Birmingham 2022 ticket sale success with Commonwealth Games on budget and schedule

Birmingham was only finalised as the 2022 venue for the Commonwealth Games in 2017 after original hosts Durban pulled out. The countdown is on for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and fans thrilled by the Olympics don’t have long to wait to see British stars in action.

The build up to Birmingham 2022 started in earnest last month with the Queen’s Baton Relay.

The baton was passed by her majesty to four-time Paralympic gold medallist Kadeena Cox in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace recently and will travel through all 72 nations and territories in the commonwealth in a 294 day journey.

The global trip will conclude at the opening ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on July 28 next year, where the message inside it from the Queen will be read out.

“The baton relay is effectively the start of the games. There is only a one year gap between Tokyo and Birmingham.

“Many of the Brits who got medals this summer, 12 months later will be in Birmingham with their home nations. The excitement has flowed on from Tokyo and people have a chance to see stars on their doorstep infront of crowds again.

“Representatives of two and a half billion people from the Commonwealth coming together in a single place in person infront of full crowds and full stadiums will be truly special.

More than a 100 new roles are set to be filled in the operations division of Birmingham 2022 during the next few months.

“There has been a determination from the prime minister down to ensure the doors are open and people are welcome. It includes from a visa perspective and a vaccine perspective to ensure we make sure our visitors from all over the world will be welcome here.

“Next year is shaping up to be special as it will hopefully be post pandemic, post Brexit and be the Queen’s platinum jubilee for 70 years of service.”

Ticket sales for next year’s event are already exceeding expectations at this stage with UK sports fans desperate to see stars like Adam Peaty and Max Whitlock in the flesh.

Commonwealth gold is the only major medal to elude swimming superstar Peaty.

While the event also boasts the largest ever para-sport programme which takes place simultaneously and sees all athletes share the village together.

The new aquatics centre and Perry Barr Stadium are both ahead of timetable for completion and on budget.

It is extra impressive as Birmingham was only a late replacement in 2017 ahead of Liverpool when original hosts Durban had to pull out.

“Ticket sales are already over 20% above expectation which is a reflection of the excitement and determination of the West Midlands and country as a whole to embrace what is coming.

“There will be 19 sports and eight para sports held in 14 venues across Birmingham, the West Midlands and beyond.

“From mountain biking in Cannock to the north of the region, down to cycling in London, five sports at the NEC, nine sports in the Greater Birmingham area but also judo and wrestling and rugby in Coventry and lawn bowls in Leamington Spa.

“Thousands of jobs have already been created and approximately 60% of the contracts will have been placed with local businesses to generate revenue and opportunities.

“It will put Birmingham on the map, an opportunity the city and its politicians are determined not to waste.

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