Alexander Stadium

Capacity40 000
Country England
CategoryDesign awaiting implementation
Cost£ 70 mln
Design Arup
Contractor Mace
Address Walsall Road, Perry Barr, B42 2LR Birmingham


Description: Alexander Stadium

Notice: Renderings present preliminary design only, final one will differ.

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 25,000 seats.

The key concept is to base the stadium on already existing facilities. The old main stand would be demolished but new east side, delivered in 2012 for £13.5 million, would take the role of main grandstand. Remaining sections would be partly modular and simple in design in order to keep the stadium affordable.

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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