Sport

Birmingham is renowned across the world as a venue for competitive sport. If you enjoy the thrill of live sporting action then a visit to Birmingham is a must.

 

From international athletics to test cricket; the Horse of the Year Show to world trampolining; tennis to Ryder Cup golf and speedway to Premier League and Championship football, Birmingham and the wider region, including Solihull and the Black Country, hosts the very best in both amateur and professional sport.

View an itinerary for a sports fan

The city has some of the most exciting venues for watching or participating in sport in the UK, including the National Indoor Arena, Alexander Stadium, Villa Park and the LG Arena as well as a wide range of great sports clubs and venues - if you’re keen to compete or even just keep fit.

Sporting events

Home to more World and European events than any other UK city, there’s always something, or someone, to cheer for here.

Athletics

24 & 25 August - Witness world class athletics at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium this summer...

Badminton

Home to the All England Open Championships of the fastest racket sport on the planet.

Cricket

Edgbaston Cricket Ground, one of England’s most famous sporting venues, has been hosting Test Match cricket for over 100 years.

Football

With five top clubs in and around Birmingham there’s real football choice here.

Golf

From the Ryder Cup to a round with friends, Birmingham offers easy access to some outstanding golf courses.

Rugby

Top class rugby action regularly pounds into action in Birmingham and neighbouring Solihull.

Tennis

Each year Birmingham welcomes The Aegon Classic tennis tournament which attracts a host of world-class players at the Edgbaston Priory Club.

Sporting facts

Birthplace of the English Football League, birthplace of Lawn Tennis, first city to be awarded title National City of Sport...

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Upcoming highlights

Moseley Folk Festival

29-31 August - unsigned acts next to established international artists makes for an exciting bill

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Fusion Festival

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Culture

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

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From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

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Music

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

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Film

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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

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

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Dance

A diverse range of dance groups and venues.

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Sporting highlights

British Athletics at Alexander Stadium

See Britain's best athletes at the Alexander Stadium this August.

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Cricket

Edgbaston: synonymous with world class international cricket.

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Football

With five top clubs there’s real football choice here.

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Golf

Birmingham offers some outstanding golf courses.

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All sporting events

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

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