Alexander Stadium

Capacity40 000
Country England
CategoryDesign awaiting implementation
Cost£ 63 mln
Design Arup
Contractor Mace
Address Walsall Road, Perry Barr, B42 2LR Birmingham


Description: Alexander Stadium

Notice: Renderings signed with the 2017 date present preliminary design only.

The concept is part of Birmingham's official bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. For the duration of the tournament it would hold as many as 40,000 people, enough to stage the opening and closing ceremonies. Legacy mode would see the building downsized to roughly 18,000 seats. Interestingly, initial vision foresaw 25,000 in legacy mode.

The key concept is to base the stadium on already existing facilities. The old main stand and its two anciliary curves would be demolished but new east side, delivered in 2012 for £13.5 million, would be retained. Initially it was to be the main stand but in the end a permanent west side was also included in the design, offering much more space.

Though Perry Park already has a lot of secondary infrastructure needed, a new training stadium with full-size running track would have to be built west of Alexander Stadium.



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