BBC Sports Personality 2019: Tickets for Aberdeen sell out in five minutes

Gabby Logan, Gary Lineker and Clare Balding
Gabby Logan, Gary Lineker and Clare Balding will present this year's ceremony

Tickets for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019 in Aberdeen have sold out in just five minutes.

It is the quickest sell-out since the show went on the road in 2006.

The event will take place in Aberdeen for the first time at the new P&J Live Arena on Sunday, 15 December.

Presenters Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan will take to the stage to celebrate the year of sport in front of an audience of 10,000, with millions more watching live on BBC One.

A limited number of extra tickets will be available closer to the event.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year executive editor Carl Doran is "thrilled" that tickets have sold out so quickly.

"Within five minutes is just incredible and a testament to the warm welcome we have received from our host city Aberdeen," he said.

Aberdeen will also host the inaugural BBC Festival of Sport, which gives people the chance to try out a variety of sports, on 13-14 December.

The categories this year will be:

  • Sports Personality of the Year
  • Greatest Sporting Moment
  • World Sport Star of the Year
  • Helen Rollason award
  • Young Sports Personality of the Year
  • Unsung Hero
  • Coach of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominations for this year's Unsung Hero Award opened last month.