Birmingham 2022 is on track to set a new Games record for tickets sales after already selling more than a million tickets to the Games.
Only 500,000 tickets remain as the Games heads towards a sell-out.
At the conclusion of the recent Games coordination committee visit, Birmingham 2022 chief executive Ian Reid revealed more than a million tickets have already been sold.
The Opening Ceremony at a revamped Alexander Stadium on July 28 has already sold out, along with six sports – 3×3 basketball, aquatics (swimming and diving), judo, mountain biking, track cycling and triathlon.
Gymnastics is also expected to post the “house full” sign in the next few days as Birmingham 2022 appears on track to be the best attended Commonwealth Games in history, surpassing Glasgow 2014, which sold one million tickets, and Gold Coast 2018, where 1.02 million tickets were purchased.
However there is good news for Australian fans, with Commonwealth Games Australia’s Family & Fans Tour still open for those who would like to cheer on the Australian Team in Birmingham. But you must act fast to secure your spot in the stands in Birmingham.
Reid told ‘insidethegames’ that he expected ticket sales to reach 85 per cent of capacity by April after the draws for all the team sports, including cricket, hockey, netball and rugby sevens, had been completed.
He remained confident that the event would not be affected by the discovery of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron.
The refurbished Alexander Stadium, which will host ceremonies and the athletics, and the Sandwell Aquatics Centre, currently being constructed in time for the Games, were among venues visited by the CGF Coordination Commission.
“It has been a pleasure to be in Birmingham and the West Midlands this week to see the impressive progress that the Organising Committee and Partnership are continuing to make,” Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Dame Louise Martin said.
“Clearly a number of circumstances have made organising a major multi-sport event in 2022 quite challenging. However, Birmingham 2022 have risen to every obstacle that has been forced upon them.
“The way the ticket sales have gone here is unbelievable.
“As we approach the final eight months to the Opening Ceremony, everyone involved must maintain their focus and commitment as we enter the home straight” Dame Louise told reporters.
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place from 28 July to 8 August, with Commonwealth Games Australia planning to send its largest team to compete in an away campaign with an expected team size of 425 athletes across 21 sports.
To be in the stands in Birmingham supporting the Australian team, for the first time Australian families and fans will be able to access group tickets for all events at the Commonwealth Games.
The Family & Fans Tour ensures Australian families and fans can sit and cheer together, stay together and play together at the Birmingham Games.
Tour packages are available; however, numbers are limited.
Bookings are now open, learn more about the Family & Fans Tour below.