Commonwealth Games

2022 Commonwealth Games

[10.08.22] From Chief Inspector Dawn Fox regarding the policing of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Feedback from a Safety and Security point of view from the estate and across the city, is that it has been a really positive experience from a policing perspective. To witness how crowds have flocked to the city, the venues and the events in a such a cooperative and engaging manner has been wonderful and memorable.

Though it has been a tiring policing experience, there is an overwhelming sense of pride in how Birmingham has been ‘put on the map’ in a way that has left many speechless. The presence of multiple policing teams across the city has given a real sense of these Games being safe and secure, so huge thanks to all involved in that sector. In turn, WMP extend thanks and gratitude to community residents and visitors for the way they have embraced the various security measures, road closures, etc.

It has been an amazing few weeks and as the remaining athletes and visitors prepare to leave, there is confidence that the hard work will continue as things slowly get back to normal.

News from the University of Birmingham.
From 28th July – 8th August, the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be coming to our city. The University of Birmingham is an Official Partner of the Games, and has been selected to host the Games principal Athlete’s Village, the hockey and squash competitions and a training venue for swimming and athletics. More information about our role in the Games is given below.

Community Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games campus tour
We would be delighted to welcome you onto campus for a ‘Community Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games campus tour’ on Tuesday 17 May, 13:00 – 15:00. We will provide you with more information about our role in the Games and behind-the-scenes insight, show you where our athletes will be competing and training, and share our spectator route through campus.

If you would like to join us on this tour, please contact Olivia Barfi ( to reserve your place. Spaces are limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis. Olivia will share final details of the tour with all confirmed attendees at a later date.

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Get Set Drop-In Sessions
These are listed in the panel below this section. Further dates will be posted in due course.

University of Birmingham and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games:
The University of Birmingham has signed the most comprehensive University agreement with the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) ever. As well as being an Official University Partner of the Games, the University is:
> Home to over 3,500 athletes and technical officials as the Principal Athlete’s Village across the Vale and Tennis Courts;
> The official competition venue for hockey and squash, hosting two out of the 19 sports;
> An official training venue for athletics / para-athletics and swimming / para-swimming;
> The official catering provider, for athletes, Games family, spectators and workforce; and
> A games transport hub, servicing athletes training and competition services, ceremonies, and athlete arrivals and departures at the Village and across the wider region.
During the 11 days of the competition, the University’s Edgbaston campus will host 48 sessions of hockey and squash. We will also welcome more than 15,000 spectators onto our campus on each day.

Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 – Get Set Drop-in sessions

[15.03.22] With the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games 2022 fast approaching, a number of our members have questions on the impact this will have.

Please find opposite details on public drop in sessions relevant for Edgbaston and the City Centre, where you can have your questions answered. They will include information on:

> temporary road closures and diversions
> parking controls and access permits
> travel advice
> security and safety information
> advertising and trading regulations under the Commonwealth Games Act 2020

These events are largely targeted at residents and businesses living or working near to a Games venue.

There is no need to register, just pop along and speak to a member of the team.

You may also download the latest booklet here.

Tuesday, 7th June, 10:30 – 13:00
Winterbourne House and Gardens

Saturday 18th June 10:00 -13:00
MAC Centre B12 9QH

Saturday 9th July 10:00 – 13:00
MAC Centre B12 9QH

Wednesday 13 July, 10.30 – 13:00
Winterbourne House and Garden, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2RT

More dates will be added and posted here, but you can follow them here.

[31.01.22] 28th 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