Commonwealth Games Federation selects Birmingham as Host City Partner of the 2022 Commonwealth Games
21 December 2017.
Birmingham, England, has been named by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) as the host city for the XXII Commonwealth Games in 2022.
Making the announcement at a school in Birmingham, Louise Martin, CGF’s president, said "with its rich history, cultural diversity, youthful dynamism and ambitious spirit, Birmingham embodies all that we cherish about the Commonwealth".
The city's bid was the only one submitted by the deadline of 30 September 2017, after it was chosen ahead of Liverpool as Britain's candidate. A central aspect of the bid was a proposal to increase the capacity of Alexander Stadium. In addition, a new aquatics centre will be built for swimming, para-swimming and diving events.
At an estimated cost of £750 million, it will be the most expensive sports event to be held in Britain since the London Olympics in 2012. It is thought the government will pay 75% of the cost of hosting the Games, with the other 25% - about £180m - raised locally.
The event is expected to take place from 27 July – 7 August 2022.
Read more on the BBC website and on the CGF website.
Photo: Birmingham 2022