Arriving at the venue

In most cases, gates to the venue will open 90 minutes before the session time displayed on your ticket, allowing plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere, make the most of our photo opportunities and so you can take part in the on-site activities.

Birmingham 2022 will be a safe and secure event and so, as with other major events, security checks will be carried out before you enter the venue. Please try and minimise the number of personal belongings you are bringing as this will mean a smoother and quicker entry into the venue.

Top Tip
To speed up the entry process, make sure your phone is fully charged and have your e-ticket downloaded and ready to scan when arriving at the venue – phone signals can be unpredictable so better to be safe than sorry.

Inside the venue

Once you are inside the venue, there will be lots of different activities to get involved in, so be sure to arrive in plenty of time to make the most of what’s on offer.

Head to the spectator information point to meet the friendly team who will be on hand to help with any enquiries you have. The information point is also the home to our family rest area, available to use at any time during the session, should you require it. Buggy and wheelchair storage will also be located a short distance from the information point and can be left at your own risk.

Top Tip
Be in your seat at least 30 minutes before the session begins, to enjoy the pre-sport entertainment, so you can soak up the atmosphere as the excitement builds.

Food and Drink

A range of food and drink options, including dishes which reflect the diversity of the West Midlands, will be available to purchase inside the venue.

Spectators with special dietary requirements or young children may prefer to bring a small packed lunch for personal consumption and this will be permitted at all Birmingham 2022 venues.

Free drinking water will be available through our sustainable water bars provided by Severn Trent Water. Birmingham 2022 is committed to reducing the amount of single use plastic waste created by the event.

Top Tip
You can play your part in reducing water at Birmingham 2022. Please bring your own reusable water bottle to keep hydrated at the Severn Trent water bars.

Accessibility

Competition venues will be as accessible as possible, utilising existing, and incorporating temporary, accessible facilities and services. Birmingham 2022 aims to provide a consistent, high level of accessibility, across all competition venues.

Across the Birmingham 2022 venues there will be a variety of facilities and services such as accessible shuttle buses, blue badge parking, assistance dog spending areas, quiet spaces, wheelchair charging and accessible food, drink, and merchandise units and hearing augmentation.

Details of these services and how to book them will be communicated to ticket holders closer to the Games.