On your marks, get set, go!
At the heart of the wider Perry Barr regeneration effort, Birmingham City Council have redeveloped the Alexander Stadium to provide a high-profile venue for diverse sporting, leisure and cultural events.
The venue at Walsall Road, will be the new heart for World Class Athletics in Birmingham and will welcome some of the worlds most accomplished sports stars. The main element of works is the construction of a completely new West stand, housing sports and changing facilities, offices, meeting rooms, media facilities, VIP boxes and a host of F&B concessions for event days.
Following completion, the new stadium is a true legacy asset, which both the City and its residents can be proud of and will be at the heart of Perry Barr, giving Birmingham a golden opportunity to reaffirm its claim to be the national home of athletics. The stadium provides permanent increased capacity, as well as enhanced community facilities.
Key features of the redevelopment include:
Increased permanent seating capacity from 12,700 to 18,000, achieved through
Retention of the current eastern stand
A new western stand replacing the current Main, Knowles and
Nelson stands and;
New tiered seating to the north and south
New northern plaza to provide access to the northern stand
New 400m 6-lane warm up track and re-laying of a new IAAF Category 1 track (400m 9-lane competition standard track)
Improved public realm and parking provision, with additional landscaping and signage
Installation of new stadium lighting and practice throwing field