Like previous editions of the Games, Birmingham 2022 has run ballots to apply for tickets, which is the fairest way of giving everyone a chance to be at the Games. The Ticket Ballot for Birmingham 2022 has now closed. Further opportunities to get tickets will be announced later this year.

What is a ticket ballot?

When there is high demand, a ballot is the fairest way to allocate tickets. Applications are made and our system allocates tickets at random.

The ballot provides everyone with a chance to apply for tickets over several weeks, so there’s no rush. In fact, it doesn’t make a difference when you apply – it can be on the first day the ballot opens or on the day the ballot is closing – you still have the same chance of securing tickets.

In the ballot, you might get all of the tickets you apply for, you might get some of them or you might not get any at all. But don’t worry, there will be other ways to purchase tickets closer to the Games.


The ballot closed 30 September, and within 30 days you’ll find out whether you have secured tickets. If you have, payment will be taken in full within 72 hours.

You might get tickets to all, some, or none of the sessions you applied for. If successful in a given session, you’ll secure all the tickets you requested. For example, if you ask for four tickets to a session, you will not be offered one, two or three tickets instead.

It’s not a lucky dip – for example, if you requested tickets for netball you won’t be given tickets for table tennis.

Please ensure you have sufficient funds to cover the total cost of your ticket request and your payment card hasn’t expired.

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