Birmingham on course to Host 2022 Commonwealth Games

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  1. KashmireHawker

    KashmireHawker Member

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    A very good job Birmingham City Centre has 3 train stations, as 2022 is set to see just a small rise in tourists... Thrilled about this - just hope they clear the rubbish!

     
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  3. radamfi

    radamfi Established Member

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    It is not a major achievement. Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and even Cardiff have held it in the past.
     
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    Quite. I now predict a bidding-war between Aston Villa and Birmingham City over who gets the "gift" (or should that be curse?) of a shiny new stadium!
     
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    Very few events are scheduled for Birmingham city centre so far. Not sure what sports but they will be in the Barclaycard Arena and the Symphony Hall.

    Athletics are at the Alexander Arena (nearest station Perry Barr).
    Netball at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
    Bowls (I think I herard on the local news) in Leamington Spa.
    Swimming and diving at an as-yet-unknown location in Sandwell, assuming it is built in time.
    Some events at the NEC.
    Some at Birmingham University.
    Rugby sevens at Villa Park.
     
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    Great news, hope it's more successful than the 1992 Olympics bid.

    Good to see the plan is for a stadium which will likely remain primarily athletics focused after the games.

    Didn't realise that was in the commonwealth games, seems a bit of a bizarre one.

    Wednesbury baths? :p
     

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