Liverpool bid for 2026 Commonwealth Games

By iSportconnect | August 3, 2016

Liverpool confirmed that they will bid to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

The mayor of the city, cialis Joe Anderson said: “Liverpool is an ambitious city and I believe we have an enormous amount to offer when it comes to hosting an event of this scale which would be an incredibly important catalyst for regeneration, investment and raising the profile of sport.”

“The Games will reflect our growing confidence and expertise in organising large events which create memories for a lifetime and bring the world together, with opportunities for people and places across the city region. I’m delighted that we already have a raft of local sporting heroes backing our plans and our aim to host the most inclusive Commonwealth Games ever in 2026.”

The UK will decide which bid will represent the country in September 2018, with the ultimate decision as to who will host the 2026 Games set to be announced by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) in September 2019.

Wales were considering a bid, but withdrew their interest after the fallout of Brexit.

The Gold Coast in Australia will host the 2018 Games before it travels to Durban, South Africa in 2022.