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To mark the launch of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games West Midlands ticket ballot, a basketball court in Summerfield Park has been given a paint-job, designed by England Senior international Kofi Josephs.
The court was a collaboration between Josephs and local graffiti artist Zuke, and was officially opened with GB captain Myles Hesson, Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street, Leader of Birmingham City Council Ian Ward, and Birmingham born athletics legend Mark Lewis-Francis all in attendance.
The tired court has been refurbished with a new street art design and splashed with vibrant colours.
It is now a landmark within the park, open for everyone to use and leaves a lasting legacy of the Games in the heart of the West Midlands community.
Love me or Hate me…..You could never say I don't do my ting! 😌🤘🏽🙃🎨🏀🖌 pic.twitter.com/yyXhTlzZmr
— Kofi Josephs (@Keezus4) July 14, 2021
It becomes the latest art-designed basketball court in the UK, following on from Brighton’s spectacular design being the first in 2018.
If you are a West Midlands resident, you can apply for tickets to be part of the action at Birmingham 2022 – birmingham2022.com.
Make sure you pay it a visit next time you are in town!