Have a go at sports and watch the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at new Coventry Festival site - The Coventry Observer

16th Aug, 2022

Have a go at sports and watch the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at new Coventry Festival site

Tristan Harris 29th Jul, 2022 Updated: 29th Jul, 2022

THE COVENTRY Festival Site – for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – officially opened yesterday, starting with providing a place for citizens to watch the opening ceremony.

The site – at the city’s Assembly Festival Garden – will now open every day from 10am to 11pm on weekdays and between 10am and midnight on weekends until August 8, the last day of the games.

Visitors can enjoy a range of food and drink and ‘have a go at sports activities’ are available between 10am and 4pm each day.

These include basketball, badminton, mini-football, table tennis and much more.

The Festival Site is managed through a partnership of Coventry City of Culture Trust, Assembly Festival Gardens and Coventry City Council, with support from Coventry University.

Martin Sutherland, Chief Executive of Coventry City of Culture Trust, said: “The Assembly Festival Garden has been a hub of activity for the City of Culture programme, and we are delighted to support it as the Official Coventry Festival Site for the Commonwealth Games.

“With an exciting programme of shows still running alongside free activities and an outstanding food and drinks offer, it’s the perfect setting for residents and visitors of all ages from across the city (and Commonwealth) to watch the games.”

Coun Abdul Salam Khan, Deputy Leader, Coventry City Council, said: “The city’s Festival Site at Assembly Festival Garden will be a fantastic place for the city to come together and cheer on Team England.

“We know that many were not able to get tickets for some events, so we are pleased Coventry has a Festival Site for the city’s residents and visitors throughout the Games.

“Spectators can not only watch the Games, but enjoy free sport activities and entertainment every day.”

Visit assemblyfestivalgarden.com for more information about the Coventry Festival Site and to see a full schedule of activities.

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