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After the IOC charter was changed a few days ago to allow muliple cities to bid, I would personally like to see Birmingham-Manchester-Liverpool-Nottingham all team up to host a future games.

 

Possible Games Concept. NOTE: This is a purely fictional concept.

 

Key

E - Existing Venue

T - Temporary Venue

ER - Existing Venue Renovated

 

Birmingham Based Venues 

Alexander Stadium - (temporary expansion to 50,000) - Opening/Closing Ceremonies, Athletics - ER

Villa Park - 42,665 - Football - E

Edgbaston Cricket Ground - 25,000 - Baseball/Softball - E

Arena Birmingham - 15,000 - Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Trampoline Gymnastics - E

Resorts World Arena - 15,000 - Badminton, Basketball Finals - E

Victoria Square - 10,000 - Beach Volleyball - T

University of Birmingham - 5,000 (temporary expansion to 10,000), (Secondary Field 5,000) - Field Hockey - T

National Exhibition Centre - 5,000 - Judo, Boxing, Wrestling, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing, Table Tennis, Basketball (3x3) - E

Sandwell Aquatics Centre - 5,000 - Diving, Water Polo, Syncronised Swimming - E

Birmingham City Centre - N/A - Marathon, Road Cycling, Race Walking - T

Stoneleigh Abbey - 15,000 - Equestrian - T

 

Manchester Based Venues

Manchester Arena - 17,250 - Swimming - E

Manchester Central Convention Complex - 10,000 - Indoor Volleyball - E

Manchester Velodrome - 3,500 (temporary expanison to 5,000) - Track Cycling - ER

National BMX Centre - 2,000 (temporary expansion to 5,000) - BMX Cycling - ER

Salford Quays - 10,000 - Triathlon, Open Water Swimming - T

Old Trafford - 74,994 - Football - E

Etihad Stadium - 55,097 - Football - E

Salford City Stadium - 12,000 - Rugby Sevens - E

National Squash Centre - 1,200 (Expansion to 5,000) - Squash - ER

Clayton Vale - 10,000 - Mountain Biking - T

Bolton Arena - 6,000 - Weightlifting - E

 

Liverpool Based Venues

Anfield - 54,074 - Football - E

Stanley Park - 5,000 - Archery - T

M&S Bank Arena - 11,000 - Netball - E

Royal Liverpool Golf Club - 20,000 - Golf - E

 

Nottingham Based Venues

City Ground - 30,445 (Planned to expand to 38,000) - Football - E

Holme Pierrepoint National Sports Centre - 20,000 - Rowing, Canoe (sprint) - ER

Nottingham Tennis Centre - 20,000  10,000 (Centre Court), 5,000 (Court 2) 2,500 (Court 3), 12,500 all other show courts -  ER

Motorpoint Arena - 10,000 - Basketball - E

Other Venues Outside of Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Nottingham

Bisley National Shooting Centre - 5,000 - Shooting - ER

Portland and Weymouth Sailing Centre - 6,000 - Sailing - T

Newquay Seafront - 5,000 - Surfing - T

Lee Valley Whitewater Centre, Waltham Forest - 12,000 - Canoe (slalom) - E

 

Other Venues

IBC/MBC - ICC Birmingham - E

                   ACC Liverpool - E

                    MediaCityUK, Salford - E

Olympic Village - University of Birmingham Campuses - ER

                               

 

Breakdown of venues

38 Venues overall 

  •  71% of venues are existing or temporary
  •  21% of venues require renovation.

              

 

If done right then this could be decent foundations for a bid.

             

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, CWells2000 said:

After the IOC charter was changed a few days ago to allow muliple cities to bid, I would personally like to see Birmingham-Manchester-Liverpool-Nottingham all team up to host a future games.

 

Possible Games Concept. NOTE: This is a purely fictional concept.

 

Key

E - Existing Venue

T - Temporary Venue

ER - Existing Venue Renovated

 

Birmingham Based Venues 

Alexander Stadium - (temporary expansion to 50,000) - Opening/Closing Ceremonies, Athletics - ER

Villa Park - 42,665 - Football - E

Edgbaston Cricket Ground - 25,000 - Baseball/Softball - E

Arena Birmingham - 15,000 - Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Trampoline Gymnastics - E

Resorts World Arena - 15,000 - Badminton, Basketball Finals - E

Victoria Square - 10,000 - Beach Volleyball - T

University of Birmingham - 5,000 (temporary expansion to 10,000), (Secondary Field 5,000) - Field Hockey - T

National Exhibition Centre - 5,000 - Judo, Boxing, Wrestling, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing, Table Tennis, Basketball (3x3) - E

Sandwell Aquatics Centre - 5,000 - Diving, Water Polo, Syncronised Swimming - E

Birmingham City Centre - N/A - Marathon, Road Cycling, Race Walking - T

Stoneleigh Abbey - 15,000 - Equestrian - T

 

Manchester Based Venues

Manchester Arena - 17,250 - Swimming - E

Manchester Central Convention Complex - 10,000 - Indoor Volleyball - E

Manchester Velodrome - 3,500 (temporary expanison to 5,000) - Track Cycling - ER

National BMX Centre - 2,000 (temporary expansion to 5,000) - BMX Cycling - ER

Salford Quays - 10,000 - Triathlon, Open Water Swimming - T

Old Trafford - 74,994 - Football - E

Etihad Stadium - 55,097 - Football - E

Salford City Stadium - 12,000 - Rugby Sevens - E

National Squash Centre - 1,200 (Expansion to 5,000) - Squash - ER

Clayton Vale - 10,000 - Mountain Biking - T

Bolton Arena - 6,000 - Weightlifting - E

 

Liverpool Based Venues

Anfield - 54,074 - Football - E

Stanley Park - 5,000 - Archery - T

M&S Bank Arena - 11,000 - Netball - E

Royal Liverpool Golf Club - 20,000 - Golf - E

 

Nottingham Based Venues

City Ground - 30,445 (Planned to expand to 38,000) - Football - E

Holme Pierrepoint National Sports Centre - 20,000 - Rowing, Canoe (sprint) - ER

Nottingham Tennis Centre - 20,000  10,000 (Centre Court), 5,000 (Court 2) 2,500 (Court 3), 12,500 all other show courts -  ER

Motorpoint Arena - 10,000 - Basketball - E

 

Other Venues Outside of Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Nottingham

Bisley National Shooting Centre - 5,000 - Shooting - ER

Portland and Weymouth Sailing Centre - 6,000 - Sailing - T

Newquay Seafront - 5,000 - Surfing - T

Lee Valley Whitewater Centre, Waltham Forest - 12,000 - Canoe (slalom) - E

 

Other Venues

IBC/MBC - ICC Birmingham - E

                   ACC Liverpool - E

                    MediaCityUK, Salford - E

Olympic Village - University of Birmingham Campuses - ER

                               

 

Breakdown of venues

38 Venues overall 

  •  71% of venues are existing or temporary
  •  21% of venues require renovation.

              

 

If done right then this could be decent foundations for a bid.

             

Sorry, I missed out one sport, handball.

Could be hosted at the ACC Liverpool with a possible capacity of 7,500

 

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