Redevelopment plans for Alexander Stadium are set to go on display at two public drop-in events later this month.

The venue at Walsall Road, Perry Barr, will be the focal point of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, hosting the Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as the athletics competition.

£70 million will be spent on the stadium to increase its capacity and provide new facilities for the local community and athletes.

The local community are encouraged to attend the drop-in events, meet the project team, view the indicative plans and provide feedback before a planning application is submitted later in the year.

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

“I encourage as many people as possible to come along, have a look at the designs and provide their feedback.”

A planning application is due to be submitted to Birmingham City Council’s planning department in Autumn 2019.

Subject to gaining planning permission, the redeveloped stadium will be ready ahead of the Games which will take place between 27 July and 7 August 2022.

The public consultation drop-in events will be held at Alexander Stadium on Walsall Road, on:

  • Friday 21 June, 5.30pm – 8pm, and
  • Saturday 22 June, 11am – 4pm

For anyone unable to attend the events, consultation material will be posted online following the first consultation event via the council’s Birmingham Be Heard website at birminghambeheard.org.uk