The Commonwealth Games 2022 is about to begin and guess what, the fans are roaring in cheer and excitement. COVID is still there but the Commonwealth games for the year 2022 are all-set to move forward. Currently, the opening ceremony for the games is set for 28th July 2022. Also, the ending of the Birmingham 2022 games is set at 8th August 2022.
Moving ahead, there will be a total of 283 events that are widespread in 20 sports. Yes, there are ample events that are added to the current Commonwealth games.
Especially, for people with disability, there are tons of more exciting events for them.
Now, as fans, you might be eager to know about the venues for the Commonwealth games 2022.
With that, let’s go ahead and unwrap each of the venues, one by one.
Venues for 2022 Commonwealth Games
Initially, two cities bided for the hosting of Commonwealth games. Out of which, it was Birmingham who won the bid and will host most of the Commonwealth games.
More to it, the venues that will be used for the Commonwealth games are located in Birmingham where few of the venues are in Conventry, Sandwell, London, and the Royal Leamington Spa.
Plus, the Alexander Stadium located in Perry Barr is all set to host the opening ceremonies along with the games.
It’s an amazing stadium and has got the capability to accommodate thousands of fans. Still, the COVID scare is still in place and the follow-up measures will be in place.
Now, speaking about the seating capacity, there have been changes for the same too. The capacity has been increased from 12,000 to 18,000 which is an amazing thing. With that, more fans can come to the stadium and watch their favorite games.
Also, the Northern Irish mega-developer McLaughlin and Harvey will be redeveloping the stadium.
What’s more? There will be an all-new and a grand aquatic center for the current games. The centre will host diving along with the best of all swimming events.
These events will take place in Smethwick and those will be completed by Spring 2022. With that, it will be a treat to watch all of the swimming and diving events.
The total cost of the project is said to be 73 million euros. Well, that’s massive and we can expect the venue to be a grand one, without a doubt.
- Alexander Stadium – opening and closing ceremonies, athletics
- Arena Birmingham – gymnastics
- Cannock Chase – cycling (mountain bike, road, time trial)
- Coventry Arena (Coventry) – rugby sevens, judo, wrestling
- Edgbaston Cricket Ground – Cricket
- NEC Arena – Netball
- National Exhibition Centre (Solihull)
- Hall 1 – para powerlifting, weightlifting
- Hall 3 – table tennis, para table tennis
- Hall 4 – boxing
- Hall 5 – badminton
- Sandwell Aquatics Centre (Smethwick) – aquatics
- Smithfield, Birmingham – 3×3 basketball, 3×3 wheelchair basketball, beach volleyball
- Sutton Park – triathlon
- St. Nicholas’ Park (Warwick) – cycling road race
- University of Birmingham – hockey, squash
- Victoria Park (Leamington Spa) – lawn bowls
- West Park (Wolverhampton) – cycling time trials
At the venue, both the opening and closing ceremonies will be held. Also, the stadium will host a number of exciting games.
This venue will host Gymnastics which is a sport loved by most people in the world.
For cycling lovers along with mountain bike lovers, the Cannock Chase is the venue you must look at.
Rugby lovers along with the fans who like to watch Judo and Wrestling, Coventry Arena is the perfect venue for you.
Edgbaston Cricket Ground
As the name suggests, this ground will host some of the most iconic cricket matches. Cricket lovers, head down to this venue for watching some of the most amazing cricket matches.
National Exhibition Centre
For the fans who love boxing, table tennis, badminton, netball, weightlifting, and such sports, you can visit the current venue.
If you like 3×3 basketball matches along with wheelchair basketball and beach volleyball, you must consider this amazing venue.
St Nicholas Park
The St Nicholas park is a dream venue for cycling, road race events, and much more of these kinds.
University of Birmingham
If you like to enjoy hockey and squash games, the University of Birmingham is the perfect venue for you.
For the fans who love lawn bowls and plenty of such events, Victoria Park is the venue to go for.
Eventually, each of the venues are brilliant ones and it depends upon your level of choice. You can see which are those sports in which you are interested.
Then, you can buy the tickets for those sports which will give you the true chance to watch the 2022 Commonwealth games from the comfort of your sweet homes.