The increase in popularity of netball has seen its place is moved by the organisers of the 2022 Commonwealth Games from Coventry into the NEC.
On September 3, the change in location was declared by Birmingham 2022 once that they created a routine review of venues almost two years from their bid.
The upswing in netball’s profile was that the driving force behind the shift. The manner will have further highlighted the capacity of the sport.
England will take to the court at 2022 as the defending champions after their triumph over the Gold Coast last year and back to home soil, expectations for achievement will be high.
“We’re delighted by Birmingham 2022’s decision to relocate netball to your Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and totally support this choice,” explained Liz Nicholl CBE, president of the International Netball Federation.
“While the Coventry Arena Is a Wonderful place, this move into the NEC will raise the capacity significantly,”
“This [increased capability ] will probably likely be welcomed by the netball family and the significant fan base that our game now attracts, as seen at the current Netball World Cup at July 2019 when over 110,000 tickets had been offered.”
The Commonwealth Games will be held in venues across Birmingham and the West Midlands from July 27.
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