This page provides media organisations with operational information to assist with planning for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. If there is specific detail you require at any stage, please contact the Media Operations team: email@example.com
Note that this information is primarily for written press, photographers and non-rights holders. Rights holding broadcasters should direct all enquiries to B2022RHBBookings@sunsetvine.com
For day-to-day press office enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for media accreditation have now closed.
Due to unprecedented interest in these Games, we are not able to accept late requests.
Accredited media are able to collect their passes at the Games Media Hub (Accreditation Collection Centre on the Ground Floor) - Arena Birmingham, King Edwards Road, Birmingham, B1 2AA
|18 July||9AM - 5PM||29 July||6AM - 7PM|
|19 July||9AM - 5PM||30 July||6AM - 6.30PM|
|20 July||9AM - 5PM||31 July||6AM - 6.30PM|
|21 July||9AM - 5PM||1 August||8AM - 6.30PM|
|22 July||9AM - 7PM||2 August||8AM - 6.30PM|
|23 July||9AM - 7PM||3 August||8AM - 6.30PM|
|24 July||9AM - 7PM||4 August||8AM - 7PM|
|25 July||9AM - 7PM||5 August||8AM - 6.30PM|
|26 July||9AM - 7PM||6 August||7AM - 6.30PM|
|27 July||9AM - 7PM||7 August||9AM - 6.30PM|
|28 July||8AM - 7PM||8 August||8AM - 6.30PM|
Please note that passes must be collected in person and you will be required to show the same identification document you provided in your application.
News Access Rules
Birmingham 2022 is applying a sustainable approach to media transport and given that the city is extremely well-connected, public transport will be the primary solution for travel to the venues.
For selected competition venues, dedicated media bus services (TM) will be provided from the City Centre. Details on the best ways to travel to each competition venue are provided in the Press and Photographer's Handbook which will be available shortly.
Media who have a valid Games Accreditation pass, will be able to use the public transport for free in Birmingham and the West Midlands between 19 July and 10 August.
To plan your route to a venue, please use our Games Journey Planner.
Media Bus (TM)
Dedicated media bus services (TM) will be provided in some cases, running from the city centre to selected competition venues. These services will start on Granville Street (next to Holliday Street), which is a short walk from the Games Media Hub at Arena Birmingham, pick up at Dudley Street (next to Birmingham New Street station) and then travel direct to the following competition venues:
- Alexander Stadium - Ceremonies, Athletics & Para Athletics
- Sandwell Aquatics Centre - Diving, Swimming & Para Swimming
- Cannock Chase Forest - Cycling - Mountain Bike
- Sutton Park - Triathlon & Para Triathlon
- Coventry Stadium - Rugby Sevens only
- Warwick - Cycling - Road Race
- Wolverhampton - Cycling - Time Trial
- Victoria Park - Lawn Bowls & Para Lawn Bowls
On the return journey, the service will drop off at Sheepcote Street (close to the Games Media Hub) as well as Granville Street and Dudley Street.