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P&J Live to host this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards

Posted On: 17 Sep 2019   |   Posted By: Press and Journal

The biggest awards in the sporting calendar, the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, is to be held for the first time in Aberdeen at the P&J Live.
Presented by Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan, the awards will take place at the city's world-class new entertainment venue on December 15.
This will only be the second time the awards have been held in Scotland after Glasgow's SSE Hydro hosted it in 2014.
Broadcast live from the Granite City on BBC One and BBC One HD, the ceremony will celebrate a huge year of sport, attracting thousands to Aberdeen's P&J Live - with even more people tuning in to watch the awards.
Head of entertainment at P&J Live Louise Stewart said: “This is a game changer for the venue and the city. We are ecstatic to be working with the BBC Sports team and the wider Aberdeen stakeholder group on this flagship event.
“Hosting an event such as this was absolutely at the forefront of the city's vision when planning this transformational project.”
Director of BBC Sport Barbara Slater...

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