The Commonwealth Games Federation has confirmed that Birmingham is to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Sir John Peace, Chairman of Midlands Engine said,
Today’s announcement that Birmingham will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games is fantastic news to cap off what has been an excellent year for the region. Not only will it benefit Birmingham but the rest of the Midlands too, with the games putting the region firmly on the map as billions of people from around the world tune in to cheer on the best that their nation has to offer.
Birmingham and the Midlands will be ready to host in 2022, making it the most exciting games in recent memory. By then the UK will be at the beginning of a new era, and hosting the Commonwealth Games is the perfect opportunity to show our global trading partners exactly what our great regions have to offer.
The Midlands has one of the most diverse populations in the UK, with hundreds of thousands of people from throughout the Commonwealth choosing to make our region their home. The whole of the Midlands, a population of 12 million, have been behind this bid and we are ready to help deliver the games so that its legacy will be felt in all corners of the region.