THERE will be no speedway in Glasgow in 2020 for the first time in 33 years.

The Glasgow Tigers were due to get their 2020 Speedway Great Britain Championship campaign under way in April but fixtures have been postponed due to coronavirus.

Glasgow Tigers said limits on the number of people attending events would make it impossible for them to run while five of the seven-man team are currently overseas unable to travel due to restrictions.

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A statement from the club said: “Every speedway club is different and their own circumstances will be different to ours in terms of the size, layout and capacity of their stadium, the number of average attendees they get at each home fixture, what their own rider availability is like, and geographically where they sit in the country.

“We send our best wishes to those clubs who wish to take part in a shortened season, but it’s just not for us given all the challenges it presents.

“We’re desperately said that it has come to this, as we had a fantastic training camp with the boys back in March, and the full team was ready and raring to go.”

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The last time speedway did not run in Glasgow was 1987, when the club - founded in 1946 - found themselves without a home. They eventually raced fixtures in Workington, Cumbria, before taking up residence at Shawfield Stadium the following year.

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The Tigers moved to their current Ashfield home in 1999 and won the league in 2011. At the end of the 2014 campaign, they were taken over by the Facenna family - owners of Allied Vehicles, which is based on the same street - who gave the venue a multi-million-pound overhaul.