Final four names shortlisted for Birmingham's ‘Raging Bull’

It's time to be a part of history by helping name the incredible Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Bull.

This magnificent beast is ready to roam the bustling streets of Birmingham, making its new home in the iconic Birmingham New Street Station. 

Shortlised from a longlist of over 2,000 suggestions from the public; people can now vote between four names:

  • Ozzy
  • Boulton
  • Bostin
  • Brumme

The much-loved centrepiece to last year’s Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games’ opening ceremony is undergoing major work to make it suitable for its new home on the station concourse.

Special effects designers Artem, which originally built the bull, are re-moulding new parts so it meets fire regulations and fitting exciting new mechanisms so its head, eyes and tail can continue to move in similar ways to they did during the Games. Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands said:

“Thanks to Network Rail’s sterling efforts, the bull will soon have a permanent home back in Birmingham. It’s brilliant news that such a treasure will soon be returned – one that so perfectly captured the spirit of the 2022 Commonwealth Games we were so fortunate to play host to.

"As well as being a delightful attraction for tourists and local people to marvel at and enjoy, the bull will always be a reminder of our success – spurring us on to even greater heights in the months and years ahead. “

I cannot wait to see it back home and I’m sure residents right across our region feel the same.”

Peter, Lord Hendy of Richmond Hill, chair of Network Rail, added: “Much work has been going on to get the bull ready for its new home at Birmingham New Street, where it will be a towering piece of art admired by the thousands of people who use the station every day.

“As the internationally recognised symbol of the hugely successful Commonwealth Games in Birmingham last summer, for which the railway family worked hard to make travel to and from the Games a success, Network Rail is honoured to be entrusted with this much loved icon for public display.”

The Raging Bull will soon return to Birmingham and be reassembled before a grand unveiling ahead of the first anniversary of the Commonwealth Games.


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