Birmingham to host Commonwealth Games in 2022

Published on : Friday, December 22, 2017


birThe Commonwealth Games Federation announced that Birmingham will host the Commonwealth Games in 2022.




The announcement was made at a special event at the Arena Academy school near the Alexander Stadium, the centrepiece for the Games in five years’ time.




It is expected that a £526 million boost to the West Midlands region will happen due to the Games as per research.



Over the 11-day sporting event additional 500,000 and one million visitors are expected to visit Birmingham.


An average of 4,526 workers  will be supported per year from 2018 to 2022.


Neil Rami, chief executive of the West Midlands Growth Company and member of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid Committee said that it was time for the West Midlands’ moment to make its mark.


Birmingham winning the 2022 Commonwealth Games is another tremendous endorsement for the region.


It will be able to showcase its resurgence and regeneration on an international stage.



Since 23011 Birmingham saw a 17 per cent increase in domestic tourists and a 52 per cent rise in overseas guests.



Rami further added that the game will create an enduring impact on the growth of the domestic and  international tourism.

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