Beach volleyball schedule unveiled for Birmingham 2022
19th October 2020
The daily schedule for the 2022 Commonwealth Games has been released, with beach volleyball featuring in nine out of 11 days of spectacular sporting action in Birmingham.
The home Games’ opening ceremony is set for Thursday, 28th July and two days later, on Saturday, 30th July, the first athletes will step out onto the beach courts at Smithfield, where a bespoke arena will be built to stage the beach volleyball, 3v3 basketball and 3v3 wheelchair basketball competitions.
Featuring both weekends, beach volleyball continues right through the Games until its climax on Sunday, 7th August, the penultimate day of Birmingham 2022.
A more detailed version of the schedule, including a session by session breakdown, will be unveiled in the coming months.
Sam Jamieson, Deputy CEO of Volleyball England, said: “We’re delighted the sporting schedule for Birmingham 2022 has now been revealed. Organisers have created an action-packed programme that will offer plenty of beach volleyball for fans to sink their teeth into.
“This is yet another major milestone that brings us a step closer to the biggest sports event to be held in the UK since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
Nigel Huddleston, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage, added: "The unveiling of the daily schedule marks another important milestone as we look towards the Games in 2022.
"It's great to see that for the first time ever at a Commonwealth Games, there will be two full weekends of sport offering more opportunities for everyone to experience Birmingham 2022."
Birmingham 2022’s Chief Executive Officer, Ian Reid, said: “We’re extremely excited to be unveiling the daily schedule as we know that this will make the Games much more real for everyone, now that they can see exactly which sports will be taking place on each day.
“I’d like to thank all of the international and national governing bodies who have been working closely with us to ensure that we created an exciting schedule which also provides all competitors with the maximum period of recovery possible during what will be an action-packed summer of sport in 2022.”
To find out more, visit www.birmingham2022.com where you can also sign-up to receive the latest updates about the Games and hear about tickets and volunteer opportunities firsthand.