Birmingham reveals world class indoor arenas for 2022 Commonwealth Games bid:
- Four indoor arenas in Birmingham and Solihull to host seven sports
- NEC central to Birmingham’s bid
- 95% of venues identified for Birmingham 2022 already built
- Building on Birmingham’s ability to deliver major international events
Birmingham, 26 June 2017: Birmingham today reveals four indoor arenas in the Birmingham and Solihull area that will play a pivotal role in delivering its Commonwealth Games 2022 bid. These venues were selected following a careful assessment of Commonwealth Games Federation guidelines regarding athletes’ needs, the technical specifications, seating capacity and Games-time logistics.
As part of the selection process, the bid committee looked closely at how to utilise Birmingham’s wealth of existing sports venues and facilities, ensuring connectivity and accessibility and maximising spectator numbers.
Birmingham and Solihull have a range of indoor arenas and conference facilities, attracting millions of visitors to the city each year. In addition to the NEC, Birmingham will also use the following venues:
- Barclaycard Arena will host Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics
- Genting Arena will host Badminton
- Symphony Hall will host Weightlifting and Para Powerlifting
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