top 10 tips for things to come in the world of sport in 2017.

As the year begins to draw to a close, not only are we celebrating all things 2016, but looking forward to what the new year has to offer.

In the world of live entertainment, little comes close to the exhilarating atmosphere at a sport event. We rounded up our experts here at Ticketmaster UK to find out which games, matches and events are set to make waves in 2017.

For all of our Looking Back and Looking Forward features as they come, head here.

IAAF World Championships & World ParaAthletics Championships

Wrapped under the London 2017 umbrella, the IAAF World Championship and the World ParaAthletics Championship return to England’s capital to capture the magic brought to the city during the 2012 Olympics. The biggest global sporting event of the year takes place over four weeks, bringing 245 events of sporting drama and 3,300 global athletes to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. [Tickets]

ICC Champions Trophy

Coming to Cardiff, Edgbaston and The Oval in London, the ICC Champions Trophy pits the best eight One Day International sides against each other. It’s destined to be an absolute highlight in the sporting calendar. [Tickets]

NFL 2017 London Games

Four very special NFL games make their way to London in September and October 2017. With two scheduled for Wembley and two for Twickenham, fans will have the opportunity to catch the Baltimore Ravens, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Rams in action. It promises to being all the atmosphere of the stateside league to our doorstep. [Tickets]

Wimbledon 2017

One of the undisputed highlights in the Tennis calendar, Wimbledon will of course be playing host to an absolutely fiercely competitive fortnight of international mastery. Our very own Andy Murray won the title last year, so it’s all to play for come July 2017.

British Athletics

2017 promises to be another exciting year for British Athletics. It’ll host the Indoor Team Trials, the Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham, the Anniversary Games and more. Spread out across the country, there’s plenty of opportunity to get involved in all the action. [Tickets]

Six Day London

The world’s best track riders will be heading to the Velodrome for the return of Six Day London in 2017. A Six Day race is not only an elite track cycling competition but it also offers a party-like atmosphere with great music and entertainment as a backdrop to the drama on the track. [Tickets]

UFC Fight Night London 2017

Making a rare appearance in the UK, UFC Fight Nights pits a multitude of mixed martial arts fighters against each other for one exhilarating evening. It’s the first time in London since last February, and the roster will all be fired up to the max. [Tickets]

AVIVA Premiereship Rugby Final

One of the highlights in the Rugby calendar next year, it marks the 15th time the top two teams in the Aviva Premiership have battled it out for the most sought after trophy in the country. The display of Rugby brilliance will take place at the iconic Twickenham Stadium on the 27 May 2017. [Tickets]

British Basketball League Cup, Trophy and Play-Off Finals 2017

The three biggest events in the British Basketball League, the Cup, Trophy and Play-Off Finals bring the absolute best in the sport to Birmingham, Glasgow and London respectively. Boasting an electric atmosphere, it’s perfect for adults and families alike. [Tickets]

Betway Premier League Darts

Who doesn’t love a bit of darts? The competition sees ten players compete across various venues in the UK for the revered title. Fans can catch all the action in Brighton, Glasgow, Cardiff and Aberdeen throughout the first half of 2017. [Tickets]

As we welcome in 2017, check out the Sports Guide for more. Find it on