It was announced yesterday that Birmingham is set to be the host of the Commonwealth Games in 2022. A notable win when this is only the third time the games are set to be held in Britain since the turn of the century.
This is great news for the region and many notable figures are praising the city for the hosting win. Including Olympic medalists, politicians and even the Birmingham library was lit up to celebrate.
The Commonwealth Games are coming to Birmingham in 2022! #BrumBid2022 . It has been great to back the Bid. So excited at the prospect of having an event and being able to race in front of a West Midlands HOME crowd! Congrats @birminghamcg22 🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/CzX41RvqIV
— Kare Adenegan (@AdeneganK) December 21, 2017
— LeaderofBirmingham (@BrumLeader) December 21, 2017
And there we have it. Birmingham is the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Well done @BrumLeader @birminghamcg22 @BhamCityCouncil and everyone who has made this possible. What a fantastic Christmas present for our region! pic.twitter.com/ESehoybEF4
— Andy Street (@andy4wm) December 21, 2017
— LibraryofBirmingham (@LibraryofBham) December 21, 2017
Congratulations to #Birmingham, hosts of @thecgf in 2022. Well done Karen Bradley and @andy4wm who worked so hard to make it happen. A great city for what I’m sure will be an excellent tournament. #CommonwealthSport https://t.co/WrkesTdVmD
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) December 21, 2017
The good news comes after the CGF deemed Birmingham’s bid as “not fully compliant”. But the city has now been confirmed at the host of the £750m event and we can’t help but mimic the words of West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, to say that this really is a great Christmas present for the region.
Plans are now being put in place to build the UK’s largest permanent athletics stadium, the games are set to take place between 27 July and 7 August 2022.