Arena Birmingham

King Edwards Road, Birmingham

About Arena Birmingham

Arena Birmingham is one of the busiest, large-scale indoor sporting and entertainment venues in the world and accommodates everything from music, sport and comedy, to family entertainment and live theatre. Each year, the venue hosts over 100 events and welcomes around 700,000 visitors through its doors. As a multi-purpose venue, it is extremely flexible and the Arena’s capacity can range from a maximum of 15,800 down to 2,464 for more intimate events.

The Arena has hosted more than 30 different sports in its history, including multiple global events such as the 2003 and 2018 IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships, the Gymnastics World Cup Final, the Badminton World Championships, the Trampolining and Tumbling World Championships and the BMX World Championships. Other sporting spectaculars held at the Arena include the BBL Cup Final, International Netball, Premier League Darts and the Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships.

Accessibility: The venue has step free access and existing facilities such as a changing places toilet.

Opening Information: Arena Birmingham opens 90 minutes before the session start time. Please note there is no parking at or near the venue, except for limited blue badge parking, which must be pre-booked.


Arena Birmingham Venue Map

Plan your Journey

Use the Games Journey Planner to map your route to the Games. Enter your starting location, and start typing the name of your Games Venue, select your Games session. The Journey Planner will recommend a personalised travel plan, and the carbon impact of each option.

For accessible shuttle buses or to book blue badge parking select the Blue Badge or Accessible Shuttles option and edit your date and proposed arrival time.

The taxi icon shows taxi ranks near each of the Games venues. The wheelchair icon shows the location of blue badge parking locations, please be aware that these are limited and need to be pre-booked. The bicycle icon shows the locations where West Midlands Cycle Hire docking stations are available.

Getting to Arena Birmingham

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What to Expect

Balance, speed, flexibility, strength, control and finesse are all attributes of the elite gymnasts who strive for perfection and leave the crowds in awe of their abilities.

In Artistic Gymnastics, the gymnasts will compete in a variety of individual apparatus (four for women and six for men) in an attempt to qualify for the All-Around or Individual Apparatus Finals. These finals will then take place over the coming days.

Medals are also awarded in the men’s and women’s team competitions, with the scores of a nation’s gymnasts added together to determine the winning team.

Beautiful movement matches music, as elegant athletes wow the crowd and judges with exquisitely choreographed routines in Rhythmic Gymnastics.

Across four apparatus - Hoop, Ball, Clubs and Ribbon – Rhythmic Gymnastics will deliver some of the most colourful, controlled and focused competition at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Like its Artistic counterpart, Rhythmic Gymnastics features Individual, All-Around and Team Events.

In addition to the sport there will be plenty to see and do at Arena Birmingham. There are lots of photo opportunities around the venue and you might even meet Perry the Bull, Birmingham 2022’s official mascot.

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