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Commonwealth Games 2022 venues and stadiums in Birmingham – Olympics

The Commonwealth Games 2022 will be held in Birmingham, UK from July 28 to August 8.

Birmingham, the third-largest metro in the UK located in the West Midlands region, is the designated host city for the quadrennial showpiece this year. 

However, the 280 medal events in 20 different sports at the Commonwealth Games 2022 will be held across 15 venues located in nine different cities and towns across the UK. These include Birmingham, London, Cannock Chase, Coventry, Royal Leamington Spa, Sandwell, Solihull, Warwick and Wolverhampton.

Seven of the venues are in Birmingham while the others, barring one, are also in the UK’s West Midlands area. Lee Valley VeloPark in the South Eastern city of London, which will host the cycling track events, is the only exception.

Here’s an overview:

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games venues

Alexander Stadium – Birmingham

Events: Athletics

Established in 1976, the Alexander Stadium in the Perry Barr suburban region of Birmingham is the main venue for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. It was recently renovated to fulfil the function and will also host both the opening and closing ceremonies of the Birmingham Games in addition to the athletics and para-athletics events.

Arena Birmingham – Birmingham

Events: Gymnastics

The main indoor arena for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Arena Birmingham located near the city centre is a multi-purpose venue which has previously hosted big-ticket events like the badminton world championships, world athletics indoor championships and the All England Open among others. During CWG 2022, the Arena Birmingham, which was first opened in 1991, will be home to the gymnasts, with both artistic and rhythmic gymnastics events scheduled at the state-of-the-art facility.

Edgbaston Ground – Birmingham

Events: Cricket (Women’s T20I)

With cricket returning to the Commonwealth Games program after 24 years in the form of women’s T20Is, the iconic Edgbaston Cricket Ground will play host to all the matches. With a rich history dating back to 1882, the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium has been a regular venue for international cricket and has been the stage for some historic cricketing feats, including Brian Lara’s world record 501 not out in 1994, while playing for Warwickshire against Durham. It still stands as the highest score in First Class cricket.

The Edgbaston Cricket Ground also hosted the inaugural women’s cricket World Cup final back in 1973.

Sutton Park – Birmingham

Events: Triathlon

One of the largest urban parks in the UK, the Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield, around 10km north of the Birmingham city centre, will be the location for the triathlon events at CWG 2022. With its lush natural reserve, seven lakes, including the 28-acre Powell’s Pool, and local trails and roads, Sutton Park boasts the perfect topography for triathlons.

University of Birmingham – Birmingham

Events: Hockey, squash

The University of Birmingham campus features two international-standard hockey pitches built in 2017 and six squash courts housed in the state-of-the-art Sport & Fitness Centre unveiled in the same year. All hockey and squash matches will be played here. 

In addition, the University of Birmingham campus will also be the principal Athletes’ Village, the facility which will lodge most of the competing athletes, during the Commonwealth Games 2022.

Smithfield – Birmingham

Events: 3×3 basketball, beach volleyball, marathon (start)

Situated in the Southside locale, Smithfield used to be the site …….

Source: https://olympics.com/en/news/commonwealth-games-2022-venues-stadiums-birmingham

The Commonwealth Games 2022 will be held in Birmingham, UK from July 28 to August 8.

Birmingham, the third-largest metro in the UK located in the West Midlands region, is the designated host city for the quadrennial showpiece this year. 

However, the 280 medal events in 20 different sports at the Commonwealth Games 2022 will be held across 15 venues located in nine different cities and towns across the UK. These include Birmingham, London, Cannock Chase, Coventry, Royal Leamington Spa, Sandwell, Solihull, Warwick and Wolverhampton.

Seven of the venues are in Birmingham while the others, barring one, are also in the UK’s West Midlands area. Lee Valley VeloPark in the So…….

The Commonwealth Games 2022 will be held in Birmingham, UK from July 28 to August 8.

Birmingham, the third-largest metro in the UK located in the West Midlands region, is the designated host city for the quadrennial showpiece this year. 

However, the 280 medal events in 20 different sports at the Commonwealth Games 2022 will be held across 15 venues located in nine different cities and towns across the UK. These include Birmingham, London, Cannock Chase, Coventry, Royal Leamington Spa, Sandwell, Solihull, Warwick and Wolverhampton.

Seven of the venues are in Birmingham while the others, barring one, are also in the UK’s West Midlands area. Lee Valley VeloPark in the So…….

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