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Wednesday 24th July 2002
The Baton's route to the Games
Day 50 route to Opening Ceremony

On Thursday 25 July, The Queen’s Jubilee Baton Relay will complete it’s record-breaking journey as the longest relay in history when it finally reaches City of Manchester Stadium for the Opening Ceremony of the XVII Commonwealth Games.

On the fiftieth and final day of its journey around the United Kingdom, the Relay will begin at Manchester City Town Hall at 05:45am and make its way through Rusholme and Moss Side to Manchester City Football Club (06:35am).

The Relay will continue through Fallowfield (06:46am), Withington (07:14am), Didsbury (07:25am), Cheadle (08:00am). In Cheadle, Netballer Tracy Neville will pass The Baton to brothers and Manchester United footballers Phil Neville (08:55am) and Gary Neville (09:00am on Altrincham Road.

The journey continues through Altrincham (09:52am), Sale (10:32am) and Trafford (11:27am) where The Baton will visit Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Ground and Manchester United Football Ground. It will also stop at the Imperial War Museum at Trafford Wharf.

The Relay will continue in the afternoon through Salford (01:05pm) before former athlete Diane Modahl brings it to Salford Quays where it will board a canal boat to cruise the city’s canals all the way to Great Ancoats Street.

The Baton will travel by canal boat from Salford to Pomona Lock, on to Castlefield, Deansgate Locks, Bridgewater Hall, Canal Street and Piccadilly Basin before it disembarks at Great Ancoats Street.

From here, The Baton will be taken to the Stadium in preparation for its starring role in the Opening Ceremony where The Queen will take Her Message from within it to officially open XVII The Commonwealth Games.

 
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