Birmingham was awarded the right to host the 2026 European Athletics Championships (AECH26) after a competitive bid process which concluded in November 2022. The Alexander Stadium, one of the venues of the hugely successful Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, will host the Championships.

The event is due to be one of the largest events in the UK in 2026, the first time the UK has ever hosted a European Athletics Championships and will be major opportunity for the city of Birmingham to showcase the legacy and impact of the Commonwealth Games.

The event’s principal stakeholders are Birmingham City Council (BCC), UK Sport (UKS) and UK Athletics (UKA). All three bodies are funding partners for the event, with Birmingham City Council being the principal funder and event underwriter. The event’s principal stakeholders now wish to employ a company to complete key deliverables during the early stages of event delivery.

UK Sport, in its role as a principal event stakeholder and on behalf of Birmingham City Council and UK Athletics would like to invite interested companies to provide a proposal for the following work programme.

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