Birmingham, USA | July 7 - 17, 2022

Tickets FAQ


What are the dates for 2022?

  • July 7 – 17, 2022

What is The World Games?

  • The World Games is an extraordinary, international sports event held every four years, in the year following each Summer Olympic Games. Over the span of 11 days, more than 30 different sports holding over 3,600 athletes will be played in different venues spread across the city of Birmingham. The World Games generates worldwide exposure for participating sports and provides a highly visible stage on which athletes from more than 100 countries compete for gold.

Which events are played on which days during The World Games?

When do the gates open?

  • Gates will open 30 minutes before the start of the competition or the start of the session time. 

What food or beverages are permitted to be brought into the competition areas?

  • Unopened water bottles will be permitted. Infant food and formula will be permitted, as long as it is in a clear bag. Any dietary restrictions will be allowed a small quantity of food in a clear plastic bag. 

Are bags permitted at The Games?

  • Each fan may carry one bag that is clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC no larger than 12″ by x 6″ x 12″ or a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar). Additionally, fans may also carry a small clutch purse no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″, with or without a handle or strap, that is subject to search.

What happens if I show up to the stadium with an unapproved bag?

  • Guests carrying unapproved bags will be asked to return them to their vehicles. Empty, non-approved bags will still not be allowed into the stadium and must be returned to the guest’s vehicle.

What is not allowed at the Games?

  • Umbrellas
  • Sealed packages of any kind
  • Briefcases
  • Backpacks
  • Aerosol Cans (including suntan lotion)
  • Commercial photographic or video cameras or recording devices 
  • Tripods or Monopods for cameras
  • Hard coolers, or similar containers
  • Glass bottles or cans
  • Noise Making devices
  • Computers/Laptops/iPads/Kindles
  • Food (except for medical dietary or infant purposes)
  • Beverages (excluding 20 oz. or smaller sealed plastic water bottles)
  • Weapons (regardless of permit)
  • Pets (unless a service animal)

What concessions are available?

  • Concessions will be available at every venue. Specific menu items will be determined on a venue by venue basis.

Can I leave the venue and re-enter?

  • No, each ticket allows one single entry to a venue.  

Do you have ADA or handicapped seating?

  • Each venue will have ADA and handicap seating. For General Admission events, a section will be reserved for handicap seating. At reserved seat venues, there are specific assigned seats or areas for handicap seating.

When can I book my flights and hotel rooms?

Will one ticket allow me to watch both the afternoon and evening sessions for a sport?

  • Tickets are sold by sport session. You are entitled to everything that occurs within the time slot of that Sport Session, which could mean multiple games. A ticket is required for every sport session. 

When do I get my tickets?

  • Tickets will be digitally sent to you immediately following your purchase. 

How do I get my tickets?

  • After purchase, you will receive a purchase confirmation email. From there, click on manage tickets and log in to your account. On this page, you will be able to view and manage your tickets to move. Screenshots will not scan at the gates, so you must scan the actual ticket or move it to your Apple or Android Wallet. 

What payment methods can be used to purchase tickets?

  • We accept all major US credit cards. Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. We will not accept cash to purchase tickets either in advance or on-site. 

When will my ticket purchase appear on my credit card?

  • Transactions normally take up to 3 business days to appear on your credit card statement. Please allow extra time for international purchases. 

Does my child need a ticket?

  • Children 2 and under are free at all venues
  • Courtesy of Medical Properties Trust, Free General Admission Tickets will be offered at the door to children 12 and under (to any non-sold out event), to the following venues: Oak Mountain, Legion Field, John Carroll High School, BSC Intramural Fields, Legacy Arena, BJCC Concert Hall, Crossplex Area, Crossplex Track, Crossplex Outdoor lot, Avondale Park, and Barber Motorsports. This includes the following sports: Canoe Marathon, Waterski/Wakeboard, Flag Football, Ultimate Flying Disc, Fistball, Gymnastics, Powerlifting, Inline Hockey, Artistic Skating, Speed Skating (indoor and outdoor), Wheelchair Rugby, Archery and Airsports, Sport Climbing, Beach Handball and Lacrosse.

Are all ticket sales final?

  • Yes, all sales are final. No refunds or exchanges are permitted. 

What happens in the event of a weather cancellation?

  • If a session(s) is postponed or canceled due to weather or other causes beyond our control, The World Games Organization will make every effort to reasonably accommodate the individual session ticket holder on a subsequent session, if held. The World Games cannot guarantee ticket availability, exchange of equal value or comparable seat location.

Is parking included in my ticket cost?

  • No, parking fees are not included and prices vary between venues. 

Will I receive a receipt for my tickets?

  • You will receive a confirmation email sent to the address used, immediately following your purchase.

Are there any fees or taxes associated with ticket purchases?

  • Fees will be included in the price paid at checkout. 

Why won’t my credit card information work?

  • Due to TWG 2022 being an international event, security is more intense than typical events. This means your street address, zip code and name must be identical to your bank information. In addition to this, if you attempt to purchase multiple times with error messages, your card will be flagged in our system and you will have to use another card.

I am a family/friend of a competing athlete, will I be given tickets?

  • Athletes will not be provided complimentary tickets. Fans should purchase tickets as early as possible. 

How do I volunteer?

How do I register for media credentials?