Can I still get Commonwealth Games 2022 tickets now that the ballot has closed?

The ticket ballot for Birmingham 2022 has closed but here’s some advice on how you can still get tickets

<p>British gymnast Max Whitlock is leaps ahead in supporting Birmingham 2022</p>

British gymnast Max Whitlock is leaps ahead in supporting Birmingham 2022

The Commonwealth Games is the largest sporting and cultural event ever to be held in the West Midlands and the biggest in the UK for a decade.

The event will see the best athletes from countries in the Commonwealth compete in an international multi-sport spectacle celebrating the union. Teams from across the 72 nations and territories are taking part including Kenya, Tuvalu and New Zealand.

The Commonwealth Games will see thousands of athletes compete in 286 sessions across 19 different sports over 11 days of competition from July 28 to August 8.

Birmingham is the third English city to host the event, after London in 1934 and Manchester in 2002.

A ticket ballot for local residents was launched in July, with a reported 850,000 applications already made.

A general ticket ballot closed at 8pm on September 30 and applicants will found out in October if they have been successful in securing tickets.

Tickets are now on general sale.

They are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis so if you a buy a ticket, you’ll guarantee your seat at the Games.

Due to the success of the ticket ballots, there are a number of sessions which are unavailable though. Details of these highlighted as unavailable when purchasing tickets.

Tickets for the Commonwealth Games 2022 start at £8 for children and £15 for adults - and first you must register for an account.

Further information about tickets and how to register is available at the Birmingham 2022 website.

There were no fees for ticket sales in the ballot. Instead organisers were hoping that applicants would consider donating to the Games’ charity partners. These include United By 2022, the legacy charity that has been established to ensure that the benefits of Birmingham 2022 continue to be delivered in the years following the Games.

Why is the legacy of Birmingham 2022 so important?

Organisers say say the Commonwealth Games is already proving to be a catalyst for transformation across the West Midlands, attracting new investment and funding, creating jobs and apprenticeships for local people and new opportunities for local businesses, as well as accelerating projects that will ensure the region is ready to host a fantastic sports and cultural celebration.

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