|| With three major football
teams – West Bromwich Albion, Birmingham
City Football Club and Aston Villa – it’s little
wonder that Birmingham is bursting with sporting events and opportunities.
There’s a legendary cricket ground at Edgbaston
which is home to Warwickshire County Cricket Club and the Birmingham
Bulldogs are a new rugby league team who are starting to make
A number of well-respected golf courses can be found in this
area and members can invite guests.
Birmingham is also home to The NIA [map]
(National Indoor Arena) which is a world-class sporting and entertainment
venue. International events hosted here include power-lifting, basketball
and judo championships and an annual programme often includes several
rare and exclusive events such as displays of Formula I racing cars
and tennis’ Davis Cup memorabilia.
If you’re looking for an action-packed spectator sport head
to Birmingham Wheels Raceway [map]
(main entrance on Landor Street), which regularly hosts demolition
Even in the heat of summer you can hit the slopes in Birmingham by
visiting The Ackers [map],
Golden Hillock Road, Small Heath.
The 70-acre semi-rural site offers a wide range of activities including
skiing, snowboarding, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, bell-boating,
archery, team challenge days, management training and human resource
development courses, orienteering, and four-wheel drive courses.
Alternatively, enjoy the thrill of the chase by visiting one of Birmingham’s
greyhound stadiums. Hall Green Greyhound Racing [map]
is located at York Road, Hall Green, and Perry Barr Greyhound Racing
can be found at Aldridge Road, Perry Barr.
Walsall Road, Perry Barr, is Birmingham’s premier athletics
venue, which has recently had a new track surface and centre green
as part of a £1 million improvement programme, as well as having
£1 million spent on disability access works.
If you want to get involved, why not visit one of Birmingham’s
many council-run sports centres where you can partake in swimming,
squash, tennis and gym training at a nominal fee.
For more information about sports centres and recreation grounds visit
the Birmingham City Council website.