Commonwealth Games bid for Birmingham receives boost

July 5, 2017 by  

Birmingham has launched a bid to be the host city for the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and it has been given a boost with the news that four of its indoor arenas will be available for sporting use.

The Barclaycard Arena would be used for rhythmic and artistic gymnastics, while the badminton events would take place within the Genting Arena. These venues both have seating for 9,000 people.

In addition to this, some of the halls within the NEC would be called into use for the Games, with Hall 4 playing host to freestyle wrestling and judo, while boxing would be held in Hall 1. Finally, the Symphony Hall would be where the para powerlifting and weightlifting events would take place.

The main competition for Birmingham when it comes to hosting the Games is Liverpool, with the decision on which city will be chosen to host the event set to be announced by the end of 2017. Ian Ward, from the Steering Group and the council, told BBC News that:

“We have undertaken a rigorous process to identify the venues which meet the Games’ technical requirements and ensure we meet the athletes’ and spectators’ needs.”

If Birmingham is successful in its bid to host the Games, sports fans who live within the city may well decide to make use of places that offer banner printing to support athletes.