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6 months to go! It's time to get set for the Games.

Get Set for the Games!

Today (28 January) marks six months to go until the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games! 

To celebrate this milestone on the countdown to the Games, local Games partners, including Birmingham City Council, have launched the Get Set programme.

Get Set for the Games is all about encouraging people and businesses to plan ahead for the Games, with 6,500 athletes and team officials, the world’s media and more than one million spectators coming to the event, it is going to be an exciting and busy summer.

Now is the time to start planning for the Games – dedicated web pages on the Birmingham 2022 website have been set up with the latest information and advice. People can also keep up to date via the Get Set twitter feed @getset2022 

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Nominate a Batonbearer! 

Birmingham! Let's take it on in our bold city.

The search is on for 2,022 inspirational people to carry the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton around Birmingham and England.

Batonbearers will play a major role in the Queen’s Baton Relay when it returns to England this summer, taking on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to carry the Queen’s Baton in their region during the final build up to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

People are encouraged to nominate those who are always willing to take on a challenge, have a unique and inspiring story, are a figure of inspiration who positively challenges others to achieve their best, or is passionate about making a positive impact within their community.

Nominate now

Sports hub in Perry Barr set for £500k boost

CWG mural

Plans for a £500,000 upgrade to a community sports facility in Perry Barr, to further strengthen the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Legacy have been confirmed.

A new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) will be developed at Holford Drive Community Sports Hub in the months following the Games through the project – jointly funded by Sport England and the Birmingham City Council capital contribution towards Birmingham 2022.

The MUGA will be located at the front of the premises on what is currently an unused piece of grassland.

The proposed addition of floodlights will enable year-round use and dramatically increase the useable times sporting activities can be provided for people in the area.

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Wyndley is Games ready!

Aerial view of the upgraded hockey pitch at Wyndley Leisure Centre

The upgraded international standard hockey pitch has been completed at Wyndley Leisure Centre in Sutton Coldfield.

Wyndley Leisure Centre is one of the official training venues for Birmingham 2022.

Sports such as hockey, triathlon and Para triathlon will use the centre ahead of the Games and the improved facilities will be used by the community after Birmingham 2022.

Find out more on Wyndley

Tickets on general sale

B2022 tickets now on general sale. Don't miss out.

The remaining tickets for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are now on general sale

Do you fancy watching Beach Volleyball at Smithfield or Women’s T20 Cricket at Edgbaston?

Don’t miss out as tickets are selling on a first come, first served basis.

Secure your seat to watch world class sporting action right here in Birmingham. 

Buy tickets

Alexander Stadium wows track and field star

Nathan Douglas records his vlog at the Alexander Stadium.

The track and seats are in at the Alexander Stadium!

Over the last eight months Team England athlete Nathan Douglas has been charting the spectacular progress of the stadium with a series of vlogs.

In episode four, the triple jumper gives his seal of approval to the newly installed track and seats at the stadium.

Watch Nathan's vlog

Be part of the Opening & Closing Ceremonies 

Be part of history. Join the volunteer cast for our opening and closing ceremonies. Apply now.

Applications have opened for volunteers to take part in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Are you passionate about music, dance and can move to be a beat? Apply now to be in with a chance to be part of something spectacular this summer.

The organisers of Birmingham 2022 have begun the search to find the volunteer cast, athlete hosts, and existing choirs who will bring this summer’s Opening and Closing Ceremonies to life.

Apply now

Walking routes upgrade

City of Birmingham

A £1.6million package of improvements to key walking routes ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been confirmed by the council.

In total, the scheme covers seven projects that will enable spectators and visits move around the city with greater ease and safety – and the work will in turn offer a legacy to residents and future visitors in the years after the Games.

The projects, which connect rail and bus transport hubs and event venues, are designed around three topics: illuminating routes, wider footways and safer pedestrian environments.

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Delivering a Bold Legacy for Birmingham

Delivering a Bold Legacy for Birmingham. A copy of Birmingham City Council's legacy plan.

Birmingham City Council’s legacy plan for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been published.

Delivering a Bold Legacy for Birmingham sets out the council’s plans to maximise our Proud Host City status for the Games - with the aim of being “A legacy shaped by our people”.

It details how the Games can help respond to the main challenges the city already faces, which in itself was a key driver for the council spearheading the successful bid for the right to host the Games back in 2017.

The plan is built around the Games accelerating the council response to the challenges facing our city and the aspirations of our people.

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