Softball dates announced for World Games Birmingham 2022

Softball dates announced for World Games Birmingham 2022
The women’s softball competition will run from 9-13 July at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama.

The International World Games Association has announced the detailed programme for the 11th edition of The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, which will take place from 7 to 17 July 2022. The women’s softball event will run from 9 to 13 July at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. Tickets for the individual competitions are now available at:

Eight teams have qualified to compete in softball at the multi-sport event, including all six squads that competed in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games -- No. 1 Japan, No. 2 USA, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Mexico, No. 8 Italy and No. 9 Australia -- in addition to No. 6 Chinese Taipei and No. 7 China.

The eight teams will be drawn into two groups. After a three-day group stage, the top two teams in each group will advance to the semifinals, on Tuesday 12 July. The day after will take place the bronze medal game at 4 p.m. local time, and the final at 7 p.m.. 

The Opening Ceremony of The World Games 2022 will be held on 7 July in the newly-built Protective Stadium.

The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee.