The ballot is open to the residents of the West Midlands, as defined by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). This includes people living in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, and Worcestershire.
Tickets will also be available in the Main Ballot in September, which is open to everyone in the UK. A landmark event, Birmingham 2022 will boast the largest sports programme in Commonwealth Games history, with venues hosting sport right across the region, including in Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Leamington Spa, Coventry, Wolverhampton, and Cannock Chase.
To mark the occasion, we’ve unveiled a newly refurbished basketball court in Summerfield Park in Ladywood, Birmingham. The court has been designed by Team England basketball player Kofi Josephs and local graffiti artist Zuke, who painted a bespoke, colourful mural onto the court.
The revamped space aims to inspire participation in the sport and is part of a wider to plan to ensure the Games leaves a lasting legacy in Birmingham and the West Midlands.