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BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships

12-18 August 2018

Boccia Main 2018

Watch Britain’s super-human, Paralympic athletes take on the world’s best at the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships at Exhibition Centre Liverpool, sister venue to Echo Arena 12-18 August 2018.

Battling it out for world titles, as well as crucially important ranking points ahead of the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2020, come and witness a sport which demands muscle control and precision and requires the ultimate concentration and skill.

A limited number of early bird tickets are available at a discounted price for members of Boccia UK’s Friends and Family. It’s important to us that you have the best opportunity to support our athletes and watch the best boccia action from around the world.

Hopes are certainly riding high for the British team. Leading the way is David Smith MBE who won gold at the Rio Paralympics in 2016:

“For us as athletes, it’s a huge coup that it is taking place on home turf. Support from a home crowd means everything – we felt it in London 2012 and it was spectacular – and I truly believe that knowing the crowd is willing you on really can lift your performance to another level.

“This is also the first ever international boccia event, outside of a Paralympics, that is ticketed so it is a big moment for the sport. The Championship team is being really innovative in the way it is building a brilliant, spectator-friendly event so if you have never seen international boccia before, here’s your chance. We would really love to see as many of you – schools, clubs, individuals and families – out in force to support us.”

This is a great opportunity to watch world class sporting action ahead of the Paralympic Games in just two years’ time. But the event also aims to create a long-lasting legacy. A family-friendly sports festival showcasing the sport of boccia and the opportunities to play will run alongside the nailbiting sporting action. 

190 ATHLETES

33 COUNTRIES

7 GOLD MEDALS

7 DAYS OF COMPETITION

1 AIM. TO BE A WORLD CHAMPION

Boccia attracted sell-out crowds at London 2012, so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment. Feel the pride, support your athletes.  

Individual Competition: 12th – 15th August Team and Pairs Competition: 16th – 18th August


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From the south...

Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.

Exhibition Centre Liverpool is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.

Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...

A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to the venue. CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 7am – 8pm, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.

For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk

For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. Exhibition Centre Liverpool is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.

From the North...

Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront. 

From the South...

Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. 

There is onsite parking and plenty of parking nearby, more information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.

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Liverpool is a vibrant, modern city, proud of its rich heritage and renowned for its friendly people. Visit Liverpool and enjoy everything it has to offer. Here is just a sample of what's available.

Staying

Pullman Liverpool Hotel

Pullman Liverpool Hotel

This 4* Hotel is one of the most stylish hotels in the city. Just a 30 second walk from the venue, join us for pre or post show dinner or drinks in the elegant and cosmopolitan Dukes Restaurant and Bar.

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Eat & Drink

MOJO

MOJO

Combining New York City dive style chic with great liquor, home-made classic American food and Rock n’ Roll from the last six decades - MOJO offers a slick, high octane environment with friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Fazenda

Fazenda

Sample the true essence of the Brazilian gaucho at Fazenda steak house. Halal available with 24 hours prior notice. Our extensive vegetarian options include delicious homemade pasta. Free speed wi-fi.

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Panam Restaurant and Bar

Panam Restaurant and Bar

A contemporary bar and restaurant at Britannia Pavilion Albert Dock, opposite the venue. Panam serves fabulous modern British and
European cuisine with great service in plush surroundings catering for tables of 2 to 100+

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Shopping

Liverpool ONE

Liverpool ONE

Located by the city’s iconic waterfront, Liverpool ONE is one of Europe's leading retail and leisure destinations. With more than 170 stores, bars and restaurants, a 14 screen cinema and even a park, you’ll always have a fun packed day here.

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City Central Shopping

City Central Shopping

The beating heart of Liverpool’s retail scene, just minutes away from the venue, City Central Shopping comprises five shopping centres, two hotels, two theatres and more than 400 shops, so there’s something for everyone and every budget.

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Attractions

British Music Experience

British Music Experience

The British Music Experience tells the story of British Music through costumes, instruments, performance and memorabilia from the Beatles and Bowie to Adele, Oasis and The X Factor.

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Liverpool ONE

Liverpool ONE

From high street favourites to high-end boutiques, your
fabulous shopping experience is a short stroll from
the venue. Stores open until 8pm weekdays, so
there’s plenty of time to hit the shops.

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