Where you can watch local sport including football, basketball and racing this weekend for under £15
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If you think sport in Suffolk, your thoughts might initially turn to Ipswich Town – but there is so much more.
Off the back of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, interest in watching and taking part in sport has jumped again.
So where do you go if you want to experience your sporting fix without visiting Portman Road?
Well, here’s a quick run down of places you can go this weekend – with prices starting from no more than £15 per person.
Football: Stowmarket Town v Wisbech St Mary
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If you’re still after a bit of football action, try out a local non-league side.
Stowmarket Town play in the Thurlow Nunn League – First Division, the sixth tier of non-league football and the 10th in the sports overall pyramid (starting with the Premier League).
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They host Cambridgeshire side Wisbech St Mary tomorrow (Saturday, September 24) and are currently third in the division (the visitors are seventh), with 18 points from eight games.
The two sides have scored 33 times between them this season, so hopefully plenty of goals will be forthcoming.
Venue: Greens Meadow, Bury Road, Stowmarket, IP14 1JQ. Tickets: Adult £15, OAP £3, under 18 £2. Date: 3pm, September 24.
Motorsport: Bangers and Hot Rods at Foxhall Stadium
Known best as the home of speedway team the Ipswich Witches, there is a wide variety of motorsport which goes on at Foxhall Stadium.
This weekend there is a selection of Banger racing, the National Hot Rods and Rookie Rods all taking to the track on Saturday evening.
It promises to be fast and furious with plenty of oval racing action providing interest for seasoned veterans and newbies alike.
Venue: Foxhall Stadium, Foxhall Road, Kesgrave, IP4 5TL. Tickets: Adult £15, 65+ £10, ages 5-14 £6, family (two adults, three children) £40. Date: 6.45pm, September 24
Basketball: Ipswich Basketball v London Greenhouse Pioneers
It’s not just the men’s senior team who can provide the entertainment at Copleston High School, but that’s the side which will be taking to the court tomorrow evening.
The fixture is part of the Patrons Cup and is taking place ahead of the new season, which starts on October 15.
Both Ipswich and their opponents are in the same division so should provide a good match-up.
Venue: Copleston Centre, Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP3 8LR. Tickets: Adults £3.50, under 18s £2, under 11s free. Date: 5pm, September 24.
Horse racing: The Cambridgeshire Meeting
Top class racing is never far away if you live in Suffolk with Newmarket well known for its pedigree in this industry.
You’re always guaranteed plenty of racing through the day and it can be just as exciting for non-regular racegoers as it is for those watching through binoculars week in, week out.
While there are obviously plenty of high-priced hospitality tickets, there are cheaper tickets which should appeal to any budget.
This Saturday is actually the final day of a three-day event, so by the time you get there everything will be in full swing.
Venue: Newmarket Racecourse, The Links, Newmarket, CB8 0TF. Tickets: From £10. Date: 2pm to 5.35pm (last race), September 24.
Cycle speedway: Ipswich Eagles v Ipswich Whirlwinds
Fancy seeing a title decider and a derby fixture all in one? Look no further than cycle speedway on Sunday (September 25).
As the name suggests its pretty much speedway on pedal bikes, so the stamina of the rider as well as their tactics all play a part in our each heat will pan out.
As well as having a lot riding on the outcome of this meet, with the winner crowned South East Division One champion, it’s the only event on our list this week where all tickets are completely free.
Venue: Whitton Sports Centre, Whitton Church Lane, Ipswich, IP1 6LW. Tickets: Free. Date: 2pm, September 25.