Birmingham World Games in 2022

The World Games 2022, an 11-day international multi-sport event will return on Thursday, 7 July 2022 at Birmingham, Alabama, United States and continue till 17th July.





Venue: Birmingham

TV Channel: CBS






It will be the 11th edition of the competition, held every year following the Summer Olympic Games. This year’s World Games will showcase a New Generation of Global Sports. An anticipated 3,600 elite athletes from over 100 countries will compete for gold in more than 30 of the fastest growing sports in the world. The games will be contested in 30 venues in and around Birmingham.

Basic Info:

  • Host City: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
  • Date: 7 July 2022 to 17 July 2022
  • Nations Participating: 110
  • Athletes Participating: 3,600
  • Main Venue: Protective Stadium
  • TV: CBS Network

When and Where is the World Games 2022?

The World Games will start with the opening ceremony on 7th July and end with the closing ceremony on 17th July 2022. It will be held in 30 venues in and around Birmingham, Alabama, United States.

What sports are in the World Games 2022?

The Birmingham 2022 World Games will feature 30 official sports including 54 disciplines and a total of 206 events. It will be the first time that drone racing, canoe marathon, breaking, women’s fistball, kickboxing, and parkour have been included in the competition.

  • Acrobatic gymnastics
  • Aerobic gymnastics
  • Air sports
  • Archery
  • Artistic roller skating
  • Beach handball
  • Cue sports pictogram
  • Billiards sports
  • Boules sports
  • Bowling
  • Paracanoe pictogram
  • Canoe marathon
  • Canoe polo
  • Dancesport
  • Duathlon
  • Finswimming
  • Fistball
  • Flag Football pictogram.svg Flag football
  • Floorball
  • Flying disc
  • Inline hockey
  • Ju-jitsu
  • Karate
  • Kickboxing
  • Korfball
  • Lacrosse
  • Lifesaving
  • Muaythai
  • Orienteering
  • Parkour
  • Powerlifting
  • Racquetball
  • Rhythmic gymnastics
  • Road speed skating
  • Softball
  • Sport climbing
  • Squash
  • Sumo
  • Track speed skating
  • Trampoline gymnastics
  • Tug of war
  • Water skiing
  • Wheelchair rugby
  • Wushu
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Venues by Event:

The World Games 2022 will be contested in 30 venues in and around Birmingham.

Protective Stadium

Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Air Sports (Drone Racing)

Avondale Park – Archery

Barber Motorsports Park – Air Sports (Canopy Piloting)

Bessie Estell Park – Boules Sports

Birmingham Crossplex

Bill Harris Arena: Artistic Skating, Inline Hockey

Natatorium: Canoe Polo, Finswimming, Lifesaving

Indoor Track: wheelchair rugby

Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex

Concert Hall: Powerlifting

East Exhibition Hall: Floorball, Korfball

Legacy Arena: Dancesport, Gymnastics

North Exhibition Hall: Bowling

Sheraton Hotel Ballroom: Billiards Sports

Birmingham Southern College

Bill Battle Coliseum: Ju-jitsu, Karate, Wushu

BSC Panther Soccer Field: Fistball

Campus: Orienteering (Sprint)

Boutwell Auditorium – Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Sumo

Hoover Metropolitan Stadium – Softball

John Carroll Catholic High School – Flying Disc

Legion Field – Flag Football

Oak Mountain State Park

Double Oak Lake: Canoe Marathon, Water Skiing and Wakeboard

Nature: Orienteering (Middle Distance)

Powell Steam Plant – Track Speed Skating, Road Speed Skating

Railroad Park – Duathlon, Orienteering (Sprint Relay)

Sloss Furnaces – Beach Handball, Dancesport (breaking), Gymnastics (parkour), Sport Climbing

University of Alabama at Birmingham

PNC Field: Lacrosse

University Recreation Center: Racquetball, Squash

Track and Field complex: Tug of War

World Games 2022 Tickets Price and Where to Buy?

You can buy tickets for the Birmingham World Games 2022 from the official website ( The tickets by venue, sports, and dates are all available on the website. You can also buy the tickets for the opening and closing ceremony as well. Moreover, after purchasing, you can download and carry digital tickets on your device.

The World Games 2022 only provides one time entry ticket. You cannot go out of the venue and re-enter using the tickets. For more information about the fans guide, visit the official site.

How to Watch on TV and Live Stream:

CBS Sports Network will televise one-hour of highlights from The World Games 2022 after the games of each day. The CBS Television Network will broadcast two, one-hour specials, with broadcast coverage also streaming on Paramount Plus.

The live streaming will be available on the official site. The TWG 2022 app also has the option to watch the stream with some limitations based on television rights.

Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports and Surprise Movies.


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