Welcome to the Investing In World-Class Facilities Webinar
Birmingham 2022 has invited the best sporting facilities in the West Midlands to apply to become official training venues, giving them the opportunity to host international athletes from across the Commonwealth during the Games.
Organisers were looking for Games Time Training Venues for 10 of the 19 sports on the Birmingham 2022 programme, providing essential facilities for thousands of athletes leading up to and during the Games, from 18th July to 10th August 2022.
The sports requiring training venues were; Atheltics, Boxing, Womens T20 Cricket, Hockey, Netball, Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Rugby Sevens, Swimming and Triathlon.
Athletes competing in the remaining nine sports will train either at their competition venues or at one of the three Campus Villages where athletes will stay during the Games.
Training venues are where athletes fine-tune their preparations for Birmingham 2022, so they must have access to world-class facilities to help them deliver their best performances in competition. The West Midlands has some of the best sporting facilitries in the world, and hosting international athletes is a chance for venues to raise their profile, spread the economic benefits of the Games across the region, and inspire communities through their involvement with Birmingham 2022.
Each sport has specific criteria which locations must meet to be eligible as a training venue. Venues have completed a rigorous process of applications which closed at the end of September 2020.
This webinar will explore the innovations occurring across the successful venues, in terms of both facilities and community outreach and legacy approaches being understood and adopted.