Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, UK
Posted by: Stretchy123
N 52° 31.857 W 001° 54.394
30U E 574172 N 5820656
Quick Description: Alexander Stadium is the main athletics (track & field) venue in central England. It hosts local, regional, national and international events. The stadium is the home of the Birchfield Harriers club.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/11/2011 11:08:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMC0K7
Alexander Stadium is the main athletics (track & field) venue in central England. It hosts local, regional, national and international events. The stadium is the home of the Birchfield Harriers club. It has recently hosted a diamond league meeting, as well as the UK trials, 2 major events in the UK athletics calendar.
The International Athletics Stadium comprises full International Association of Athletics Federations track and field competition areas. It hosts the UK National Championships each year and one or more other major Athletics competition on an annual basis.
The facility also boasts an Indoor High Performance Centre, a state of the art venue comprising 110 metre track, high jump, pole-vault, triple jump, long jump and an indoor throws cage.
Birchfield Harriers Athletics Club is based at the Alexander Stadium and hold club nights every Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Birchfield Harriers is the UK’s premier athletics club in the Midlands and has been represented at every summer Olympiad bar one since 1908. One hundred Birchfield Harriers have flown the flag for their country in the Olympic Games in the last hundred years and hopes to increase this number at London 2012.
The stadium has had various incarnations over the years, since opening in 1978 with the track and main stand only. The latest addition (the back straight stand) was officially opened at the diamond league meeting on 10 July 2011.
If visiting the venue for a big event, ideally use public transport as the road network is not designed to cope with the number of cars arriving for a major tournament. The pictures uploaded are from the 2011 diamond league meeting, where despite the showers we saw a good afternoon of athletics.
Note: The GPS coordinates above are for the main stand entrance. If you are in one of the other stands, you'll need to enter the stadium elsewhere.
It's the home of which team(s)?: Birchfield Harriers
Which professional sports are played here?: Athletics (Track & Field)
Capacity (number of seats): 12,800
Opening Date: 4/1/1978
Guided Tours: no
Venue's Website or Team's Website: [Web Link]
1) Tell how was your visit. Were you at a game, which one? Have you just visited it by the outside, on a guided tour maybe? Are you a fan?
- They should be taken by YOU.
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- Upload one photo, at least. It would be great if you'd upload one of the venue and one with you on the photo.
- No need of photos with the GPSr.
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