The 2022 World Games, which comprises sports that are not contested in the Olympic Games, has launched its ticket sales, marking one year until the Opening Ceremony in Birmingham, Alabama.

The international multi-sport event, organised with the support of the International Olympic Committee, will hold its 11th edition from July 7–17, 2022.

The Birmingham Organising Committee kicked off sales yesterday (Monday) and tickets can be purchased for each individual sport, as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and in select packages.

Nick Sellers, the chief executive of the 2022 World Games, said: “We want to encourage everyone to jump on the opportunity to purchase their tickets now. We expect many venues to sell out quickly, and we don’t want anyone to miss out on their chance to witness history.”

An anticipated 3,600 athletes will participate in more than 30 different sports throughout The Games, with the Opening Ceremony to be held at the 47,100-capacity Protective Stadium.

This will be the first World Games held in the US since the inaugural games hosted in Santa Clara, California, and expects to welcome some 100,000 spectators.

“Today is a very big day for the State of Alabama and the entire nation as The World Games 2022 officially opens our ticket sales,” Sellers added. “We could not be more excited for this once-in-a-lifetime event.

“This is the first opportunity sports fans will have to attend an international multi-sport event on American soil since the pandemic. We’re honoured to have that distinction and we can’t wait to see thousands of fans from around the world in Birmingham a year from now to watch the new generation of sports.”

The Birmingham Organising Committee also revealed the official mascots and announced several musical artists that will perform at event, including Bootsy Collins and country music icons Randy Owen and Sara Evans.

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