The year 2021 is flying by, and the Opening Ceremony of The World Games 2022 is drawing closer and closer.
As The Games get closer, there’s a constant drumbeat of news and announcements, and the first three months of 2021 have certainly been eventful.
Below, you’ll find a recap of all the news and announcements from the first three months of 2021.
Three Competition Venues Announced for The World Games 2022: Legion Field, Birmingham CrossPlex and Boutwell Auditorium, in addition to previously announced Protective Stadium, were the first four of the 25 official The World Games 2022 venues to be announced to the public.
“We’re excited to officially begin announcing our venues,” The World Games 2022 CEO Nick Sellers said. “These are four of the best places to enjoy sports in our community. And by July of 2022, we will finally be able to fill all of the seats in these beautiful venues again as we serve host to the first major international sporting event coming out of this pandemic. Each of these venues is a prime example of our city’s love of sports."
- Alfa Insurance joins The World Games 2022 as Corporate Partner: As part of the partnership, Alfa and The World Games 2022 will announce the Alabama High School Male and Female Athlete and Coach Of The Year in conjunction with The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) during Athletes’ Night on 12 July, 2022.
“Alfa has a long history of supporting youth sports, including an ongoing sponsorship of the Alabama High School Athletic Association,” said Alfa Insurance President and CEO Jimmy Parnell. “To honor some of our state’s best athletes during a once-in-a-lifetime event like The World Games is an incredible opportunity. This will be a lifelong memory for those athletes and for those of us at Alfa as well.”
With the announcement, Alfa joins a strong list of local and national brands partnering with The World Games 2022. The full list of corporate partners can be viewed HERE.
- Three More Competition Venues Announced for The World Games 2022: Birmingham Southern College, Sloss Furnaces and Avondale Park were the second trio of official The World Games 2022 competition venues to be announced.
“We’re excited to announce this next round of venues for The Games,” The World Games 2022 CEO Nick Sellers said. “As we move closer and closer to the beginning of The Games, the announcement of venues where these world-class athletes will be competing, and where fans from all over will congregate to watch, drives the anticipation. All of our venues offer athletes and fans alike a unique sporting experience they wouldn’t get anywhere else.”
The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. The 11th edition of The World Games will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 7-17 July 2022. 3,600 athletes from over 30 sports and 100 countries will take part in The World Games.