Tag: Birmingham


Resorts World Arena set to wear smart look

Resorts World Arena June 2020

The local authorities have given its thumbs-up to plans to modify the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham into the UK’s biggest indoor venue. The arena, which forms part of the National Exhibition Centre and is owned by the NEC Group, has a present capacity of 15,600 but the redevelopment will see... » Read more


Stadiums put best foot forward as COVID-19 body bags pile up

MadriCR/seat geek/Bristol Sports

Coronavirus cases have reached a crescendo the world over. COVID-19 cases globally have reached 1,607, 595 and body bags are piling up – the death toll stand at 95,785. As hospitals are overwhelmed due to the deadly virus, sports stadiums around the world are being converted into makeshift... » Read more


Sandwell Aquatics Centre erection work pick up pace

Birmingham Aquatic Center

Major construction is underway in full swing at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre, an avant-garde venue being built at Smethwick in UK to host the swimming and diving events for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Work on the facility is expected to be completed in Spring 2022, when it will be... » Read more


OVG adds NEC and D.LIVE into its Int. Venue Alliance fold

NEC Group, OVG International, D.Live logos with picture of Sam Piccione III below

The NEC Group has been included as the second founding member by Oak View Group (OVG) of its International Venue Alliance. OVG has also added into its fold the Dusseldorf-based D.LIVE group of venues as the latest founding member of its International Venue Alliance. OVG is the global venue... » Read more


Birmingham confirms 2022 CWG sports, venues

Birmingham 2022 - update

The full list of sports and venues for the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Birmingham have been confirmed. Shooting will not be included in the competition. The cycling events will take place in London – the only venue outside the West Midlands.   17 sports events will be held over 11... » Read more


Mace, Arup chosen for Birmingham stadium revamp

Birmingham stadium revamp

Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium is set to get a £70-million revamp and an increased capacity of 40,000 for the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG). While Mace has been selected as the project manager for revamp, Arup has been chosen to deliver the redesign of the stadium, according to several media... » Read more


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