Proposals for the redevelopment of Alexander Stadium have been approved by the Birmingham City Council's Planning Committee, marking a major milestone in the preparations for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
At the heart of the wider effort to regenerate Perry Barr, the £72m plan will see the venue become a high-quality venue for diverse sporting, leisure, community and cultural events in the decades to come.
Initially, the stadium, at Walsall Road, Perry Barr, is set to be the focal point of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, hosting the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, as well as the athletics events during the 11-day event which features 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 nations and territories.
The redeveloped stadium would increase its permanent seating capacity from 12,700 to 18,000 allowing more than 30,000 during the Games through additional temporary seating.
Post-Games it will be at the centre of a regenerated Perry Barr, which is receiving more than £500m of investment in the coming years, which also includes new housing, improved transport and related upgrades to infrastructure and public space.
The revamped stadium is set to host a range of tenants including the world-famous Birchfield Harriers Athletics Club and Birmingham City University.
The stadium will provide a new home for the university's sports and exercise students, bringing an exciting new partnership and purpose to the stadium beyond athletics - as well as becoming a focal point for a range of leisure, health, wellbeing and community activities for local residents and the wider general public.
You can read the full article from Sports Venue Business HERE