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
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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Games Village, access the right hand menu options at the top of this page.