Wasps have announced that the Ricoh Arena will play host to Rugby Sevens, Judo and Wrestling at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The home of Wasps Rugby has become a hub for top-level Rugby Union since the Club moved to stadium in 2014, with Women’s and Under 20s Six Nations matches being held at the venue, alongside European Champions Cup semi-finals and all Wasps Gallagher Premiership home fixtures.
And now the stadium will witness more elite rugby in Coventry as the Rugby Sevens prepares to come to town in 2022.
🏟️ @RicohArena will host Rugby Sevens as well as Judo and Wrestling at the 2022 Commonwealth Games while Netball moves to the NEC.— Wasps Rugby (@WaspsRugby) September 3, 2019
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Alongside this, Judo and Wrestling will also be showcased in the Ericsson Indoor Arena during the 2022 Commonwealth Games – adding to the array of sporting events already having been hosted by the versatile venue.
Stuart Cain, Chief Executive (Venue) at Wasps said: “We’ve built a great reputation for staging top-level Rugby Union, having hosted Six Nations games, European semi-final matches, as well as obviously all Wasps home games, so this is a great extension and gives us the chance to work with the Commonwealth Games to deliver another successful rugby tournament in the region.
“We’re also excited to host the Wrestling and Judo within the Ericsson Indoor Arena, adding to the diversity of sports and events we’ve already accommodated at the stadium – including scuba diving to monster truck driving to name a couple in recent months.”