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Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games venues confirmed

The full list of venues for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has now been inked in.

17 thrilling sports will take place over 11 days of action-packed competition, at venues across the host city and throughout the West Midlands and beyond.

The confirmed venues for Birmingham 2022are: Alexander Stadium (Athletics and Ceremonies); Arena Birmingham (Gymnastics); the NEC Arena (Badminton) and National Exhibition Centre (Boxing, Judo, Table Tennis, Weightlifting and Wrestling); Birmingham University (Hockey and Squash); Villa Park (Rugby Sevens); Sandwell Aquatics Centre (Aquatics); Sutton Park (Triathlon); Cannock Chase (Mountain Biking); Coventry Arena (Netball); Royal Leamington Spa Bowling Club (Lawn Bowls); Lee Valley VeloPark, London (Track Cycling).

The Alexander Stadium is an international-standard athletics venue located in the heart of the country that hosts major events, such as the Diamond League series and British Championships.

It is also home to the world-famous Birchfield Harriers Athletics Club, and for Birmingham 2022 will be modernised with a post-Games permanent capacity of 20,000 – up from the current 12,700.

Sandwell will be hosting the Swimming and Diving for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022.

The new aquatics centre, which will be built in Smethwick, will feature an Olympic-sized 50 metre competition swimming pool, a 25m diving pool, and a community swimming pool. The seating capacity of the Pool is 1,000, rising to 5,000 with temporary seating during the Commonwealth Games.

John Crabtree, Chairman of the Birmingham Organising Committee of the 2022 Commonwealth Games said:

With the revamp of Alexander Stadium, plans for a brand-new facility at Sandwell and a tried and tested team of sporting venues across the West Midlands – all our collaborative efforts are focused on ensuring the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be a spectacular sporting showcase of the city and region.