Alexander Stadium - Home of the Birchfield Harriers

The Alexander Stadium is situated in Perry Park in Perry Barr, Birmingham and is the home ground of the athletics club Birchfield Harriers. Used for Birmingham Grand Prix & Diamond League

Where is the Alexander Stadium?

The Alexander Stadium is in Perry Park, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2LR. Not far from the Walsall Road and Perry Reservoir.


In brief

The Alexander Stadium was originally built in 1975 and opened in 1976 in Perry Park, it was last expanded in 2011. The home ground of athletics club Birchfield Harriers. Annually hosts the British Grand Prix, and it was rebuilt for the Commonwealth Games of 2022 from 2019 to 2022.

Alexander StadiumAlexander Stadium in Perry Park (August 2012). Photography by Elliott Brown


Alexander Stadium - history

The stadium was built in Perry Park, from 1975 to 1976 for the Birchfield Harriers athletics club, who moved from their previous home the Alexander Sports Ground (now Perry Barr Stadium) in 1976. It was previously expanded in 2011 with the building of a new stand, which was completed ahead of the Diamond League British Grand Prix in summer 2011.

Over the years, the stadium has been host to the Diamond League, and the British Athletics Championships. As well as the trials before the European or World Championships or Olympic Games. Team USA, used the stadium to train ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

After Birmingham won the bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, work to rebuild the stadium began in 2020, and was completed in 2022, ahead of the Commonwealth Games scheduled to take place at the Alexander Stadium from July to August 2022. The stadium's capacity will be increased from 12,700 to 20,000. And at least 40,000 during the games itself.

Alexander StadiumAlexander Stadium in Perry Park from the Tame Valley Canal (April 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown


Gym and High Performance Centre

These buildings were completed and opened by 2011. The gym is also a Martial Arts Centre. Opening hours Monday to Friday, 7am to 9pm. Saturday and Sunday, 8:30am to 5pm. The High Performance Centre is open, but for private bookings.

Alexander StadiumAlexander Stadium in Perry Park (August 2012). Photography by Elliott Brown


Rebuilding for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

The stadium was completely rebuilt from 2019 to 2022 and opened ahead of the games in Spring 2022. They also built a test / warm up track outside.

Alexander StadiumAlexander Stadium from the Tame Valley Canal (May 2022). Photography by Elliott Brown

For the construction project go to Alexander Stadium - Commonwealth Games (2022) Athletics Stadium, Perry Barr, Birmingham


Alexander Stadium during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Held from 28th July to 8th August 2022. This view below from 103 Colmore Row, on the last weekend of Key to the City Birmingham.

Alexander StadiumAlexander Stadium from 103 Colmore Row, Key to the City (August 2022). Photography by Elliott Brown


About a year after the end of the games, view of the Alexander Stadium from the level 20 balcony at Staying Cool at the Rotunda, during Creative Heights II.

Alexander StadiumAlexander Stadium from Staying Cool at the Rotunda (October 2023). Photography by Elliott Brown


Contact details

Birmingham Alexander Stadium

Walsall Road

Perry Barr


B42 2LR

0121 464 8008


Project dates

20 May 2021 - On-going


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