Alexander Stadium (Birmingham)

Alexander Stadium is an athletics stadium that first opened in 1976. It has hosted a number of different international athletics events and is the home of the Birchfield Harriers athletics club.

The stadium underwent a renovation in 2011 that saw capacity raised to 12,700. That year, it began hosting the British Grand Prix, an annual athletics meet which forms part of the Diamond League and see’s many top track and field athletes compete.

Following the announcement to award the 2022 Commonwealth Games to Birmingham, the stadium was announced as the venue for the athletics events as well as the Opening and Closing ceremonies. Alexander Stadium was subsequently closed for significant renovations in 2019, reopening in 2022 with a capacity of 18,000 which was temporarily expanded up to 30,000 for the Games.

Other events held at the stadium include the 1998 World Para Athletics Championships and the English Schools’ Athletics Championships.

Tenants: Birchfield Harriers

Opened: 1976

Capacity: 18,000

Address: Walsall Rd, Birmingham, Perry Barr, B42 2LR

Tickets at Alexander Stadium

British Grand Prix (Diamond League) Tickets

Tickets for the British Grand Prix and other British Athletics events are available to purchase through their ticketing partner, The Ticket Factory here.

Tickets for the 2022 event started at £19.93 for Adults, £15.90 for Seniors/Students and £5.30 for Under 16s.

Location & Travel to Alexander Stadium

Alexander Stadium is located in the ward of Perry Barr in inner Birmingham, approximately 2 miles north of the city centre.

Airport: Birmingham Airport is located approximately 11 miles southeast of the stadium. The Airport serves European destinations, as well as international destinations such as the Caribbean, India, Pakistan, Qatar and the UAE. There is a train station at the airport which connects to central Birmingham.

Thinking of flying? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

Bus: There are a number of bus routes that stop close by to the stadium:

  • A34 Walsall Road: 51, 52, X51
  • Aldridge Rd: 33, 907, 934, 935, 936, 937, 997
  • Birchfield Island, Perry Barr: 11A, 11C, 54, 61, 68

Coach: Birmingham Coach Station is close to the city centre, Megabus offers cheap travel to Birmingham and offers over 10 routes from Aberdeen, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and Sheffield. You can search and book your tickets here.

Driving & Parking: Travelling on the M6, leave at Junction 7 (if travelling from the North West or South West) or Junction 6 (if travelling from the North East or South East) and follow the sign posts along the A34. Parking is not available at the stadium during events but a park and ride service is usually available during major events.

Train: The closest station is Perry Bar station, approximately a 25 minute walk away and a short journey from the biggest of Birmingham’s train stations – Birmingham New Street.

New Street serves many destinations across the UK including Bournemouth, Bristol Temple Meads, Cardiff Central, Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central, Leicester, London Euston, Manchester Piccadilly, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Reading,  Sheffield and Southampton Central.

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Hotels near Alexander Stadium

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Further Information & Events

Alexander Stadium Official Website

British Athletics Official Website

Last Updated on May 25, 2022 by Sports Tourist

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