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Commonwealth Games coming to Birmingham in 2022

January 7, 2022

Commonwealth Games coming to Birmingham in 2022

2022 promises to be a great year for sport here in the UK.  We're hosting the women's Euro 2022 football championships, the 6 nations rugby and even the Commonwealth Games that are coming to Birmingham (and that's not even mentioning the FIFA World Cup taking place in Qatar which will no doubt have us all glued to our TV screens!).

First held in 1930, the Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport international event held across 10 days, and involves athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.  Whilst the Commonwealth Games is not as big as the Olympics due to the fact that athletes are only present from Commonwealth nations, it really is a celebration of sport, and is often called the 'Friendly Games'.  Around 4,500 athletes will compete in Birmingham, and will be officiated by around 1,500 personnel (compared to the Olympics where around 10,000 athletes participate and are officiated by approx 5,000 people).

Suffice to say that, here at Event Hire UK, we're very much looking forward to the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham - it's on our doorstep!

Some familiar venues to us are hosting the events.  These include Alexander Stadium for the athletics (and opening / closing ceremonies), Coventry Arena (judo, wrestling and Rugby 7s), the NEC (badminton, boxing, netball and gymnastics), and Edgbaston for cricket, amongst many others.  We can't wait!

Of course, as with all major international sporting events such as these - whatever sport it is - there' a huge amount of planning and infrastructure that needs to be put into place in order for the event to take place successfully.  This includes everything from the quality of the venues, policing, transport links, hotels and accommodation, athlete welfare and - where we come in - behind-the-scenes hospitality, temporary media centres, temporary changing rooms and so on.

It is the work behind the scenes that often goes unnoticed, yet is critical to the success of the event, and only be working closely together with other agencies and organisations does an event of this magnitude come together.

But what type of equipment hire for sports events is Event Hire UK able to supply?

Firstly, when it comes to temporary media centres, we can offer professional desks and tables, executive chairs and even a press conference desk for the interview area where required.  We can also provide banks of temporary lockers where members of the international media can put their personal belongings during their stay to keep them safe.

And secondly, when it comes to hospitality equipment hire, few companies in the UK are able to compete with the range on offer at Event Hire UK.  You can be sure that there will be hospitality and gala dinners held around the event for visiting dignitaries and representatives from visiting countries around the world - after all, part of the Commonwealth ethos as the host venue is to be warm and welcoming.

Event furniture for temporary venues is our speciality, enabling you to dress up  even the most blank-canvas types of venues.  From round banqueting tables and trestle tables through to chair hire in a huge range of choice, and to table linen and tableware, you can make Event Hire UK your one-stop-shop with confidence, knowing that you are putting your faith in the hands of the experts. We're much more than just tables and chairs!

And we even have the catering equipment to help your teams create their food  magic!  From trailer fridges and freezers through to ovens, cookers and food serving and presentation equipment, we have it all.

Whatever your event or occasion, don't hesitate to browse the complete range of event equipment hire online with the experts here at Event Hire UK.  We offer a seamless service from start to finish, with nationwide coverage, making us the #1 destination for event professionals across the county.  See for yourself why this is, today!

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