The World’s oldest and most prestigious badminton tournament is returning to Birmingham Arena this March 2020! The place where future legends of the world are born. With 110 years of rich history, the YONEX All England brings all the best players from around the globe and Olympic champions into one arena. They’re ready and equipped to wow fans all over again with outstanding skill in their bid to make history.
With superhuman speed and agility, witness true masters of deception! Now we’re not talking step left but move right, we’re talking about spins, tricks and dives like you’ve never seen in badminton before! This sporting experience promises to bring you nothing less than extraordinary!
Dating back to 1898, the world’s first ever open badminton tournament was held in Guildford Drill Hall, at the time only holding three categories, Mens Doubles, Womens Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Both Mens and Womens Singles were added the following year. In 1903 George Thomas won the mixed doubles, his first of 21 titles in 25 years! And still remains the record holder for the most All England titles!
Now over a century later, All England Badminton invites the world’s leading players to Birmingham Arena with 155 thrilling matches and over 50 hours of holding on to the edge of your seat, live badminton play. 2020 YONEX All England will serve up five days of world class action in front of a proud and passionate international audience. YONEX will also be showcasing the power, pace and guile of the world’s best players in double sessions on Friday and Saturday, giving fans the chance to get fully immersed in the action.
This year’s championship comes with an added twist, with it being the last Super 1000 Olympic qualifying event, expect the atmosphere to be even more intense than ever before!
Come and experience the best players from around the world battling it out on the court to bring home the title!
Everything you need to know
Venue: Arena Birmingham, King Edwards Rd, Birmingham B1 2AA
Save the date! Play will commence on Wednesday 11 March 2020 and go straight into the main draw (there is no qualification round). The tournament will continue until Sunday 15 March 2020 at 7:30pm.
Find out more here!
Purchase your tickets here!
Get Ahead of Everyone!
Why not park at B4 Car Park, skip the traffic jams and avoid getting caught in the queues of the thousands of fans trying to enter and leave the Arena at the same time!
To get from B4 to the Arena enjoy a leisurely 15-20 minute stroll taking in the aromas of some of Birmingham’s best bars, restaurants and cafes. A half-full stomach is always better than a rumbling one! By the time you get to the Arena you’ll be feeling energised and refreshed ready for the showdown!
Cheaper parking every day of the week
Everyone is welcome at B4, but if you sign-up for FREE membership you can enjoy 20% off the standard tariff from Monday to Friday! And HALF PRICE parking at weekends. Yes, that’s right! A HUGE 50% off the standard tariff is available to members on Saturdays and Sundays!
If you’re planning to stay as close by as possible and are checking into any one of the hotels below while parking with us, make sure you pick up a Hotel voucher for B4 Parking to get 55% off your parking stay!
Affiliated Hotels: Holiday Inn Express Snow Hill, Premier Inn Waterloo Street, Hotel du Vin and No8 Waterloo Apartments.
In the meantime, why not sign-up to our free B4 membership?