This page provides media organisations with operational information to assist with planning for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Updates will be published here over the coming months but if there is specific detail you require at any stage, please contact the Media Operations team: [email protected]
Note that this information is primarily for written press, photographers and non-rights holders. Rights holding broadcasters should direct all enquiries to [email protected]
For day-to-day press office enquiries, please email [email protected].
Applications for media accreditation for written press, photographers and non-rights holding broadcasters will open on Monday 29 November 2021. It will be an online process and a link to the form will be available on this page.
The closing date is Friday 29 April 2022 but media are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed throughout the period.
There will be some rooms available in a selection of Birmingham city centre hotels for the accredited media to book. Once an individual’s accreditation application has been approved, they will be sent a link to the accommodation reservation system to view the options, rates, reserve rooms and make payments. Note there are a variety of other accommodation options in Birmingham and around the outlying venues and media are welcome to make their own arrangements to best suit their needs.
The media transport solution for the Commonwealth Games will combine sustainable public transport options with accredited shuttle services.
Birmingham is a well-connected city and many Games venues can be easily reached by existing train, bus or tram services, while in some cases, walking will be the quickest way to reach the central venues. For other competition sites, scheduled media buses will run to and from the city centre.
Further details on the routes, schedules, recommended public transport options, and out-of-hours solutions will be published closer to Games-time.
Note that a limited number of parking passes for competition venues will be available to purchase and prices will be available in November. If you would like further details, please email [email protected].