Sports Personality of the Year: Last tickets go on sale

Clare Balding, Gary Lineker and Gabby Logan

The final tickets for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 in Belfast are on sale on Friday, 27 November.

Taking place in Northern Ireland for the first time, this year's event is live at the SSE Arena on 20 December.

Tickets cost £45 and will be restricted to six per person.

They can be bought on the arena's website,external-link by calling the box office on 028 9073 9074, or in person from the box office at the venue.

The first wave of tickets went on sale last month and sold out in 35 minutes.

Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan will again present the show, which will be live on BBC One, the BBC Sport website and BBC Radio 5 live.

Ella Henderson and Sigma, performing with the Belfast-based Ulster Orchestra, will open the show.

The contenders for the Sports Personality of the Year award will be announced on BBC One's The One Show at 19:00 GMT on Monday.

How is the winner decided?

The Sports Personality of the Year award will be determined by a public vote on the night with the 10-strong list of contenders selected by the following panel:

  • Dame Mary Peters: 1972 Olympic pentathlon champion
  • Maggie Alphonsi: England women Rugby World Cup winner
  • Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson: 11-time Paralympic gold medallist
  • Jermaine Jenas: former England, Newcastle and Tottenham footballer
  • Hazel Irvine: BBC Sport presenter
  • Baroness Sue Campbell: chair of the Youth Sport Trust
  • Cliff Hayes: associate head of sport content at the Sun
  • Tim Hallissey: head of sport at the Times
  • Ian Prior: head of sport at the Guardian and Observer
  • Barbara Slater: BBC director of sport
  • Philip Bernie: BBC head of TV sport
  • Carl Doran: Sports Personality of the Year executive editor

What happened last year?

Hamilton wins Sports Personality in 2014

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton won last year's Sports Personality of the Year award in Glasgow, taking 34% of the 620,932 votes cast, with golfer Rory McIlroy second and athlete Jo Pavey third.

Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo was named Overseas Personality of the Year, and the England women's rugby union team took the Team of the Year prize.

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley won Coach of the Year, six-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy was honoured with a lifetime achievement award, and Young Sports Personality of the Year was given to gymnast Claudia Fragapane, who won four gold medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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