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Alexander Stadium, Birmingham

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Alexander Stadium is an international athletics stadium located within Perry Park in Perry Barr, Birmingham, England, at. It has staged the Amateur Athletics Association Championships, and was the venue of the 1998 Disability World Athletics Championships. It hosted one England Monarchs game in 1998 with an attendance of 8,000. It hosts the annual British Grand Prix.The construction of the stadium began in 1975 and it opened in 1976. It is the home of Birchfield Harriers, one of the best known athletics clubs in the United Kingdom, replacing their former home at Alexander Sports Ground.StructureIt has an eight-lane synthetic surface track with a ten lane straight. There are 7,000 covered seats in 3 separate stands called Main, Knowles (after Dick Knowles) and Nelson and a 5,000 seater main stand in the rear straight.Music eventThe stadium has held many music events, including a one-day festival called Party in the Park run by BRMB radio that featured acts like Nelly Furtado, Westlife, Natasha Bedingfield, Blue, Sugababes, Girls Aloud and The Calling. The event was later moved to Cannon Hill Park where it was in a more central party of the city and so made it easier for people from south Birmingham to attend. This event, however, was later cancelled although it returned in 2010.
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  • A lovely day out for the British Championships at Alexander Stadium. The tickets where very good value but as it is half stadium, half club house I would make sure you bring food and drink. Would go a...  more »
  • Visited with two children had an amazing day both on the saturday and sunday it rained a little but didnt dampen our day. Staff pleasant and friendly food prices expensive but expected.  more »
  • This is the second time that I have visited the Alexander Stadium - this time for the three day British Championships. I was sat in the main stand and it was definitely a case of the higher you are, t...  more »
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  • Top notch stadium , lose a star for the toilets rip um out and start again.
  • I absolutly love it there😊
  • Nice place to chill out, there is a gym here too.
  • Nice running track. Bring a packed lunch
  • Great gym facilities and teen kids can go too

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