Muller Anniversary Games on the move
This year's Muller Anniversary Games Diamond League event, due on 13 July 2021, will not take place in London. The announcement by British Athletics follows a dispute with the London Stadium over the stadium configuration required for the event.
John Standerline, chair of BASC, told supporters: 'As yet we do not know where this event will be moved to nor how ticketing will operate, though I suspect that the ballot set up for the London event may no longer apply and new arrangements will follow. Whatever happens, there will be a BASC allocation and you will be informed as soon as British Athletics establish the ticketing method.
'A reminder that BASC is not operating the ballot or ticketing and we are just ensuring that there are BASC preferred seats so you need take no action at this stage and we will keep you informed of British Athletics’ decisions.'
Manchester Invitational Athletics 2021
The Manchester Invitational Athletics will take place on Thursday 27 May at the Manchester Regional Arena. A full programme of track and field events will run from 7pm to 10pm.
Attendance is limited to 1,625 and tickets are £10 for an adult and £5 for a child under 16.
The BASC Committee has agreed that BASC will sponsor awards for male and female outstanding performances of the evening. We look forward to seeing BASC members there.
New logo and website launched
BASC has a new logo designed to emphasise that we are for athletics supporters. A new strapline emphasises that our members are supporting British athletes.
At the same time, our new website has gone live. The website is a shop window for the club, so the main emphasis is on showing why athletics fans should join the British Athletics Supporters Club. There is still news and information for club members. The construction of the site recognises that more and more people are accessing the internet via their mobile phones, so as well as a responsive interface, it is built for swiping down to view content.
No go Tokyo!
Many BASC members will be disappointed that their hopes of going to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have been dashed, following the Japanese decision not to allow overseas spectators. Some members may be relieved with so much uncertainty over the Covid-19 situation. Most will certainly understand the decision, which has now been accepted by both the International Olympic and International Paralympic Committees.
With both Olympics and Paralympics still due to go ahead, at least supporters will be able to enjoy the TV and radio coverage.
If you have booked to travel to Tokyo please see our article about your consumer rights regarding refunds.
Summer season ticket ballots announced
BASC has announced that club members will be able to secure tickets for this summer's British Athletics meets through a club ballot. As usual these will be in prime locations. The ballot will be dran before the public ballots.
The reason for these only being available through a ballot is due to the social distancing required for spectators. The ballot for the Muller Anniversary Games (London) to be held on Tuesday 13 July are available from 10 March through the club - members have been notified of details. Tickets for the Muller British Championships on 26-27 June (Manchester) will also be notified to members.