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 (after Doris Nelson Neal OBE) 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 part 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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  • View from the back straight seats not the best for 100/200m. Decent view of the large screen. However 400+m, you do get a good view. Pole vault, discus throw, high jump and shotput -- fairly good view...  more »
  • We visited this venue to see Mo Farah run his last race on home soil and also to support the Hunts Hurricanes under 13 girls 4x100 relay team,the girls ran brilliantly and won by a considerable distan...  more »
  • We attended this stadium for the finals of the national school sports championships. My wife was in a wheelchair. It was a hot day. The disabled facilities were very poor and access was amongst the wo...  more »

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