Arena Birmingham

Arena Birmingham

Arena Birmingham, Kings Edward Road, Birmingham, West Midlands

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.

 

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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28 July - 8 August 2022

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