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24 Jun 2019
Plans revealed for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games stadium

Conceptual designs have been revealed for Birmingham's Alexander Stadium, which are set to transform the athletics stadium into the main stadium of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The venue in the city's Perry Barr district will be the focal point of the 2022 Games, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies as well as athletics events.

The £70m redevelopment of the stadium will increase the stadium's permanent seating capacity from 12,700 to 18,000.

During the Games, the venue – which first opened in 1976 and frequently hosts the English Schools' Athletics Championships – will have a capacity of 40,000 through additional temporary seating.

Key features of the redevelopment include a new western stand replacing the existing Main, Knowles and Nelson stands.

There will also be new tiered seating to the north and south and the venue will be fitted with new stadium lighting.

On the playing field, a new 400m 6-lane warm-up track will be installed and the main track will be replaced with a nine-lane IAAF Category 1 track.

Outside of the stadium, work will see Improved public realm and parking provision, with additional landscaping and signage in order to cater for a major event.

“We’re now in an exciting phase of the design process where we would like to share our plans for the future with the community and hear their thoughts," said Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council.

“The team has designed a redeveloped stadium which will meet the needs and aspirations of the community for generations to come. This is about creating a destination venue, shaping a legacy beyond the Commonwealth Games.

“We are making lots of information and detail available, so I encourage as many people as possible to come along, have a look at the designs and provide their feedback.”

The works will be funded by Birmingham City Council, as part of its commitment to provide 25 per cent – in partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority – of the total expected Games budget of £750m.


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18 Oct 2019
FIBO reveals details for Southeast Asia event: Singapore picked as host
The first-ever FIBO Southeast Asia fitness event will be held in Singapore next year.
16 Oct 2019
Planning application submitted for Birmingham's £70m Commonwealth Games stadium
Proposals for the redevelopment of the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham have been submitted to the city council’s planning department.
16 Oct 2019
Noel Asmar Group launches new textile recycling initiative for hotels and spas
Uniform manufacturer Noel Asmar Group has launched a new sustainability initiative, Hospitality Lifecycle, a textile recycling programme for hotels and spas.
15 Oct 2019
Seth Mattison to deliver keynote at first ISPA Talent Symposium
The International Spa Association (ISPA) has announced Seth Mattison, an international expert on workforce trends and strategy, as its keynote speaker at the ISPA Talent Symposium which is taking place on 15 April 2020.
15 Oct 2019
GWI report: global physical activity sector worth US$828bn
The physical activity economy is now a US$828bn (€752bn, £655bn) market – and its value is expected to grow further to US$1.1tn (€1tn, £870bn) by 2023.
14 Oct 2019
CIDESCO announces new board appointments at 67th World Congress
CIDESCO International, the standards setter for the global spa and beauty industries, has announced that Sandy Fuhr has been elected as its new president.
11 Oct 2019
Three rising stars named winners of Future Fit Training's Legacy Award
Three health and fitness industry professionals at the beginning of their careers have shared the spoils of a £75,000 achievement award created by Future Fit Training.
10 Oct 2019
Don Quixote, suffragettes and puppets who come to life: Aufguss World Championships get creative
For the first time, a woman has been crowned top aufguss master in the world at the Aufguss World Championships, held last month at the newly built Spa Berendonck in The Netherlands.
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