|£ 72 mln
|Walsall Road, Perry Barr, B42 2LR Birmingham
Alexander Stadium – design description
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.
England: What does the future hold for Alexander Stadium?
Birmingham hosted the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The main venue for the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the athletics competitions, was Alexander Stadium. It is already known that the arena will host another big event in 2026.
Birmingham: Alexander Stadium revamp approved by council
The 2022 Commonwealth Games venue has today been approved for delivery by the council. Reconstruction will see it grow to 18,000 permanently and between 30,000 and 40,000 during the tournament.
Birmingham: See the Commonwealth Games main venue
After impressive initial design, the final concept may seem modest. It's more sensible, though. If all proceedings go well, this time next year construction will already be underway.
Birmingham: Search begins for design+build contractor
The design and build contract is expected to be worth around £63m and will involve revamping Birmingham’s 40-year-old Alexander Stadium in Perry Park.
Birmingham: Designer and contractor selected for Commonwealth Games venue
With venues confirmed, we also know the contractor and designer behind Alexander Stadium's revamp, which will bring its capacity to 40,000 for the duration of 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Birmingham: Business case for Alexander Stadium still to come
While the track and field stadium is a burden for taxpayers at present, the business model for its use after the Commonwealth Games is still to come. There's still no guarantee that it will be self-sustainable.
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