The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is coming to the West Midlands next summer, and from 14 to 30 July, people who live in the region can apply for tickets in an exclusive ballot.
There are more than one million tickets available for the Games, with ticket prices starting from £8 for under 16s and from £15 for adults. There will also be £22 tickets available for every session throughout the Games, including all medal sessions and the opening and closing ceremonies.
With 286 sessions across 19 sports, including eight para sports, there is something for everyone, with tickets available for fan favourites including athletics, swimming, gymnastics, and netball, as well as a host of new sports including women’s cricket T20, basketball 3x3, wheelchair basketball 3x3, and mixed synchronised diving. Matt Kidson, Director of Sport for Birmingham 2022, said:
“Birmingham 2022 is a once in a lifetime opportunity for residents of the West Midlands, with the Games being held, essentially, in their backyard. We want to make sure that everyone who lives locally has a chance to experience the Games, through volunteering, spectating, or soaking up the festival atmosphere.
"That’s why we are launching a priority access ticket sale today for people with a West Midlands postcode. This is your chance to experience the biggest sporting event to be held in the UK for a decade.”
The ballot is open to the residents of the West Midlands, as defined by the Office of National Statistics. This includes people living in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, and Worcestershire.
To check eligibility, you can use the postcode checker at birmingham2022.com/tickets. Tickets will also be available in the Main Ballot in September, which is open to everyone in the UK.
A landmark event, Birmingham 2022 will boast the largest sports programme in Commonwealth Games history, with venues hosting sport right across the region, including in Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Leamington Spa, Coventry, Wolverhampton, and Cannock Chase. Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, added:
“The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham is going to be an absolutely phenomenal spectacle, and we want as many people as possible from across the West Midlands to enjoy the world-class sport and soak in the atmosphere.
“That’s why the Games are offering priority access to tickets for those who live in the region, ahead of the main ballot opening in September. This really will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so don’t miss out.”
To be a part of the biggest ever Commonwealth Games, set up your ticketing account and apply for tickets today at birmingham2022.com.