Birmingham, USA | July 7 - 17, 2022

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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?

The World Games 2022 has worked diligently to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is both safe and enjoyable. The International World Games Association and Birmingham Organizing Committee will continue to abide by all local and federal laws, and be nimble to adjust to any changes. 

In accordance with the City of Birmingham’s mask guidelines, mask-wearing is not required but is optional at all venues and events of The World Games 2022.

Proof of vaccination is not required to attend The World Games 2022. 

We do ask any fans that feel sick or have a known exposure to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 to take precautions and stay home.

The World Games 2022 will feature a transportation line where attendees can park and ride to their destination. For more information, visit

Many of our venues feature ADA parking on site. For a complete list, visit



KultureCity will provide a Sensory Inclusive Certification to the Birmingham World Games 2022 Opening and Closing Ceremonies, making it the first World Games to be KultureCity Sensory Inclusive Certified for the opening and closing ceremonies.

KultureCity will provide 500 Sensory Bags to be used at the World Games 2022 Opening and Closing Ceremonies and certain sport competitions for distribution to guests that have sensory needs/ disabilities.

For more information about our Ticket Terms and Conditions, visit

Spectators are permitted to enter outdoor venues with clear, non-glass refillable water bottles to enjoy complimentary water at The World Games. Water monsters are available free of charge and are located for refills near concession areas and main walkways. Please see below for an overview of outdoor venues:

  • Avondale Park
  • Barber Motorsports Park
  • Birmingham Southern College
  • John Carroll High School
  • Legion Field
  • Oak Mountain State Park
  • Railroad Park
  • Sloss Furnaces
  • UAB Venues
  • Powell Steam Plant
  • The World Games Plaza presented by Regions

At all events, main venue concessions will include Coca-Cola products for purchase, such as Dasani, Powerade and Coca-Colas.

There will be misting stations provided by Birmingham Water Works ,here are the venues:

  • Avondale Park
  • Hoover Met
  • OMSP
  • PNC Field
  • Bessie Estell Park
  • BSC Athlete Village
  • UAB Athlete Village

The World Games is a cashless event. All transactions that take place will be credit card only.

Our TWG 2022 Plaza will feature a variety of food trucks open from 11 A.M-9 P.M during the games. For a list of food trucks, visit  venue.

Our Main Concessions will be open all day. These will serve beer/seltzer/wine/coke products/and packaged goods like nuts, chips, granola bars. Main concessions will open when gates open and will begin serving alcohol at 12pm noon.

BJCC, Protective Stadium, Birmingham Crossplex, Hoover Met, Boutwell Arena: These venues will have in-house concessions where guests can expect items like hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, chicken fingers, pretzels, nachos, sides, packaged goods, candies, beer/seltzer/wine, and coke products.  These concessions will also open when gates open and will begin serving alcohol at 12pm noon.


Additionally, food trucks will be available at select venues on designated days. Visit the venue page on our website for a detailed schedule at your sport competition, or click here to see the full schedule.

Visit Information By Sport

Icon of dance competition


Icon of gymnastics competition


Icon of Roller Sports competition

Roller Sports

Icon of canoe polo competition


Icon of fistball competition


Icon of flag football

Flag Football

Icon of floorball competition


Icon of handball competition


Icon of korfball competition


Icon of lacrosse competition


Icon of racquetball competition


Icon of softball competition


Icon of squash competition


Icon of racquetball competition


Icon of wheelchair rugby competition

Wheelchair Rugby

Icon of Ju Jitsu


Icon of Karate


Icon of kickboxing competition


Icon of Ju Jitsu


Icon of Karate


Icon of kickboxing competition


Icon of Muay Thai


Icon of Sumo


Icon of Wushu competition


Icon of archery competition


Icon of billiards competition


Icon of boules competition

Boules Sports

Icon of Air Sports

Air Sports

Icon of canoe polo competition


Icon of duathlon competition


Icon of fish swimming competition


Icon of flying disc

Flying Disc

Icon of lifesaving


Icon of orienteering competition


Roller Sports

Icon of climbing


Icon of waterski wakeboard competition

Waterski and Wakeboard

Icon of powerlifting competition


Icon of tug of war competition

Tug of War

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