Sandwell Council today (23 January 2018) announced Londonderry Playing Fields, Smethwick as its preferred site for the new build Aquatics Centre that will host Swimming, Para Swimming and Diving for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The proposal will now be put to the Commonwealth Games Federation and be considered by the council’s Cabinet next Wednesday (31 January 2018).
In response, Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council and Chair of the Birmingham 2022 bid team, said:
“I am delighted to hear that Sandwell Council has been able to come forward with further details of their preferred site and hope the approvals that are needed are secured in the near future. The new facility will be a great venue for the Commonwealth’s finest aquatics talent to showcase their skills during the 2022 Games. Given there is a clear need for improved swimming facilities in the region, there is also a fantastic legacy for the local area and the wider West Midlands from this development.”
The Sandwell Council announcement can be viewed here.