About the Commonwealth Games

In July 2022, Birmingham will host the XXII Commonwealth Games, the largest multi-sport event to be held in England in 10 years.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held in venues across Birmingham and the West Midlands from 28 July until 8 August 2022.

Athletes from 72 nations and territories will compete in 19 different sports at the Games.

Birmingham City Council along with our Games Partners are planning and delivering a fantastic celebration of sport and culture in an unforgettable summer in 2022.

Birmingham 2022 is a global event that will create a legacy for Birmingham and its citizens.

These are the Games for everyone.

Key messages:

  • Birmingham and the West Midlands region will benefit from £778 million investment to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games
  • A procurement spend of £350m+ which will benefit businesses across the UK
  • 35,000 games-time jobs and opportunities
  • 13,000 volunteers
  • Aiming to be the first carbon-neutral Commonwealth Games
  • £6m funding for community projects from BCC
  • £23.9m investment – Business and Tourism programme
  • estimated global audience of 1.5 billion
  • The Games will bring together 6,500 athletes and team officials
  • Over 1 million tickets will be made available for spectators from across the region, the UK and around the world

Visit our organising partners' website to learn more about the Commonwealth Games.