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Sport in Birmingham 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 waves.

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 derbys.

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 Stadium [map] can be found at Aldridge Road, Perry Barr.

The Alexander Stadium [map], 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.

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