All Competition Venues Announced for The World Games 2022

International multi-sport event will take place across 14 Birmingham venues


BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (August 19, 2021) – The World Games 2022 has now announced all 14 of the Birmingham community venues that will host competitions when the historic event takes place next July.

The World Games 2022 (TWG2022), an international multi-sport event organized with the support of the International Olympic Committee, will hold its 11th edition in Birmingham from July 7-17, 2022.  An anticipated 3,600 athletes will participate in 34 different sports throughout The World Games 2022.

“All of these venues offer a unique experience to both fans and competitors,” said The World Games 2022 CEO Nick Sellers. “These locations were carefully selected as the best Birmingham has to offer, and we’re excited for them to host the best ever edition of The World Games.”

Below is a list of each venue and the sports that will take place at each location. Each venue will include The World Games 2022-branded signage and décor.

Avondale Park – Archery

Barber Motorsports ParkDrone Racing, Canopy Piloting

Birmingham CrossplexInline Hockey, Artistic Roller Skating, Speed Skating, Wheelchair Rugby, Lifesaving, Finswimming, Canoe Polo

Birmingham Jefferson Convention ComplexDanceSport, Gymnastics, Bowling, Korfball, Floorball, Powerlifting, Billiards

Birmingham Southern CollegeFistball, Orienteering (sprint), Karate, Wushu, Ju-Jitsu

Boutwell AuditoriumSumo, Kickboxing, Muaythai

Hoover Metropolitan ComplexSoftball

John Carrol Catholic High SchoolFlying Disc

Legion FieldFlag Football

Oak Mountain State ParkWaterski/Wakeboard, Canoe Marathon, Orienteering (Middle Distance)

Protective StadiumOpening and Closing Ceremonies

Railroad ParkDuathlon, Orienteering (Sprint Relay)

Sloss FurnacesSport Climbing, DanceSport (Breaking), Gymnastics (Parkour), Beach Handball

University of Alabama at BirminghamLacrosse, Racquetball, Squash, Flying Disc, Tug of War, Boules Sports


The World Games 2022 Birmingham is the new generation of global sport competition, welcoming elite athletes from all over the world to compete for gold in 34 unique, multi-disciplinary sports. Featuring 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries, the international event will unite global fans with the Birmingham community in 14 venues around the greater metropolitan area. The World Games 2022 Birmingham, which marks the 40th anniversary of the event, will take place from July 7-17, 2022 and will generate an estimated $256 million in economic impact. The World Games was established by the International World Games Association, an organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee. The World Games 2022 is supported by the International Olympic Committee. For more information visit or find us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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