Plymouth Gladiators plan 90th Anniversary

Plymouth Gladiators Speedway are planning a major event weekend in 2021 to commemorate 90 years of speedway in the city.

The first recorded meeting took place at Pennycross stadium on the 13th June 1931 and that venue was the club’s spiritual home for many years until 1970, before relocating to The Coliseum Arena in the Marsh Mills area of the city. 

Club Historian Helen Charlesworth confirmed.

“We have formed a working committee to look at staging a speedway event and also an ex-riders and supporters’ function over a two-day period during the summer of 2021.

We have some exciting plans for other ways to commemorate this milestone and will keep supporters and former riders, far and wide, updated during the winter months”.

Club Press Officer Andy Riddle also confirmed that the Gladiators’ new stadium events related project, Plymouth Arena Community Events is working on some major new non-motorsport events, and hopes to be announcing an initial tranche of these for 2021 before Christmas.

Image: The original Pennycross Stadium