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West Midlands residents given VIP access to Commonwealths


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The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is coming to the West Midlands next summer. From 14 to 30 July, people who live in the region can apply for tickets in an exclusive ballot by registering for an account at birmingham2022.com.  

More than one million tickets are available for the Games, with ticket prices starting from £8 for under 16s and £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: athletics, swimming, gymnastics, and netball, as well as a host of new sports, including women’s cricket T20, basketball 3×3, wheelchair basketball 3×3, and mixed synchronised diving.

Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “With the opening of the priority ticket ballot, Birmingham 2022 is firmly within our sights on the horizon. I am delighted the people of Birmingham will be amongst those getting the first opportunity to buy tickets for 11 days of fantastic sporting action, taking place at a range of superb locations in their city.”

The ballot is open to the residents of the West Midlands, as defined by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). This includes people living in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, and Worcestershire. To check eligibility, 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.

To coincide with the West Midlands ballot, Birmingham 2022 unveiled a newly refurbished basketball court in Summerfield Park in Ladywood, Birmingham. The court has been designed by Team England basketball player Kofi Josephs and local graffiti artist Zuke, who painted a bespoke, colourful mural onto the court.

Matt Kidson, Director of Sport for Birmingham 2022, commented: “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”. 

To be a part of the biggest ever Commonwealth Games, set up your ticketing account and apply for tickets today at birmingham2022.com.

Written by: David Watkins

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