Sport and leisure news
Plans to bring Small Heath swimming pool back into use
Birmingham City Council has confirmed that it plans to bring the Small Heath Leisure Centre swimming pool back into use.
Council set to approve deal to continue hosting of the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships
Proposals to extend Birmingham’s status as the home of the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships until 2026 are due for discussion by the city council’s Cabinet on December 14.
New decade-long deal set to secure indoor athletics events for city
The long-term future of indoor athletics in Birmingham is set to be secured through a proposed 10-year partnership agreement between UK Athletics and Birmingham City Council.
Alexander Stadium contractor shows support for local communities
Alexander Stadium contractor McLaughlin & Harvey launches You Matter Communities to provide resources for the local area.
Contract to redevelop Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium awarded to McLaughlin & Harvey
The contract to redevelop Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium into a high-quality venue for diverse sporting, leisure, community and cultural events has been awarded by the council to McLaughlin & Harvey.
Raising the roof at Moseley Road Baths
Thanks to partnership working between community groups, national and international organisations and Birmingham City Council, the Gala Pool roof at Moseley Road Baths has been repaired.
Sports playing pitch strategy is published
Protecting the existing supply of sports playing pitches, enhancing them and providing extra new sites wherever possible are the key themes underpinning a new strategy to promote sport at all levels.
On Valentine's Day, Birmingham proves it loves sport
In March Birmingham will once again prove that it loves sport when the city hosts three major sports events in three Commonwealth sports, all in one venue - Arena Birmingham.
Stechford’s new leisure centre is now open
Is your new year’s resolution to get fit and active? If you live in east Birmingham there’s a great incentive with the opening of the brand new Stechford Leisure Centre on Station Road.
Birmingham and Solihull blazing trail on sports and activity
Birmingham and Solihull has been chosen by Sport England as a pilot area to work with on a bold new approach to build healthier, more active communities across England.
Preparations "on track for an amazing" World Indoors
Following a visit to Birmingham last week, the IAAF is confident the preparations of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) are on track to host an amazing IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham.
US athletics stars take part in city Sports Festival
To coincide with USA Track and Field’s training camp in Birmingham, a community sports festival took place in the city’s Perry Park.
American and Jamaican athletes attend Civic Service at Birmingham Cathedral
Athletes, coaches and staff from USA Track & Field (USATF) and the Jamaican Track and Field team were invited to a special civic service, which was held at Birmingham Cathedral on Saturday (29 July).
USA Track & Field back in Birmingham ahead of IAAF World Championships
More than 150 athletes, officials and staff representing USA Track & Field (USATF) are staying in Birmingham at the end of July, ahead of the IAAF World Championships.
IAAF World Indoor mascot revealed
Ruby the Red Panda, the official mascot for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, has been unveiled with the help of World Championship 1500m silver medallist, Hannah England.
City unveils vision and logo for 2022 Commonwealth Games
Birmingham's Commonwealth Games Steering Group has submitted its Preliminary Questionnaire response for bidding to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games to the DCMS
USA Track & Field confirm Birmingham training camp
USA Track & Field confirm Birmingham training camp ahead of the IAAF World Championships in London this summer.
Commonwealth Games 2026 feasibility study
The process to formally draw up a feasibility study for a Birmingham bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games is now out of the starting blocks.