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World Gymnastics Championships

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The World Gymnastics Championships are coming in 2022. The Federation Of International Gymnastics (FIG) awarded the event to the UK following a successful bid between British Gymnastics, UK Sport and Liverpool City Council.

The competition will put world-class gymnastics on show in the lead up to the 2024 Olympics. Held at M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool from 29 October – 6 November 2022, more than 550 gymnasts from 75 countries are expected to compete.

This will be the fourth time the World Gymnastics Championships have been held in the UK. M&S Bank Arena has also staged the British Gymnastics Championships regularly since 2011.

The atmosphere is sure to be electric as athletes go head-to-head in displays of poise, power, precision and artistry over nine action-packed days. The competition schedule spans all disciplines and types of apparatus from vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor, pommel horse, rings, parallel bars and horizontal bar.

“Qualification for the Olympics is always so important for the gymnasts and means that they will all be in top form trying to qualify their team through to the Olympics which for every gymnast is the ultimate dream,” said Beth Tweddle MBE, who as Britain’s greatest ever female gymnast is an Olympic bronze medallist, triple World Champion, six-time European Champion and Commonwealth Champion. “The standard will be incredible, and I can’t wait to be able to watch.”

Tweddle was confirmed along with fellow Olympian Max Whitlock MBE, a double Olympic medallist and triple World Champion, as ambassadors for the World Gymnastics Championships 2022.

“I’m immensely proud to be an ambassador for this event which is one of the most significant championships on the gymnastics calendar,“ said Whitlock, who is Britain’s greatest ever gymnast. “I competed at the M&S Bank Arena in the National Championships in 2016. The atmosphere was incredible, and the crowd was amazing – to be now hosting the World Championships in the city is fantastic.”

The World Gymnastics Championships 2022 will be one of the largest international sporting events ever to be held in Liverpool.

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M&S Bank Arena Liverpool King's Dock Port of Liverpool 16 Monarchs Quay Liverpool L3 4FP

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Getting there

Liverpool Lime Street is the main rail station with long-distance rail services, including direct hourly services to London. M&S Bank Arena is only a short bus or taxi ride away.

The Liverpool ONE retail development and Queen's Square bus stations are served by long-distance and local bus services. Both are about five minutes’ walk from M&S Bank Arena. 

M&S Bank Arena is less than 20 minutes from the UK motorway network and adjacent to Liverpool’s main through road. Use the postcode L3 4BX and then follow the tourist route signs for the waterfront, which are visible on all major routes into the city. With the new Kings Dock Car Park, there is on-site parking for up to 2,000 vehicles, including accessible parking spaces on all levels.

There are wide boulevards as well as pedestrian plazas near M&S Bank Arena that make cycling or walking a safe, enjoyable experience. Plenty of places to park bicycles are located on the riverside of the venue. 

FAQS

The World Gymnastics Championships will be held in Liverpool, UK from 29 October – 6 November 2022.

The World Gymnastics Championships will take place at M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool. Situated against the backdrop of a UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront, the arena boasts excellent road and rail links – all within a few minutes’ walk or drive from the main entrance.

Tickets for the World Gymnastics Championships 2022 go on sale from 10:00 on Thursday 22 April 2021. Presale tickets will be available to British Gymnastics members from 10:00 on Thursday 11 March 2021 and then to the WCG2022 community from 10:00 on Thursday 25 March 2021.

Located in the Exhibition Centre Liverpool, the fan zone will offer fans and gymnastics newbies a hands-on, interactive space to have a go at experiencing the sport. There will be activities for those looking to try something new, as well as the chance to find out more about national gymnastics, watch artistic performances, take part in creative workshops or just soak up the atmosphere. The fan zone is free for both ticket holders and members of the public.

There are a range of tickets available including Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze price categories. Tickets start from just £10 for qualifiers and £35 for finals and include access to the WGC2022 fan zone.

Concession tickets are available within Gold, Silver and Bronze price categories for:

  1. OAPs aged 65+
  2. Children aged 16 or under on the day they are scheduled to attend the event
  3. Those in receipt of benefits
  4. Student NUS card holders

Proof of eligibility may be requested when attending the event.