The Sport and Venue Programme for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is confirmed and celebrated today, Friday 19th October 2018.
17 thrilling sports will take place over 11 days of action packed competition, at venues across the host city and throughout the West Midlands and beyond.
Netball’s venue has been confirmed as Coventry Indoor Arena.
Coventry Arena is one of the leading indoor sporting venues within the Midlands and is home to two-time Vitality Netball Superleague champions Wasps Netball.
Nick Eastwood, Group Chief Executive at the Ricoh Arena and Wasps, said: “We are delighted that the home of two-time Superleague champions Wasps Netball is being given this once-in-a-lifetime chance to host the sport on a global stage for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022”.
“The Ricoh Arena’s Ericsson Indoor Arena has plenty of experience at successfully hosting domestic and international netball matches, making us perfectly poised to deliver a memorable experience for the thousands of visitors to the Ricoh Arena and the millions watching on TV”.
“Netball is growing in popularity, particularly in the Midlands through the community work that Wasps Netball are doing with England Netball, and this announcement will really help to inspire generations before, during and after the Commonwealth Games”.
“We look forward to working with various partners to ensure we maximise this opportunity for the wider Midlands”.