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:

Note that this information is primarily for written press, photographers and non-rights holders. Rights holding broadcasters should direct all enquiries to

For day-to-day press office enquiries, please email

Media Accreditation

Applications for media accreditation have now closed.

Due to unprecedented interest in these Games, we are not able to accept late requests.

Collecting Accreditation

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

Date Times Date Times
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

Media Transport

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.

Public Transport

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.