West Midlands residents offered exclusive access to Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games tickets

West Midlands residents can apply for an exclusive release of tickets until 30 July

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

One million tickets available at £22 and under

Choose from 286 sport sessions, plus the Opening and Closing ceremonies

A Main Ballot open to everyone in September

To apply for tickets, visit Birmingham2022.com  

 14th July 2021, Birmingham: The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is coming to the West Midlands next summer, and from 14 to 30 July, people who live in the region can apply for tickets in an exclusive ballot by registering for an account at birmingham2022.com.

There are more than one million tickets available for the Games, with ticket prices starting from £8 for under 16s and from £15 for adults. There will also be £22 tickets available for every session throughout the Games, including all medal sessions and the opening and closing ceremonies.

Judo is set to be staged at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry from Monday 1st – Wednesday 3rd August, with the -48kg, -52kg and -57kg for women and -60kg and -66kg male categories on the opening day. Tuesday will see the middle weights compete as -63kg and -70kg women are joined by the -73kg and -81kg men, whilst the third and final day of competition will see the heavy weights in action, as the -78kg and +78kg women compete alongside the -90kg, -100kg and +100kg men.

The ballot is open to the residents of the West Midlands, as defined by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). This includes people living in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, and Worcestershire. To check eligibility, use the postcode checker at birmingham2022.com/tickets. Tickets will also be available in the Main Ballot in September, which is open to everyone in the UK.

Matt Kidson, Director of Sport for Birmingham 2022, commented: “Birmingham 2022 is a once in a lifetime opportunity for residents of the West Midlands, with the Games being held, essentially, in their backyard. We want to make sure that everyone who lives locally has a chance to experience the Games, through volunteering, spectating, or soaking up the festival atmosphere – that’s why we are launching a priority access ticket sale today for people with a West Midlands postcode. This is your chance to experience the biggest sporting event to be held in the UK for a decade.”

Nigel Huddleston, Minister for Sport and Tourism, said: “Birmingham 2022 will be the greatest show ever staged in the West Midlands and I am thrilled that local residents have the first chance to secure their tickets. 

“This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for fans to see the best athletes in the world compete on their doorstep. I encourage everyone to take a look at the exciting sports on offer and apply for their tickets.” 

Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham is going to be an absolutely phenomenal spectacle, and we want as many people as possible from across the West Midlands to enjoy the world-class sport and soak in the atmosphere.”

“That’s why the Games are offering priority access to tickets for those who live in the region, ahead of the main ballot opening in September. This really will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so don’t miss out.”

Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “With the opening of the priority ticket ballot, Birmingham 2022 is firmly within our sights on the horizon. I am delighted the people of Birmingham will be amongst those getting the first opportunity to buy tickets for 11 days of fantastic sporting action, taking place at a range of superb locations in their city and further afield. The Games will show off the best of Birmingham as the Proud Host City and this is your chance to secure your attendance at the largest event to be staged in our history.”

Paul Blanchard, Commonwealth Games England Chief Executive: “Team England athletes will really appreciate the passionate, loud and energetic support of the West Midlands public behind them as they compete for their nation. A home Games is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most athletes which adds a special sense of pride when representing England.”

To be a part of the biggest ever Commonwealth Games, set up your ticketing account and apply for tickets today at birmingham2022.com.