Plans to expand Douglas-based cabin accommodation for IOMTT races approved

The pop-up village was requested to be expanded due to an expected increase in demand for 2022.

Douglas pop-up village for IOMTT.

DUKE Marketing has confirmed the approval of its plans to expand its pop-up accommodation village for the Isle of Man TT races.

The pop-up village was used for the first time in 2019, the most recent TT races, based near the main grandstand in Douglas. After a Covid-induced absence of two years, the TT is back this year, and so will be the pop-up village. 

In 2019, the village comprised 100 cabins, but that is set to increase for 2022 to 168 cabins, due to an expected increase in demand for accommodation compared to 2019 as fans are expected to flock back to the races after their recent interlude through 2019 and 2020.

The BBC reports that the Department for Enterprise has secured permission for the cabins to be used during the Manx Grand Prix as well, although Duke Marketing does not intend to operate the village during the MGP period.

The BBC also reports that Duke Marketing Chief Executive, Peter Duke, says that “the location of the temporary village was a draw for those who wanted to be close to the main hub of the races,” and that approval has also been given for the implementation of 150 tents in the fields of Ballakermeen High School for four years.
As well as the expansion of this pop-up village for trackside fans, the return of the TT for 2022 will see the debut of its live coverage and livestream service, meaning that whether at home, or at the track, fans’ experience of the TT can be more complete than ever before in its 115-year history.

Lead image courtesy of BBC.