West Midlands residents offered exclusive access to Birmingham 2022 tickets

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: England celebrate victory in the Netball Gold Medal Match on day 11 of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Coomera Indoor Sports Centre on April 15, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is coming to the West Midlands next summer, and from 14 to 30 July, people who live in the region can apply for tickets in an exclusive ballot by registering for an account at birmingham2022.com.

There are more than one million tickets available for the Games, with ticket prices starting from £8 for under 16s and from £15 for adults. There will also be £22 tickets available for every session throughout the Games, including all medal sessions and the opening and closing ceremonies.

With 286 sessions across 19 sports, including eight para sports, there is something for everyone, with tickets available for fan favourites: athletics, swimming, gymnastics, and netball, as well as a host of new sports including women’s cricket T20, basketball 3×3, wheelchair basketball 3×3, and mixed synchronised diving.

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The ballot is open to the residents of the West Midlands, as defined by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). This includes people living in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, and Worcestershire. To check eligibility, use the postcode checker at birmingham2022.com/tickets. Tickets will also be available in the Main Ballot in September, which is open to everyone in the UK.

A landmark event, Birmingham 2022 will boast the largest sports programme in Commonwealth Games history, with venues hosting sport right across the region, including in Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Leamington Spa, Coventry, Wolverhampton, and Cannock Chase.

Matt Kidson, Director of Sport for Birmingham 2022, commented: “Birmingham 2022 is a once in a lifetime opportunity for residents of the West Midlands, with the Games being held, essentially, in their backyard.

“We want to make sure that everyone who lives locally has a chance to experience the Games, through volunteering, spectating, or soaking up the festival atmosphere – that’s why we are launching a priority access ticket sale today for people with a West Midlands postcode.

“This is your chance to experience the biggest sporting event to be held in the UK for a decade.”

Paul Blanchard, Commonwealth Games England Chief Executive, added: “Team England athletes will really appreciate the passionate, loud and energetic support of the West Midlands public behind them as they compete for their nation.

“A home Games is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most athletes which adds a special sense of pride when representing England.”

To be a part of the biggest ever Commonwealth Games, set up your ticketing account and apply for tickets today at birmingham2022.com.

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