Liverpool faces West Midlands rival for 2026 Commonwealth Games
Liverpool is to get a rival in its bid to hold the Commonwealth Games 2026 as Birmingham today [Friday September 30] bid to host the event.
The West Midlands city leaders hope it could benefit from a £390 million economic windfall by winning the chance to hold the games there in a decade’s time.
Its launch follows the move earlier this year by Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson to bring the 2026 games to the Liverpool city region - and today he welcomed the competition.
He said Liverpool will be “making a strong and powerful case” to host the massive international sporting event, building on its... read more
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