Sporting events

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


2014 Premier League Darts, 1 May, NIA

Premier League Darts will be bigger than ever in 2014 with the introduction of an additional league night, as the ten-player tournament visits the NIA in Birmingham. Darts' biggest roadshow event will celebrate its tenth staging, with reigning champion Michael van Gerwen set to defend his title against the likes of six-time winner Phil Taylor. The competitors for the 2014 Premier League Darts will be announced in January following the completion of the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship, with the top four players from the PDC Order of Merit to be joined by six Wildcards.

More information here.



WWE Live, 18 May, NIA

WWE® have announced that its unique brand of action packed entertainment is returning to the UK. Fans will be able to see all their favourite WWE Superstars under one roof including; World Heavyweight champion John Cena, Alberto Del Rio, The Bella Twins and many more*

*line up subject to change.

Finf out more about this event here.







The Aegon Classic, 9-15 June, Edgbaston Priory Club

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

The event, which is just five minutes from Birmingham City Centre, hails the start of the summer tennis season and provides an unbelievable opportunity to watch some of the world’s best players in an intimate and welcoming setting.



UEC BMX European League, Rounds 9 & 10, 21 and 22 June, Birmingham BMX Track 

Birmingham BMX track is hosting the exciting UEC BMX European League for the second time at the world class track in Perry Park, on the 21st and 22nd June 2014. The event was last held in 2011 and saw BMX’ers from all over Europe compete in this prestigious event.
The event which is part of the European BMX Series will see the track host the penultimate rounds 9 & 10, and will hopefully welcome World Champions to compete.

We promise a weekend of thrilling BMX riding and a host of entertainment which you won’t want to miss!
Tickets start from only £4, to buy visit here.



British Athletics Championships 27-29 June, Alexander Stadium

Some of Britain's best athletes will go head-to-head in a weekend of action-packed athletics for the British Athletics Championships on 27-29 June.

The outdoor season kicks off in style with the Sainsbury’s British Championships on 27-29 June. The spotlight will fall on Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium where Britain’s best go head-to-head to be crowned British champion. With places on the GB & NI team for the European Championships at stake, this promises to be an explosive start to a summer of world-class athletics.

For more information, please visit



ODI Series 2014, 3 June & 2 September, Edgbaston Cricket Stadium

Sri Lanka vs. England, 3 June

The 5th ODI of the much awaited series is set to take place in Edgbaston where England will play against Sri Lanka. For more information and tickets see here

India vs. England, 2 September

The 6th ODI of the much awaited series is set to take place in Edgbaston where England will play against India. For more information and tickets see here



NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day, 23 August, Edgbaston Cricket Stadium

Edgbaston will be hosting the newly launched NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day (formerly known as Friends Life t20) again in 2014 on Saturday 23 August. Be sure to join in for an electric atmosphere and of course some amazing county cricket action.

To get more information about cricket at Edgbaston see here




British Athletics Grand Prix, 24 August, Alexander Stadium

The Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix returns to the West Midlands on August 24, and looks set to be another spectacle with double world and Olympic Champion Mo Farah and world 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu already confirmed for the prestigious IAAF Diamond League event. Greg Rutherford, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and home favourite Robbie Grabarz have all  starred in the West Midlands in previous years, and this year is expected to attract the biggest names in track and field once again in the summer.


Another world-class line-up is expected once again for 2014. For more information, visit



Sainsbury's IPC Grand Prix Final, 25 August, Alexander Stadium

The grand finale of the 2014 athletics calendar will welcome some of the world’s best Paralympians back to Birmingham on August 25 for the Sainsbury’s IPC Grand Prix Final. After a successful initiation last year, with London 2012 gold medallists Jonnie Peacock, David Weir and Hannah Cockroft headlining the proceedings, the stage is set for an explosive finale at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.

For more information, please visit




The Bupa Great Run, 19 October, Various Locations

The Bupa Great Birmingham Run is the biggest half marathon in the Midlands. The course takes in some of the city's most iconic sights including the Bullring, the Cadbury's Factory in Bournville and Edgbaston Cricket Ground

Live music from 'bands on the run' keep you motivated every step of the way and thousands of supporters turn out to cheer finishers across the line on Broad Street in the heart of the city centre.

Find out how to book your place here

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