[list] [*]World class sports venues [*]A multitude of sporting events [*]Catch a game at Villa Park or St Andrew's [*]The first 'National City of Sport [/list] As the first city ever to be named ‘National City of Sport’, whatever sport you’re into, Birmingham is bound to have something to keep you entertained during your stay. Football fans can catch a game at Villa Park, St Andrew’s Stadium or The Hawthorns, while Cricket enthusiasts can visit test cricket venue, Edgbaston Cricket Ground. The NIA and NEC have been host to a multitude of sporting events over the years, from the European Athletics Indoor Championships, the Davis Cup and the Horse of the Year Show.