2022 velodrome was just not viable
DEAR Editor, I refer to your article in the Post on August 23 regarding the feasibility of a velodrome in Birmingham for the 2022 Commonwealth Games ( 2022 Game velodrome ruled out due to ‘study’ that never existed).
Origin Sports Group was appointed in January 2017 through a competitive process, to carry out a feasibility study for Birmingham hosting the Games.
Following conversations with Sport England and British Cycling, it was concluded the country did not have the demand for a further permanent competition velodrome, which would have cost £50 million, and therefore a more cost-effective temporary option should be explored.
Origin was asked to carry out feasibility work to assess the viability of installing a temporary track to secure the sport of track cycling in Birmingham for the Games. However,
> A Birmingham velodrome would cost £50m