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Alexander Stadium, Birmingham

Categories: Tourist Spots, Arenas & Stadiums
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4.5/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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...  read 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. 
  • 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...  read more »
  • There is a lovely lake to walk around and you get many dog walkers. It used to have boats on the lake, a bowling green, grass tennis courts, an aerobics exercise track around the park, an astro turf football pitch, a sledging hill, a cross country ski-ing area and more! Unfortunately Birmingham City Council has let the park go to rack and ruin and the Alexander Stadium has been built and extended and is rarely used, apart from office space and Birchfield Harriers twice a week. Burnt out paths and overgrown area attract wildlife.
  • Its a great place where the family and all ages can go and watch Athletics
  • A great place to hold British Athletics Championships.
  • Great street view!!
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