We're bidding for the Commonwealth Games 2022!

As you may have seen, we've officially thrown our hat into the mix to bring the Commonwealth Games to Birmingham in 2022 and here are the confirmed arenas that we're using in the bid! 

We want to show, not only the Commonwealth, but the World why Birmingham is one of the greatest cities to be a part of. We've got more canals than Venice, more trees than Paris and enough pride to rival anyone! We're a tailor-made fit for the 2022 games, with a number of world-class venues just waiting to host one the iconic events!

 Birmingham 2022

So, here are the venues we've put forward for the Commonwealth Games 2022 bid...

Arena Birmingham

Event: Gymnastics

Genting Arena

Event: Badminton


Event: Boxing, Judo, Table Tennis & Wrestling

Symphony Hall

Event: Weightlifting

Meaning you'll be able to witness some of the top Commonwealth athletes right on your doorstep here at Arena Birmingham, as well as our sister venue the Genting Arena, The NEC and Symphony Hall too!

Our Managing Director, Phil Mead, said:

“The NEC Group is one of the world’s leading venue operators and has been creating unforgettable live experiences for over forty years.

“Over that period, we have proven our ability to deliver by hosting over sixty international sports events such as World and European Indoor Athletics Championships, Davis Cup tennis, Yonex All England Badminton Championships, European and World Gymnastics Championships, International Netball and World BMX Championships, but in all that time Birmingham has not had the chance to host a major multi-sport event. We believe the time is right now.

“We have a wealth of fantastic venues ready and able to deliver world-class events for 2022 including the NEC, Arena Birmingham and Genting Arena and we are currently gearing up to host the IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships in 2018 which further demonstrates our credibility and capability."

In the meantime, show your support for the Birmingham bid by using #BrumBid2022 and get following @Birminghamcg22 on Facebook and Twitter!