Commonwealth Games bosses speak out about Brummie Bull’s future after he leaves Centenary Square

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Many of our readers shared their reaction when it was announced that the bull is leaving soon

He’s been winning admirers across Birmingham since becoming the unexpected star of the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.

The Brummie Bull, known as the Raging Bull in the show, has been perched in a corner of Centenary Square with thousands stopping by to wonder at his height and might every day.

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He’s even got his own ‘unofficial’ Twitter account and has posted several messages about his sadness at having to leave his new home. But Centenary Square was never going to be the Brummie Bull’s forever home.

The mechanical bull is owned by Birmingham Ceremonies, which was appointed by the organising committee of the Commonwealth Games. They have confirmed that he is due to leave on Friday, September 23. But have also offered a glimmer of hope that we may see him again.

A spokesperson of committee of Birmingham 2022 told BirminghamWorld: “As planned, the bull is leaving Centenary Square this week. There will be an announcement soon about the future of the bull.”

The Brummie Bull. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)The Brummie Bull. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
The Brummie Bull. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images) | Getty Images

The animated model has gained many fans among BirminghamWorld readers who have posted the reason why they want him to stay on our social media pages.

What BirminghamWorld readers said about the bull’s departure

  1. “I passed the Bull on Sunday, it was looking a bit sad. Why not put it in Grand Central (what an awful name, it is still New Street) station. People arriving would see its magnificence.”
  2. “Should keep it, very popular, great attraction.”
  3. “Could he not find a temporary home in the old Bus Station round the corner from the New Street Station and the Markets.”
  4. “I was privileged to see the Bull last week. It is stunning, and must be preserved as a part of the history of this city. Tourists will love to visit this Birmingham landmark.”
  5. “Do not destroy this, it would be a disgrace. Think of tourism have pride in the city.”

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