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BBC Sports Personality of the Year Heads to Aberdeen


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This year’s awards ceremony for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019 will be held at the P&J Live Arena in the Scottish city of Aberdeen.

On December 15th, presenters Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan will take to the stage to celebrate a huge year of sport in front of an audience of 10,000 with millions more watching live on BBC One.

Known for its sporting heritage as the birth place of Manchester United legend Denis Law and Open-winning golfer Paul Lawrie; Aberdeen is also home to Aberdeen FC, the club where Sir Alex Ferguson first made his name as a manager with such extraordinary success.

Alongside the main event, a special BBC Festival of Sport will take place in Aberdeen on 13-14 December. The festival will offer local schoolchildren and members of the public the opportunity to try a variety of sporting activities with BBC Sport talent on hand to offer tips and encouragement.

Nominations for this year’s Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award open today. The award will this year be supported by Made by Sport, an organisation that champions the power of sport to change lives and raises vital funds to support it. The Unsung Hero award celebrates individuals that give up their own free time to help others take part in grassroots sports. To put forward your nomination, simply visit: www.bbc.co.uk/unsunghero

Director of BBC Sport, Barbara Slater, says: “It’s been an extraordinary year of sport so far with many incredible moments and surely more to come. I have no doubt Aberdeen will be an excellent host city to help us celebrate them.”

The ceremony will be shown on BBC One and tickets will go on sale on 11 October from 9am. For more information, please visit: www.bbc.co.uk/sport/sports-personality