Commonwealth Games 2022: Birmingham scraps plans for single-site athletes’ village

Organisers of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham are no longer planning to use a single-site athletes’ village.

The accommodation facility was set to be built in the Perry Barr area of the city, but the coronavirus pandemic has changed the thinking, with three sites now being used.

The three sites will be at the NEC hotel, the University of Warwick and the University of Birmingham.

“These are challenging times for all of us and delivering a major multi-sports event during this period has meant we have needed to collaborate effectively, be pragmatic to change, and remain realistic about the challenges we face,” Birmingham’s 2022 chief executive Ian Reid said.

“We recognise that this new model is a move away from the historic norm and we are grateful for the support shown by our partners across the Commonwealth Games Associations.

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