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The redeveloped Alexander Stadium.

History made at the Alexander Stadium! 

The Alexander Stadium has held its first athletics event since undergoing a £72 million redevelopment.

The UK Midlands Army Athletics Championships were staged at the venue in Perry Barr on 20 April.

A crowd of over one thousand spectators watched 350 British Army athletes compete in track and field events.

To round off a superb day, the Red Devils, the Army Parachute Display Team, spectacularly jumped into the Alexander Stadium as part of the event’s closing ceremony.

Next month the stadium will host the Muller Birmingham Diamond League before the Commonwealth Games begins in July.

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Guarantee your Games seat today! 

Ellie Simmonds holds a poster that displays tickets are available for this summer's Commonwealth Games

Tickets to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are now on general sale.

Tickets are being sold on a first come, first served basis, so act fast to secure your tickets now and to avoid disappointment!

Tickets start from £8 for under 16s and £15 for adults.

Don't miss out on your chance to be at the biggest multi-sport event in the UK for a decade. 

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Get Set drop-in sessions

Get Set for the Games drop-in session information.

We’re working hard to help you Get Set For The Games!

We’re hosting drop-in sessions in May for residents and businesses across the city to ask questions about preparations for Birmingham 2022. 

The public drop-in sessions provide information on temporary road closures and diversions, parking controls, access permits and more.

There's no need to register, just pop along and speak to a member of the Get Set team.


Not just any summer job!

Not just any summer job. Details on jobs available by registering on

Thousands of summer jobs are available at Birmingham 2022! 

Over 20,000 contractor roles in security, stewarding, catering, cleaning, retail and logistics are some of the opportunities on offer to ensure the Games run smoothly. 

The majority of roles available don’t need formal experience or qualifications and full training will be provided.

Applicants must be aged 18 or above by 1 April 2022 and should register their interest to find out more.

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St George's Day celebrations

Team England gymnast Joe Fraser does a handstand in front of Birmingham Town Hall.

A giant St George flag adorned the side of Birmingham Town Hall to celebrate St George’s Day. 

Team England athletes, community groups and representatives of Birmingham City Council came together for the St George’s Day event in the heart of the city centre on 23 April. 

It was organised by the city council in recognition of England’s national day, in the year that Birmingham is the Proud Host City for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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Community Batonbearers unveiled 

A group of Batonbearers at the Alexander Stadium.

Thousands of inspirational people from communities across Birmingham and England have been notified of their selection to take on the role of Batonbearer in the Queen’s Baton Relay this summer.

The confirmation of Batonbearers comes following the public nomination campaign in January 2022. 

Batonbearers have been selected in all nine regions of England and embody the diversity in communities across the country. From local heroes to inspirational school children, the Batonbearers come from all walks of life, backgrounds and vary in age.

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