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UAB is proud to welcome The World Games 2022 to our campus July 7 - 17, 2022. As a Foundation Partner, UAB will host several games, including Lacrosse, Tug of War, Racquetball, and Squash sports. Our residence halls will be transformed into The World Games 2022 UAB Athletes' Village, providing housing for athletes, coaches, and officials. As an Official Medical Provider of The World Games, UAB Medicine will provide onsite medical services for athletes and spectators.

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“UAB is uniquely situated and prepared to support The World Games and ensure that Birmingham makes the most of this great, unique opportunity to showcase our city and state to the world. The UAB community looks forward to being gracious hosts for athletes and spectators alike, and our campus and its amenities offer a beautiful and modern setting that will leave a lasting, positive impression.”

Dr. Ray Watts, MD
UAB President

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UAB Hosted Sports

As a Foundation Partner, UAB will host several games, including:


Tug of War





Home to UAB's men's and women's soccer teams, PNC Field will host The World Games 2022 Lacrosse competitions.

UAB Track & Field

UAB Track & Field

Fans interested in Tug of War action will find it at UAB's Track and Field facilities.

Campus Recreation Center

Campus Recreation Center

Racquetball and Squash will take place on the courts and gymnasiums of UAB's Campus Recreation Center.