|30+30 (Disabled seats)
|£ 13.5 million (2010–2012)
|Walsall Road, Perry Barr, B42 2LR Birmingham
Alexander Stadium – stadium description
One of Britain's most well known athletic stadium sits within the picturesque Perry Park in Birmingham. Although it did host football on a number of occasions, usually it served as a training venue, once also hosting an American football fixture. On a daily basis the hosts are Birchfield Harriers, one of England's most historic athletic clubs.
When it opened in 1976, the venue had only one stand, on the west side. In subsequent years, it was also joined by two arches - the south-west and the north-west. In 2012, the east stand was completed.
In connection with the organisation of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the existing east stand and the arches were demolished in autumn 2019. Then, between 2020 and 2022, completely new stands were built on the arches and the east side. After the expansion, the capacity of the stadium was set at 18,000 spectators, with the possibility of additional temporary auditoriums being added for large events.
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.
England: Birmingham defeats Liverpool for Commonwealth Games
The West Midlands city will be the official candidate of England to host 2022 Commonwealth Games, should a bid be filed. Liverpool's campaign failed. What does that mean for Everton's new stadium, which was at its heart?
Stadium & Design: Birmingham's 2022 Commonwealth Games bid
It's the first city to release images of their planned main venue. If Birmingham are awarded the Commonwealth Games, here's where the events would be held.