Birmingham- get ready! 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 more than 30 different sports throughout The Games.
“We could not be more excited for this once-in-a-lifetime event. This is the first opportunity sports fans will have to attend an international multi-sport event on American soil since the pandemic. We’re honored to have that distinction and we can’t wait to see thousands of fans from around the world in Birmingham a year from now to watch the new generation of sports,” TWG2022 CEO, Nick Sellers said
Tickets can be purchased for each individual sport, as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and in select packages. To purchase tickets to The World Games 2022, visit TWG2022.com. “We want to encourage everyone to jump on the opportunity to purchase their tickets now,” Sellers said. “We expect many venues to sell out quickly, and we don’t want anyone to miss out on their chance to witness history.”
The Birmingham Organizing Committee also announced several musical artists that will perform at The World Games 2022, including Master of Funk turned TWG2022 Master of Ceremonies Bootsy Collins and country music icons Randy Owen and Sara Evans. BCF past covers Olympic Gold Medalists Vonetta Flowers and Catherine Reddick Whitehill are also Honorary Chairs for the World Games.
In addition to the musical artists, the official mascots of The World Games 2022, Vulcan and Vesta, were also officially revealed. Named after the famous Vulcan statue that overlooks Birmingham, the largest cast iron statue in the world, Vulcan is joined by a female companion, Vesta. Both mascots are presented by O’Neal Industries and in partnership with the Vulcan Park and Museum with costume design by Princess Closet Designs.
The Vulcan originally represented Birmingham at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair and has come full circle to help the community welcome the world in July 2022. The announcements and ticket sales were celebrated at an event at The Club in Birmingham featuring comments from Sellers, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato. †