Liverpool Offers To Host 2022 Commonwealth Games

March 1, 2017

The English city of Liverpool has offered to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The proposal comes after South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula expressed doubts over the Durban Games.

Financial restraints have forced the South African country to re-evaluate their position, and Liverpool has offered to step into the breach should Durban be unable to host.

The Commonwealth Games Federation will make the final decision on Durban, but Liverpool – who have already bid to host the 2026 edition – could be a viable alternative.

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has written to Sports Minister Tracey Crouch to express the city’s interest after Commonwealth Games officials hinted another host might be needed.

Durban was awarded the Games in 2015 after being the only city to make a confirmed bid, but the South African government has been unable to come to agreement with the Commonwealth Games Federation over paying for the tournament.