I think that hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games will be positive for Birmingham and after losing out for the Millennium celebraction AND the Natonal Stadium and City of Culture bids isn’t it about time #Birmingham was rewarded by Central Government especially after the shenanigans between the government and Birmingham City Council?
The government will decide, in November, whether to make a formal bid to host the Games. If it goes ahead, Birmingham will face competition from Kuala Lumpur and cities in Australia and Canada. Birmingham based its application around the city’s four indoor arenas and the 25,000-capacity Alexander stadium, currently the home of UK Athletics, which it plans to refurbish to 40,000 seats for the 2022 event and make it the UK’s largest permanent athletics stadium. It also put forward plans to run a business convention alongside the Games.
The Origin Sport Group was selected by the council to assess sporting facilities such as this
In the Birmingham Press (2012), the website that was first to call for Birmingham to try and stage the Commonwealth Games in either 2022 or 2026, Steve Beauchampé congratulates Councillor Ian Ward, Steve Hollingworth (lead officer for sport at the Council) and their colleagues at the Birmingham…
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