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Our future at the Alexander Stadium

Alexander Stadium artists impression

Future plans have been unveiled for Birmingham’s redeveloped Alexander Stadium to provide a new base for up to 1,000 students on our sport and exercise-related courses after the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Birmingham City University and Birmingham City Council have agreed that the University will become one of the venue’s ‘anchor tenants’, and ensure the Stadium remains an important part of the sporting fabric of the city, region and nation for years to come.

We have a firm commitment to developing and expanding our sports and exercise education offering, allowing us to grow student numbers in this area by up to a thousand. The move to Alexander Stadium and Perry Barr will offer students and staff further state-of-the-art facilities such as environmental chambers and anti-gravity treadmills, and the opportunity to work and study alongside athletes who visit the stadium for world-class events.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Philip Plowden said: “The sport programmes at Birmingham City University are some of our fastest-growing, and we are delighted that we will be making world-class facilities available for our students.

“Alexander Stadium is an iconic part of Birmingham’s sporting offering, which will take centre stage in the coming years, and it will make a fitting home for our sporting staff and students. It is also very pleasing that we are maintaining our strong links with Perry Barr, which for so long was our main site."

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