When is Commonwealth Games 2022? Date of sport spectacle in Birmingham, schedule - and ticket ballot explained

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is scheduled to take place four years after the last Games, held on Australia’s Gold Coast

Hot on the heels of this year’s Olympics and Paralympics, the Commonwealth Games takes centre stage in 2022.

There is usually a break of two years between the sporting spectacles but the timescale has been adjusted slightly due to the Covid pandemic.

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Both the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, scheduled for 2020, were delayed by a year - meaning there’s less time to wait for the Commonwealth Games.

Athletes from across the Commonwealth countries will take part in the Games, with GB stars like Adam Peaty set to compete in home games not far from where he was born.

Here’s all you need to know about the next Commonwealth Games - from when it will be taking place and where in the UK to the event schedule and how to get your hands on tickets.

When is the next Commonwealth Games?

The next Commonwealth Games will take place in 2022.

The Games are on a four year cycle which hasn’t been interrupted by the Covid pandemic, unlike the Olympics and Paralympics.

Athletes will compete at Commonwealth Games 2022 across 11 days of sport from Thursday 28 July to Monday 8 August, including opening and closing ceremonies.

Where is the Commonwealth Games being held?

The 2022 Commonwealth Games is being held in Birmingham, England.

The Commonwealth Games Federation announced Birmingham as the host city of the 2022 event in December 2017.

It will be the third time England has hosted the Commonwealth Games, after Manchester in 2002 and London in 1934.

Organisers are billing the 2022 Games as "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase the West Midlands on a global stage".

What is the Birmingham 2022 schedule?

Thousands of athletes will compete at the Games which will hold 286 sessions of sport across 19 different sports over 11 days of competition next year.

  • ATHLETICS – MARATHON - 30 July
  • ATHLETICS AND PARA ATHLETICS - 2-7 August
  • AQUATICS – SWIMMING AND PARA SWIMMING - 29 July-3 August
  • AQUATICS – DIVING - 4-8 August
  • BADMINTON - 29 July-8 August
  • BASKETBALL 3×3 AND WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL 3×3 - 29 July-2 August
  • BEACH VOLLEYBALL - 30 July-7 August
  • BOXING - 29 July-4 August and 6-7 August
  • CRICKET T20 - 29-31 July, 2-4 August and 6-7 August
  • CYCLING – MOUNTAIN BIKE - 3 August
  • CYCLING – ROAD RACE - 7 August
  • CYCLING – TIME TRIAL - 4 August
  • CYCLING – TRACK AND PARA TRACK 29 July-1 August
  • GYMNASTICS – ARTISTIC - 29 July-2 August
  • GYMNASTICS – RHYTHMIC - 4-6 August
  • HOCKEY - 29 July-8 August
  • JUDO - 1-3 August
  • LAWN BOWLS AND PARA LAWN BOWLS - 29 July-6 August
  • NETBALL - 29 July-7 August
  • PARA POWERLIFTING - 4 August
  • RUGBY SEVENS - 29-31 July
  • SQUASH - 29 July-8 August
  • TABLE TENNIS AND PARA TABLE TENNIS - 29 July-8 August
  • TRIATHLON AND PARA TRIATHLON - 29 & 31 July
  • WEIGHTLIFTING - 30 July-3 August
  • WRESTLING - 5-6 August

How do I get Birmingham 2022 tickets?

The ticket ballot for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is open.

Those interested in applying for Birmingham 2022 tickets through the ballot can do so via the Games’ website, which is open to everyone.

Applicants will need to create a personal account and select the sports and sessions they wish to attend from the listings on the Games website.

The ballot will close at 8pm on Thursday 30 September 2021.

Those successful will be notified within 30 days after the closure of the ballot and payment will be taken in full within 72 hours of the email being sent by Games organisers.

Tickets start from £8 for under 16s and £15 for adults.

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