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West Midlands residents offered exclusive chance to secure Birmingham 2022 tickets

With Birmingham playing host to the 2022 Commonwealth Games, residents in the West Midlands region have been offered exclusive access to tickets.

The Sandwell Aquatics Centre is set to be the busiest venue at the Games, with a total of 40 swimming, 14 para-swimming and 12 diving medals up for grabs.

Those based in the West Midlands could be the first to get their hands on tickets for events at the brand-new £73 million facility.

From Wednesday 14 to Friday 30 July, people living in the region can apply for tickets in an exclusive ballot by registering an account at birmingham2022.com.

There are more than one million tickets available across all venues, with prices starting from £8 for under 16s and from £15 for adults.

There will also be £22 tickets available for every session throughout the Games, including all medal sessions and the opening and closing ceremonies.

Once-in-a-generation opportunity

The ballot is open to the residents of the West Midlands, as defined by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). This includes people living in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, and Worcestershire.

To check eligibility, use the postcode checker at birmingham2022.com/tickets. Tickets will also be available in the main ballot in September, which is open to everyone in the UK.

Nigel Huddleston, Minister for Sport and Tourism, said: “Birmingham 2022 will be the greatest show ever staged in the West Midlands and I am thrilled that local residents have the first chance to secure their tickets.

“This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for fans to see the best athletes in the world compete on their doorstep. I encourage everyone to take a look at the exciting sports on offer and apply for their tickets.”

Paul Blanchard, Commonwealth Games England chief executive, added: “Team England athletes will really appreciate the passionate, loud and energetic support of the West Midlands public behind them as they compete for their nation.

“A home Games is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most athletes which adds a special sense of pride when representing England.”

The Birmingham 2022 competition schedule can be found here, and there will be aquatics action at Sandwell every day of the Games.