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Vitality Netball World Cup 2019

Be part of the action when the Netball World Cup comes to M&S Bank Arena Liverpool from 12-21 July 2019. 16 of the world's best netball teams. 10 days of thrilling action. One team to be crowned world champions.

Who will I see?

Teams playing at the World Cup have been selected based on world rankings and regional qualifier tournaments in which the top two teams from each regional qualifier confirmed their place at this year’s World Cup. You can find out more about the qualification process for this year’s tournament here.

General on-sale tickets can only be purchased online or via our box-office phone line: 0344 8000 400.

Under 14s in the seats must be accompanied by an adult


Opening Ceremony | Event Information 

The Vitality Netball World Cup gets under way on Friday 12 July, here's a little information about timings and arrangements for the spectacular Opening Ceremony that begins at 3pm on Friday. Those with tickets for Session 2 will be able to see the Opening Ceremony live at the beiginning of  that session.

2pm              Doors Open
2.30pm        Last entry for Opening Ceremony
3pm              Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony will include dance, music, projections and pyrotechnics and will be beamed live around the world.

As this performance will be broadcast to a global audience, we recommend making your way to M&S Bank Arena when doors open at 2pm and for you to be in your seats by 2.30pm. The show will begin at 3pm sharp and access to the seating bowl will not be guaranteed whilst the ceremony is in process.

The show is brought to you by Vitality Netball World Cup event partners Culture Liverpool and is set to be an incredible spectacle.

Set Reminder

  • ACC Train

  • ACC Plane

  • ACC Bus

  • ACC Car

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.

ACC 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 ACC Liverpool. 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 ACC 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 ACC Liverpool.

The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to ACC Liverpool. 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.

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. 

Our new on-site temporary multi-deck car park is now open. There is plenty of parking nearby too, more information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.