World Games 2022 reveals 3 additional competitors locations
Organisers of the World Games 2022, arranged to be held in Birmingham, Alabama in the United States, have actually announced information of 3 more venues for the multi-sport event.
Legion Field, the Birmingham CrossPlex and Boutwell Auditorium join the Protective Stadium in being exposed as areas that will host events at the World Games 2022.
In total, 25 venues are set to host sports at the occasion and organisers say they are “thrilled” to reveal information of three more.
Legion Field is due to host the flag football competitors at the World Games 2022.
The historic stadium, which has a capability of 71,594 and was opened in 1927 is called after the American Legion, an organisation of American military veterans.
It is presently the house ground of the University of Alabama’s Birmingham Blazers football group.
The second venue unveiled is the Birmingham CrossPlex, a 750,000 square foot multi-sport complex that was opened in April 2011.
It is due to host a number of sports at the World Games 2022 – with inline hockey, artistic roller skating, indoor and outdoor speed skating, wheelchair rugby, lifesaving, finswimming and canoe polo all set to take location there.
The 3rd place announced today is the Boutwell Auditorium, a 5,000 seat multi-use arena that was built in 1924.
It is set to end up being a house for martial arts competition throughout the World Games 2022, with sumo, kickboxing and muaythai all due to happen there.
The currently revealed Protective Stadium is presently under construction, but is due to be finished later on this year.
It is arranged to host the Opening and Closing Events of the World Games 2022 and is due to be the long-term house of the Birmingham Blazers football group.
Discussing the brand-new places Birmingham’s Mayor Randall L Woodfin said: “Birmingham’s first-rate, multi-sport CrossPlex and the historic Boutwell Auditorium are not just terrific venues, but key event places for our neighborhoods.
” These places catch the spirit of The World Games 2022, supplying opportunities for our international visitors and the people of Birmingham to collect as one to celebrate athletic excellence.
” The excitement will only develop over the next 18 months as the world prepares to come to Birmingham.”
World Games primary executive Nick Sellers added: “These are 4 of the very best places to delight in sports in our neighborhood, and by July of 2022, we will finally have the ability to fill all of the seats in these gorgeous venues again as we serve host to the very first major worldwide sporting occasion coming out of this pandemic.
” Each of these locations is a prime example of our city’s love of sports.”
More than 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries are set to come down on Birmingham for the World Games, set up to be held from July 7 to 17 2022.