Villa Park was eliminated due to the beginning of the 2022/23 football season as a place for its 2022 Commonwealth Games.
With the football season starting in July to accomodate that the 2022 Qatar World Cup Birmingham 2022 also have declared the Ricoh Arena will replace Villa Park as host venue.
The Ricoh Arena has become accessible since the dispute with arena owners of Coventry City Wasps rugby club, which has seen that the Sky Blues groundshare.
In a statement, chief executive of Birmingham 2022, Ian Reid stated:”We are disappointed Villa Park will unfortunately no longer be part of our venue portfolio.
“But we hope to continue working closely with Aston Villa in the run-up to the Games.”
It had been established that event organisers have also switched the netball championship into the NEC that was bigger from Coventry Arena.
The decision reflects the growing popularity of the sport, together with England looking to retain the gold medal they claimed against Australia last year, whilst building this summer, in their third-placed World Cup finish that brought enormous crowds season.
“We have been thinking about how best to optimise the combination of places available to people,” Reid added.
“Ensuring we’re creating a fantastic adventure and showcase for the sport, the athletes, the spectators as well as the host town and region.
“We’re delighted to have the ability to relocate netball into a larger venue as this game’s profile has massively improved because the 2017 bid.”
The Commonwealth Games will be held at venues across Birmingham and the West Midlands from July 27.
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