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Major Sporting Events


  1. In July and August 2022, Birmingham hosted the 22nd Commonwealth Games, the largest multi-sport event to be held in England in 10 years, featuring thousands of world-class athletes and over 1.5 million spectators, captivating people across the globe.
  2. Alongside regular fixtures, we have an exciting pipeline of events that are set to further cement our status as a leading international host of major sporting events.
  3. The West Midlands is home to an incredible selection of sporting venues. Whether you need large stadiums, a world-class swimming pool, adaptable event spaces or something on a smaller scale, there is an ideal venue for you and your event right here. Around the West Midlands you’ll discover even more locations venues for sporting events
  4. We’re a bit obsessed with sport in the West Midlands (which is probably why so many sports began right here). We have a rich history of hosting some pretty major international sporting events.
  5. Our region welcomes major events and visitors like no other. With undeniable connectivity, located at the heart of the UK, an incredible range of world-class venues and state-of-the-art facilities, Birmingham continues to be the city of choice for Major Sporting Events.
  6. Our region is home to three energetic cities, all bursting with personality. Plus, it’s home to some of the most passionate people you’ll ever meet – here, everything is done with real heart, so you can be sure of a warm welcome and creativity at every turn.
  7. Sporting events of national and international significance focus the eyes of the world on our region, bringing new visitors to Birmingham and the West Midlands. Our vision for the future is to become known across the global sports industry.
  8. Our plan for Major Sporting Events will take you through our vision and the steps we will take to become known globally as the Heart of Sport.
  9. Take a look at our Major Sporting Events Hosting Guide to discover our impressive venues and learn how we will help your event run without a hitch.
  10. Nobody knows more about the region and what it takes to hold a world-class major sporting event. The team are here to help you make connections, find the support you need and provide advice to help your event run without a hitch.

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