Alexander Stadium - Commonwealth Games (2022) Athletics Stadium, Perry Barr, Birmingham

The Alexander Stadium located in Perry Barr, just outside the city centre, will host the athletics at the Commonwealth Games (2022) and the opening and closing ceremonies.

In brief

The stadium will house around 30,000 spectators during the Commonwealth Games, including a Royal Box, before reverting to a permanent capacity of 18,000 post-Games - still comfortably one of the largest permanent facilities capable of hosting major athletics in the UK.

Post-Games the Stadium will become a focal point of health, well-being, sport, academic and community activity in a vastly improved Perry Park, as part of the wider Perry Barr Regeneration Scheme, which will see over £500million invested in new housing, public space & infrastructure over the next decade.

Project Manager: Mace Group

Architect: Arup

Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey

For the site map select HERE.

Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr, on the grounds of Perry Park, will see a new tiered West Stand, tiered seating to the north and south, and a 400m, six-lane warm-up track.

A new IAAF Category 1 track will be provided alongside international standard warm-up areas, sports lighting, new offices & a new northern plaza.

It'll continue to serve as the home of the Birchfield Harriers Athletics Club and will introduce Birmingham City University and up to 1000 sports and exercise students, as a new anchor tenant.

Funding for the stadium has come from Birmingham City Council (£27.4million), WMCA (£20million) and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (£20million).


Artists impressions

The following artists impressions take us post-development to what the stadium will look like.

Artists impression courtesy Birmingham City Council.

Artists impression courtesy Birmingham City Council.

Below, our community of people passionate about Birmingham, follow the build with photography, links and background information.


The story so far


June 2021

Phorography by Stephen Giles.

Photography by Stephen Giles. 

Photography by Stephen Giles. 


August 2021

Photography by Mat Burling. 

Photography by Mat Burling.

Photography by Mat Burling. 


To be continued ....



Project dates

23 Jun 2019 - On-going


Construction & regeneration, Sport & leisure


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