Spectator Information

The 2013 World Police & Fire Games represents a fantastic opportunity for the general public to watch international competitors compete in a range of sports.

As well as the traditional sports seen at most international multi-sport events such as Track & Field, Swimming, Cycling, Rugby and Soccer, the World Police & Fire Games offers some quite unique events such as the Ultimate Firefighter, Muster and Toughest Competitor Alive!



Click here to download a venue map for all sports locations and the sports events schedule. For more details, including start times for each sport please visit the individual sports pages. For more info contact info@2013wpfg.com or call +44 (0)28 9092 2181


Entry to most sport events at the Games is free and access to venues is on a first come, first served basis. There are exceptions for some events; due to restrictions no public access is available at the following venues:

  • Hydebank Wood – Field and 3D Archery
  • Ballykinler Training Centre – Biathlon, Pistol PAP & PPC, Rifle Large Bore and Small Bore, Shotgun – Sporting Clays and SWAT (access only for those with friends and family passes – please note that photographic identification will also be required)
  • Athletes’ Village – Wrist Wrestling

Belvoir Park Golf Club, Malone Golf Club and Shandon Park Golf Club – there will be limited space available for the general public; access will be granted on a first come, first served basis. The designated viewing areas will be clearly identified at each venue.

The Stair Race at Obel Building will not have spectating areas, except from street level.


Saturday, 3 August 2013
1pm – Prejudging session. This session is unticketed – admission is on a first come first served basis.
7pm – Showcase. This event is ticketed and a limited number of tickets will be available to the general public from 10am on Saturday 3rd August 2013. These are only available from the Waterfront Hall counter.


Monday 5th – Wednesday 7th August 2013
6.00pm – doors open 5.30pm. Finish time 11.00pm
All bouts are open to the general public and no tickets are required.

Friday 9th August 2013 – Boxing Finals
6.00pm – doors open 5.30pm. Finish time 11.00pm
Tickets are available free of charge and will be on release from Monday 5 August at the Waterfront Hall and the Ulster Hall Box Office counters; tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone without advance tickets may also queue outside the venue on the day of finals and will be allowed access if space is available.


A limited number of tickets were available to the public for the Opening Ceremony but due to fantastic demand, these have now all been allocated. The ceremony will however be streamed live on the internet worldwide at www.bbc.co.uk/ni

The Closing Ceremony is not open to the general public.