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Athletes Village

The Commonwealth Games Village

The Commonwealth Games Village will operate from 15 July to 7 August 2002. The Village will cater for 4,820 Commonwealth Games residents, consisting of athletes and team officials. 450 athletes and officials will be accommodated at the Bisley Shooting Village, in Surrey just outside London.


The Commonwealth Games Village is located on 30 acres of land, which currently operates as the Fallowfield Campus of the University of Manchester. The Village will consist of 3,340 bedrooms in six different halls of residence. At Games time the site will be divided into five colour zones and decorated with Manchester 2002 banners and paraphernalia to create a Village atmosphere.

The Village is designed to meet the safety, comfort and security needs of all residents at Games time in order for them to optimally prepare for their competition. Twenty-four hour security will patrol the Village.

The Village is a place which offers more than just a bed and meals for its residents – also offered is a variety of recreational and entertainment activities to provide a friendly, multicultural environment for the athletes to relax and enjoy their stay.

There will be 72 Commonwealth Games Associations from participating nations attending the Manchester Commonwealth Games. These teams will be allocated to housing by the Village Allotment team.

The Village is made up of two zones:

  • The Residential Zone, which contains living quarters
  • The International Zone, which contains services and facilities

Team Welcome Ceremonies will be conducted between 15 and 24 July in the International Zone to officially welcome each of the 72 delegations to the Village.

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