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The world is coming to Birmingham in 2022, and you don’t want to miss it. If you’re looking forward to watching top athletes crush it at the Tokyo Olympics, some of those same athletes will be competing right here in The Magic City. Check out why The World Games 2022 is such a big deal for our city and get your tickets today.
4 reasons you’ll want to grab The World Games 2022 tickets today
1. Over 3.6K top international athletes are coming to Birmingham in 2022
Big fan of the Olympics? The Games are the largest international sporting event to come to the South since the 96’ Olympics, with top athletes. From July 7-17, 2022, 3,600 elite athletes from over 100 countries will be in Birmingham. This is the 40th anniversary of the event and the first time it’s been in the US since 1981. Sorry-not-sorry to runner-up Lima, Peru!
2. You’ll be able to cheer on 34 sports
Whether you’re a gymnastics super fan, or you want to check out a sport that you’ve never seen before (hello, sumo wrestling), there’s going to be something for everyone at The World Games 2022.
“It represents an incredible opportunity for young girls in Birmingham and the surrounding community to see some amazing female athletes compete on a global stage, right in their own hometown. That’s huge.”Cat Reddick Whitehill, Honorary Co-Chair + Birmingham Soccer Player
Ready to watch history get made in Birmingham? Get your tickets today.
3. The Lakeshore Foundation is making The World Games 2022 more inclusive + accessible
This year, The World Games 2022 will be more inclusive than ever before, for athletes and spectators alike. A Journey to One World, One Games is an initiative with Lakeshore Foundation, a local non-profit that provides fitness and recreation activities for people with physical disabilities.
“I’m honored to be joining The World Games 2022 family. This event represents an incredible opportunity for Birmingham, but it’s much more than that. The commitment The World Games 2022 has made to disability inclusion is something to be extremely proud of. I’m excited to witness the athleticism and dedication of these athletes from around the world.“Noah Galloway, Honorary Co-Chair, The World Games 2022
4. There’s a projected $256M economic impact for the city
Let’s talk money, shall we? Another big perk of The World Games coming to Birmingham is the positive economic impact. With over 25 venues, the entire metro area will see positive effects. Here’s a look at several venues that will be home to the Games:
- UAB will host lacrosse, tug of war, racquetball and squash
- The Protective Stadium will hold the opening and closing ceremonies
- The Hoover Met will host the World Games softball competition
Tix are officially live today!
“Birmingham is home to me, so being able to help bring an international competition like The World Games 2022 to my home community, a place I love and care for so much, was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I know what the thrill of winning gold is like, and I can’t wait to see that joy on the faces of those competitors that get to do the same right here in Birmingham.”Vonetta Flowers, Honorary Co-Chair, The World Games 2022
What sport are you looking forward to the most at The World Games 2022? Tag us on social @BhamNow and let us know!