200 day countdown begins for IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018

There are just 200 days to go until the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018.

The Championships will be staged from 1 to 4 March and around 400 athletes from an estimated 150 countries are expected to be back in Britain for the event.

Preparations for the Championships have been going well with the timetable approved, around a third of tickets already sold and the event will be staged in a tried and tested venue , Arena Birmingham*, which has hosted indoor athletics for 25 years.

Tickets are due to go on public sale on Monday 21 August, with those signed-up via www.wicbirmingham2018.com set to get an hours head start on purchasing the remaining tickets before they go on general sale.

UK Athletics’ Chief Executive Niels de Vos said:

For everyone who has loved the drama of the IAAF World Championships currently being hosted in London, you can now look forward to more of the same in six months’ time when the IAAF World Indoor Championships come to Birmingham. The best ever summer IAAF World Championships will be followed up by Britain delivering the best ever IAAF World Indoor Championships.

The IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 is being jointly organised by British Athletics and Birmingham City Council and the team in Birmingham has a great deal of experience in staging world class athletics events, having previously organised the same event in 2003, the European Indoor Championships in 2007 and the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in 2009.

Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader for Birmingham City Council said:

We are very excited to be hosting the IAAF World Indoor Championships in just 200 days' time. When we won the right stage this event in 2013, it seemed a long way off but now it will be here before we know it and we can’t wait
Watching the world’s best athletes compete in London over the last ten days, and witnessing some of their amazing performances, has truly inspired us and we want to ensure that we deliver the best possible Championships.

But Birmingham won’t have to wait until March to welcome some of the greatest athletes in the world as the city’s Alexander Stadium will be hosting the Muller Grand Prix Birmingham in just a week’s time. This event, which is part of the IAAF Diamond League series, will see the final race on a British track for Mo Farah and the Birmingham crowd will also welcome many of Britain’s World Para Athletics Championships medallists.

In "RESOURCES"

Essentials

Maps & Guides

Maps & Guides for your visit.

Read More

Getting around

Getting around Birmingham couldn’t be easier...

Read More

What's on

Search for places, events & accommodation...

Read More

Festivals & events

Take a look at what’s on now and coming up here...

Read More

FROM TWITTER

RT @BhamComFest: WOW! What an amazing festival. So many great shows (& sell-outs!) THANKS to EVERYONE who came along, helped out, mucked in…

RT @custardfactory: #BrumHour Digbeth is one of the hottest locations for street art in the entire world! 🔥 Our buildings feature stunning…

RT @BhamCityCouncil: The @BirminghamCG22 Organising Committee is searching for two members to add to its board. Have a passion for #Birming…

Sporting highlights

All sporting events

There’s always something, or someone, to cheer for here

Read More

Culture

Art Galleries

Birmingham’s art collection is as wide as it is impressive. 

Read More

Stage & Screen

From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

Read More

Music

A huge arena tour or an intimate gig?  You’ll find it here.

Read More

Film

Multiplexes, the UK’s oldest working cinema or art house cool?

Read More

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

A vibrant museum in the heart of the city with over 40 galleries.

Read More

Dance

A diverse range of dance groups and venues.

Read More

See More, Feel More

Come, stay and soak up the culture in one of Europe's most vibrant cities.

Read More

Shopping

Shoppinginbirmingham.com

Plan the perfect shopping trip with full store, centre and brand directories.

Read More

Shopping centres

From the world-famous, 21st Century Bullring to the Victorian elegance of the Great Western Arcade.

Read More

Vibrant streets

Linking the centres are Birmingham’s bustling shopping streets, packed with major brands and boutique independents.

Read More

Markets

Don’t miss Birmingham’s amazing markets – whether it’s the 850-year old Bullring markets or the...

Read More

Jewellery Quarter

Home to more diamond rings, finishing touches and tokens of love than anywhere else in...

Read More

Getting Married in Birmingham

We have everything covered from the rings right up to the venue itself.

Read More