Well, Birmingham – The World Games 2022 have officially come to an end. All of the hard work our city and community put in to prepare for this event was finally put into motion and we must admit, we are very impressed! It was something special getting to see our city work together to help Birmingham put its best foot forward for all of our international visitors to see. Not to mention, all the great things that Birmingham has gotten out of it – the brand-new City Walk, Protective Stadium, a refreshed 20th Street – I mean, come on! That’s a win for our city if we’ve ever seen one. If that doesn’t make you want to go downtown and check out all the cool new additions we’ve gotten (not to mention the chance to continue supporting all of our local businesses downtown), we don’t know what will!
Now, before we officially close this chapter, it’s only fair to wrap up this special event with a highlight reel of some of our favorite moments from The World Games 2022!
We can’t think of a better way to kick off this multi-sport event than with a performance by the one and only Nelly!
One of the most highly anticipated events during TWG 2022 was Sumo Wrestling! If you were one of the folks who snagged tickets to this event, consider yourself lucky.
Tourists and locals alike enjoying all the new additions to our city, like Protective Stadium!
Vulcan and Vespa joined in on the fun as well!
There were lots of happy tears and celebrations!
And some more celebrations…because you can never really have enough!
Mayor Randall Woodfin passing The World Games flag over to Chengdu, China where the next World Games will be held.
And the moment we were ALL waiting for…Alabama native and superstar, Lionel Richie, closed out The World Games 2022 with an unforgettable performance!
The second community workshop held at Boutwell Auditorium on July 26th was another opportunity for the public to weigh in on the future of Linn Park. The project consultant team shared insight about the people engaged so far, the place-based assessment of Linn Park, and the preliminary park concept solutions. Keep reading to see the results and how you can play a part in this re-vision!
It’s our favorite time of the month again – Woodlawn Street Market time! Woohoo! This month’s market will be held on August 13, 2022, from 5-9 p.m. and it’s a night market – because we all know how bad that Alabama heat can get! Keep reading to check out the vendors that will be featured at this month’s market.
Partners behind Re-Vision Linn Park hosted the first of three public workshops and a digital survey that gathered feedback from community members and leaders about reactivating the park. 227 community participants gave their input and ideas which amounted to 2,230 votes and comments combined. Keep reading to see what our community had to say about the future of Linn Park!