The World Games 2022 Celebrates Ticket Launch, One Year Countdown

Global event opens ticket sales, introduces mascots and announces performers one year from Opening Ceremonies

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (July 7, 2021) – The Birmingham Organizing Committee for The World Games 2022 (TWG2022) has officially launched ticket sales. The release date marks only one year until the city welcomes the world to the Opening Ceremony at Protective Stadium.

The World Games 2022, 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.

"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," TWG2022 CEO, Nick Sellers said. "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 honored 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."

Tickets can be purchased for each individual sport, as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and in select packages. To purchase tickets to The World Games 2022, visit TWG2022.com. "We want to encourage everyone to jump on the opportunity to purchase their tickets now," Sellers said. "We expect many venues to sell out quickly, and we don’t want anyone to miss out on their chance to witness history."

The Birmingham Organizing Committee also announced several musical artists that will perform at The World Games 2022, including Bootsy Collins, Randy Owen and Sara Evans.

In addition to the musical artists, the official mascots of The World Games 2022, Vulcan and Vesta, were also officially revealed.

Named after the famous Vulcan statue that overlooks Birmingham, the largest cast iron statue in the world, Vulcan is joined by a female companion, Vesta. Both mascots are presented by O’Neal Industries and in partnership with the Vulcan Park and Museum with costume design by Princess Closet Designs.

The Vulcan originally represented Birmingham at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair and has come full circle to help the community welcome the world in July 2022.

The announcements and ticket sales were celebrated at an event at The Club in Birmingham featuring comments from Sellers, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato.

ABOUT THE WORLD GAMES 2022

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 moreinformation visit TWG2022.com or find us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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