The daily schedule for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been released today (Friday 16 October 2020), with the organisers confirming which sports will be held on each of the 11 days of competition and urging fans to sign-up for ticket updates, as planning for the Games accelerates.
Netball, which will see Team England defending the gold medal they won in dramatic fashion at Gold Coast 2018, also begins at the NEC Arena on the first day of competition, with the final being held on Sunday 7 August.
The Games, the largest sports event to be held in UK since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, will feature 19 sports, with eight para sports integrated into the programme, creating the biggest para sports offering in Commonwealth Games history.
The unveiling of the new schedule confirms that there will now be two full weekends of competition, a move which is hoped will allow more than one million spectators to attend the biggest sporting event ever to be held in the West Midlands.
Nigel Huddleston, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage said:
“The unveiling of the daily schedule marks another important milestone as we look towards the Games in 2022. It’s great to see that for the first time ever at a Commonwealth Games, there will be two full weekends of sport offering more opportunities for everyone to experience Birmingham 2022.”
Birmingham 2022’s Chief Executive Officer, Ian Reid, said: “We’re extremely excited to be unveiling the daily schedule as we know that this will make the Games much more real for everyone, now that they can see exactly which sports will be taking place on each day.
“I’d like to thank all of the international and national governing bodies who have been working closely with us to ensure that we created an exciting schedule which also provides all competitors with the maximum period of recovery possible during what will be an action packed summer of sport in 2022.”
The closing ceremony for the Games will also be held on Monday 8 August 2022.
A more detailed version of the schedule, to include a session by session breakdown, will be unveiled in the coming months.
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