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2022 Commonwealth Games: Birmingham Scraps Single-Site Athletes’ Village Plan

The coronavirus pandemic has affected Single-Site Athletes’ Village plan which was organized for the 2022 Commonwealth Games scheduled to hold in Birmingham.

The accommodation plan was previously set to be built at the Perry Barr area of the city but the coronavirus halted it.

Now three sites, the NEC hotel, the University of Warwick and the University of Birmingham have been selected for the games.

“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,” said Birmingham 2022’s chief executive Ian Reid.

“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.

“Birmingham and the West Midlands is extremely fortunate to have superb alternate facilities and we are making this decision now, with two years to go, to de-risk the project, ensure delivery for athletes and teams and secure the legacy of new housing and transport infrastructure in Perry Barr.”

The regeneration of project in Perry Barr, with new housing and transport infrastructure, will still continue as planned.

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