Liverpool is considering making a bid, but only if funding is available from the UK Government. Mayor Joe Anderson argued that Liverpool could use the Games as ‘a catalyst for regeneration’ across the city region if successful. Anderson has also suggested that a proposed new Everton stadium could play a key part in a Commonwealth Games bid. Liverpool is also listed as potential rest host city for 2022 Commonwealth Games as Durban is near to being stripped from host city place.
The events arm of Auckland Council has raised the possibility of a bid to host the Commonwealth Games, possibly as early as 2026. Key figures have backed the idea, saying New Zealand needs to take its turn at hosting the Games, which were last held in this country in 1990 in Auckland. Auckland also hosted the 2017 World Master Games.
Cardiff was previously interested in bidding for the 2022 games, with some events to be held in Newport and Swansea, however Cardiff City Council announced they are instead in discussions for a bid for the 2026 games. On 26 July 2016 it was announced that Cardiff will not look to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026 or for the foreseeable future, media reports stated this was due to the uncertain situation regarding Brexit and funding concerns.