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The World Games 2022 Announces University of Alabama at Birmingham as Official Venue and Partner

todayMay 17, 2021

The World Games 2022 Announces University of Alabama at Birmingham as Official Venue and Partner
University will host several competitions, provide athlete housing for global event

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (May 17, 2021) – The Birmingham Organizing Committee for The World Games 2022 today announced that the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will host several competitions across its campus and will partner with the global event on multiple initiatives.

The World Games 2022 (TWG2022), an international multi-sport event organized with the support of the International Olympic Committee, will hold its 11th edition in Birmingham from July 7-17, 2022.  An anticipated 3,600 athletes will participate in more than 30 different sports throughout The Games.

Competitions for The World Games 2022 will take place throughout UAB’s campus. BBVA Field, the home of UAB men’s and women’s soccer, will host Lacrosse. Fans interested in Tug of War action will find it at UAB’s Track and Field facilities. Racquetball and Squash will take place on the courts and gymnasiums of UAB’s University Recreation Center.

“UAB is uniquely situated and prepared to support The World Games and ensure that Birmingham makes the most of this great, unique opportunity to showcase our city and state to the world,” said UAB President Ray L. Watts. “The UAB community looks forward to being gracious hosts for athletes and spectators alike, and our campus and its amenities offer a beautiful and modern setting that will leave a lasting, positive impression.”

In addition to hosting competitions, UAB will also serve as the Foundation Sponsor for The World Games 2022 Legacy Memorial and the Presenting Sponsor of UAB Athlete Village, which will offer housing in UAB residence halls for athletes, coaches, and officials. UAB Medicine will be the Presenting Sponsor for athletics and spectator medical services at The World Games 2022 venues.

The university will also provide language services for international athletes and visitors.

“This is an enormous partnership for The World Games 2022,” said The World Games 2022 CEO Nick Sellers. “Not only is UAB opening up their world-class campus as host for competitions and “Athlete’s Village” for many of our athletes and coaches, but their partnership extends to several other areas including leadership and support for our entire medical committee. Having this academic, athletic, and medical cornerstone of Birmingham as a major partner of The World Games 2022 represents a strong commitment from our community to this historic moment.”

The official partnership announcement was made on Monday, May 17 at BBVA Field on the campus of UAB, and featured remarks from Sellers, Watts and The World Games 2022 Chairman of the Board Jonathan Porter.

Photos and additional digital assets from the event can be downloaded here.

The World Games 2022 Birmingham is the new generation of global sport competition, welcoming elite athletes from all over the world to compete for gold in 34 unique, multi-disciplinary sports. Featuring 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries, the international event will unite global fans with the

Birmingham community in 25+ venues around the greater metropolitan area. The World Games 2022 Birmingham, which marks the 40th anniversary of the event, will take place from July 7-17, 2022 and will generate an estimated $256 million in economic impact. The World Games was established by the International World Games Association, an organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee. The World Games 2022 is supported by the International Olympic Committee. For more information visit or find us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.   

About UAB

Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a part of the University of Alabama System, is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center with over $600 million in research awards annually, as well as Alabama’s largest employer, with some 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact exceeding $7 billion on the state. The pillars of UAB’s mission include education, research, innovation and economic development, community engagement, and patient care. Learn more at

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