The Magic City will host the World Police and Fire Games (WPFG), an event featuring more than 10,000 first responders competing in 1,600 medal events, from June 27 to July 6, 2025.
The city’s successful bid for the event was announced in May by local officials and The World Police and Fire Games Federation.
“From the beginning, we were impressed by all that Birmingham has to offer,” said LC Collins, president of the WPFG. “We believe that this city is the whole package – from its venues, infrastructure and history of hosting major events, to its entertainment, dining and attractions."
The decision comes following a presentation to the Federation’s Board of Directors by the Birmingham Bid Committee, which was led by the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city of Birmingham and Jefferson County.
The games are “expected to have an economic impact of $75 million on the Birmingham region and will showcase our home to over 150,000 people between athletes, supporters and spectators,” said Jefferson County Commissioner Steve Ammons.