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Manchester The U.K.'s Greatest Sporting City, ESPN Study Shows

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 04 / 15

Manchester has ranked as the U.K.'s Greatest Sporting City 2015, according to research from ESPN, the University of Gloucestershire and the University of Bath. The accolade for the city comes after ESPN commissioned the original research project to discover the U.K.'s top city in which to be a fan. ...

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