PLANS to host a bold and inspiring 2022 Commonwealth Games in Liverpool that will speed up transformation of the city's world-famous waterfront have been launched.

Mixing existing world-class venues, its iconic Mersey waterfront setting, exciting new planned facilities and an innovative partnership with Manchester, it aims to leave a lasting legacy for communities across the city region.

Central to Liverpool's unique bid to stage the Games is the riverside regeneration of the Bramley-Moore Dock – just two miles north of the city centre – which would be home to Everton Football Club's new stadium.

The new football stadium will accommodate a temporary athletics track for the games without any disruption to those features.

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Map showing the venues where Commonwealth Games 2022 would take place

The track will be installed after the final home game of the 2021/22 season and will be removed before the first scheduled kick-off of the 2022/23 season.

As part of Liverpool's transformational plan, predicted to accelerate £1bn of investment up to 10 years ahead of schedule and create more than 12,000 jobs, the city is also proposing to host:

  • Swimming at a new 50-metre pool within the city centre dock system, that would remain in place after the Games - providing both a swimming and visitor attraction legacy
  • Triple jump, long jump and pole vault on the dockside by neighbouring Mann Island to ensure spectators are brought even closer to the action
  • T20 Cricket and Track Cycling as its 'optional sports' which would take place in Manchester at Old Trafford Cricket Ground and Manchester Velodrome – marking an exciting partnership with its legendary North West neighbour.

The Arena and Convention Centre in Liverpool would host badminton, artistic gymnastics, judo, netball and wrestling.

Anfield Stadium would host the opening ceremony and Rugby Sevens, St George's Hall would feature squash finals.

Boxing finals would take place at Goodison Park Boxing Finals and Stanley Park would host Lawn Bowls.

A further key element of Liverpool’s mould-breaking plan is to host the Athletes Village beside Everton FC's new stadium in Nelson Dock.

The city launched its official bid website: with a call to action for the public to back the bid via social media with the hashtag #IAmLiverpool2022