To mark the launch of the ballot for tickets for the Birmingham 2022 West Midlands Commonwealth Games, a basketball court in Summerfield Park has been repainted, designed by England senior international Kofi Josephs.
The court was a collaboration between Josephs and local graffiti artist Zuke, and was officially opened with British captain Myles Hesson, West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, Birmingham City Council chief Ian Ward and born athletics legend in Birmingham, Mark Lewis-Francis. presence.
The tired courtyard has been renovated with a new street art design and splashed with bright colors.
It is now a landmark in the park, open to all and leaving a lasting Games legacy at the heart of the West Midlands community.
Love me or hate meâ¦ You could never say that I don’t do my thing! ?? pic.twitter.com/yyXhTlzZmr
– Kofi Josephs (@ Keezus4) July 14, 2021
It becomes the last art-designed basketball court in the UK, following on from Brighton’s spectacular design which was the first in 2018.
If you’re a West Midlands resident, you can apply for tickets to be part of the action at Birmingham 2022 – birmingham2022.com.
Make sure to visit him next time you’re in town!