Famous across the sporting world for its excellent venues, Birmingham has plenty to offer sport fans. Whether you’re keen to compete or only interested in spectating, you’ll find something to cheer about in Birmingham. Covering everything from trampolining to tennis, check out our list of the best sporting venues in town.
In 1886 3,000 people arrived for the first Warwickshire county cricket match at Edgbaston. Over 100 years of cricket later and the stadium is even bigger and better, and still draws the crowds. If you’re visiting in the summer, make sure you see the Bears in action. With the traditional format or the faster paced t20 to choose from, you’ll find your match at Edgbaston.
Sitting in 550 acres of beautiful North Warwickshire countryside, the Belfry is a stunning spot for a round of golf. Follow in the footsteps of golfing legends on the championship courses, improve your swing with some tuition or have your own Ryder Cup competition at the mini golf. Whatever your handicap, the Belfry is a hole in one.
Home to Aston Villa Football Club since 1897, Villa Park hosts 43,000 cheering fans every match day. Whether you’re in the stands or a box, the amazing atmosphere and friendly crowd means a Villa game is fun for all the family. Want to see behind the scenes? Take a stadium tour and explore the pitch, changing rooms and manager’s bench close up.
Situated in the lush greenery of Perry Park, the Alexander Stadium hosts national and international athletics, as well as music events and one day festivals. A recent refurbishment means, whatever brings you to the stadium, you’ll have a great time in its top notch facilities.
Whether it’s tennis or squash, a swim or a class, you’ll find just what you need to make an energetic day of it at Birmingham’s premier private members' leisure club. If spectating is more your style, Edgbaston Priory Club also hosts world-class players each year at the Aegon Classic tennis tournament.
Head less than 30 minutes west of Birmingham and you’ll find yourself at The Hawthorns. Home of West Bromwich Albion Football Club or, as they’re better known, The Baggies. The stadium is well worth a visit especially for a derby match. With strong rivalries between West Midlands teams you’ll be in for an electric atmosphere.
St Andrew’s is a 30,000-seater stadium that’s home to Birmingham City Football Club. The team have been fighting to recapture their place in the top flight of British football for a while so expect to see ambitious, energetic football from the Blues on match day.
If rugby’s your sport, head just under an hour out of Birmingham and you’ll find Sixways Stadium, the home of Worcester Warriors Rugby Football Club. Currently battling it out in rugby union’s top division, if you make it to a match you’ll be guaranteed an epic bit of action.
Whether you want to stay in Birmingham’s city centre, leafy suburbs or beautiful surrounding countryside, we have lots of hotels to choose from. If you need to be right on the doorstep, we have hotels next to Birmingham Airport and New Street Station, as well as the NEC, Barclaycard Arena and the Bullring.