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And the athletes village isn't happening anymore so the athletes will be split up all over the place, add this to the unremarkable stadium redevelopment Birmingham have really dropped the ball on this one. Poor show from the 2nd city, although given how bad Brum looks it's hardly surprising they messed up these developments too.
 

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As djay has already pointed out, mrddavies, Birmingham picked up the pieces after Durban pulled out meaning the city had 3 years less to prepare for these games than would normally be the case. Plus, if you hadn't noticed, we are almost 18 months into a devastating pandemic, meaning some projects, such as the athletes village, have been put behind schedule. So, very sensible of the Games organising committee to utilise existing facilities to accommodate athletes, which are well placed to serve the multiple venues across the city and surrounding region, namely the University of Birmingham, the University of Warwick and the National Exhibition Centre. Three great locations which will be free to use for this purpose during the Summer of 2022.

The stadium will be functional, nothing spectacular with the budget available, and will be a fantastic asset for athletics in this country after the games, and won't be turned in to a football stadium. Birmingham is doing a great job in these very difficult times.
 

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And the athletes village isn't happening anymore so the athletes will be split up all over the place, add this to the unremarkable stadium redevelopment Birmingham have really dropped the ball on this one. Poor show from the 2nd city, although given how bad Brum looks it's hardly surprising they messed up these developments too.
Probably not visited brum in about 30 years im guessing lol
 

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Whether the removal of the village proves to be a problem or not will depend on transportation to and from venues. If that turns into a mess then the decision to spread athletes around will be looked upon, with hindsight, as a bad one. If all goes well, nobody will even mention it.

Of course, in terms of housing legacy it's a shame but that's a decision for Birmingham.

The stadium looks fine. This was always going to be a smaller scale games, but that's no bad thing. And anyway, I'd imagine the CGF's real worry at the moment is who on earth is going to host 2026!! 2022 seems to be moving along well enough, but there are no declared candidates for the next one yet. 😬

The whole shebang could fizzle out in the next decade. Which would be a real shame.
 

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Looking good. Shame I didn't get any athletics tickets in the ballot.
 

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