Rounding off what has been a phenomenal year of sport, BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012 will broadcast live from Excel London on Sunday 16 December. This year’s ceremony will be the biggest in the show’s 59-year history and will play host to a star-studded line up of medal winners and sporting heroes who made this year so memorable.
Tickets go on sale 9am, Tuesday 30 October from www.seetickets.com
Tickets are priced £50 + booking fee. Full information and terms and conditions are available via bbc.co.uk/sportspersonality
BBC Sports Personality of the Year is presented by Sue Barker, Gary Lineker and Clare Balding and will bring down the curtain on what has been an historic 12 months of sport. With an increased shortlist of 12, in recognition of the unprecedented success of UK sports people in 2012, the race for the coveted title will be one of the most hotly contested in the show’s history.
Highlights of the year undoubtedly include the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. But 2012 was also the year that saw Wales secure their eleventh Grand Slam in the Six Nations, Andy Murray’s historic US Open triumph, Manchester City’s remarkable come back to claim the Premier League title, Chelsea’s Champions League victory, Bradley Wiggins’ Tour de France triumph, Rory McIlroy’s record-breaking win at the US PGA Championship which cemented his status as the world number one golfer, and Europe’s sensational eleventh-hour victory over the USA in the Ryder Cup.
Excel London was a host Olympic and Paralympic venue, welcoming over 1.5m visitors during the London 2012 games.