Birmingham City Council

Alexander Stadium

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Overview

New Les Mills Body Pump & Body Combat classes are here - come along and join the fun. For a free tour of our facilities contact us direct or you can book online using the buttons above.

Alexander Stadium
Walsall Road
Perry Barr
B42 2LR
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Telephone Number: 0121 464 8008
Email:alexander.stadium@birmingham.gov.uk

Public Transport: Buses 51, 52A

Parking: 75 free car parking spaces, 5 free disabled parking spaces. The Gymnastics & Martial Arts Centre (GMAC) has 30 free car parking spaces and 2 disabled parking spaces

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 7am - 10pm, Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm
Gym Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 7am - 9pm, Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm

Disabled facilities available at this site? Yes - For more detailed information please visit Disabled Go's access page for this site.

See Essential Information below for further details about facilities, courses, prices and times relevant at this leisure centre.

For more information about discounts and Passport to Leisure, please contact the leisure centre direct.

Other Activities & Special Events

Please see Essential Information below for prices/timetable information.
To make an enquiry, please contact the leisure centre direct.

  • Athletics Track
  • Conference Room
  • Function Room & Bar
  • Sports Clubs

The International Athletics Stadium comprises full International Association of Athletics Federations track and field competition areas. It hosts the National Championships each year and at least one 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.

Multiple Facilities

Alexander Stadium is jointly managed with the Birmingham Gymnastics & Martial Arts Centre (GMAC) which is situated on the same grounds and complements the Stadium and the Birmingham High Performance Centre.

Essential Information
  • Opening and Closing Times

    Day

    Opening Time

    Closing Time

    Comments

    Monday

    7.00am

    10.00pm

    Track is closed to public from 5.00 pm

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Track closes at 4.00 pm Fridays (during winter only)

    Saturday

    9.00am

    5.00pm


    Sunday


  • We are able to host meetings, conferences and seminars for up to 80 delegates within a selection of VIP boxes that overlook the track, hospitality suite, conference room and seminar room.

    Catering: We are able to offer hot and cold catering for all your needs. Please contact the leisure centre direct for more information.




  • All Classes from £5.60
    Aerobics and Fitness Class Information
    Day Time Class In:
    Monday 10.00am - 10.45am HIIT # GMAC
    10.00am - 10.45am Studio Cycling ALEX
    1.30pm - 2.30pm Circuits GMAC
    6.00pm - 7.00pm Aerobics GMAC
    6.00pm - 6.45pm Studio Cycling ALEX
    6.45pm - 8.15pm Yoga ALEX
    7.00pm - 7.45pm Studio Cycling ALEX
    7.00pm - 8.00pm Body Pump GMAC
    7.15pm - 8.00pm Kettle Bell Training GMAC
    8.00pm - 9.00pm Boxercise ALEX
    Tuesday 10.00am - 11.00am Aerobics (Ladies Only) # GMAC
    10.00am - 10.45am Studio Cycling # ALEX
    12.15pm - 1.15pm Body Pump GMAC
    6.00pm - 7.00pm Aerobics GMAC
    6.00pm - 6.45pm Studio Cycling ALEX
    7.15pm - 8.15pm Body Pump GMAC
    8.15pm - 9.00pm Body Combat GMAC
    Wednesday 10.00am - 11.30am Pilates GMAC
    10.00am - 11.00am Zumba GMAC
    10.00am - 10.45am Studio Cycling # ALEX
    11.00am - 12 noon Body Pump GMAC
    11.00am - 12 noon Strength & Core GMAC
    5.30pm - 6.00pm Skip & Abs GMAC
    6.00pm - 7.00pm Aerobics GMAC
    6.00pm - 6.45pm Studio Cycling ALEX
    6.00pm - 7.00pm Martins Boot Camp GYM
    7.00pm - 7.45pm Studio Cycling ALEX
    7.00pm - 8.00pm Strength, Endurance & Core GMAC
    7.30pm - 8.30pm Boxercise GMAC
    Thursday 9.45am - 10.45pm Circuits (ladies only) GMAC

    10.00am - 10.45am

    Studio Cycling # ALEX
    11.00am - 12 noon Body Combat GMAC
    11.00am - 12 noon Nordic Walking # GYM
    6.00pm - 7.00pm Body Combat GMAC
    6.00pm - 6.45pm Studio Cycling ALEX
    6.00pm - 7.15pm Yoga ALEX
    7.00pm - 7.45pm Bums, Tums & Thighs GMAC
    Friday 10.00am - 11.00am 50 + Aerobics # GMAC

    10.00am - 10.45am

    Studio Cycling ALEX
    11.00am - 11.45am Body Combat GMAC
    12.15pm - 1.15pm Body Pump GMAC
    6.00pm - 6.45pm Studio Cycling ALEX
    6.00pm - 7.00pm Aerobics GMAC
    7.00pm - 8.00pm Body Pump GMAC
    Saturday 9.30am - 10.15am Studio Cycling ALEX
    9.30am - 10.30am Aerobics GMAC
    10.45am - 11.30am Body Combat GMAC
    11.00am - 12.30pm Yoga ALEX
    11.45am - 12.15pm Grit Series (New Class) GMAC
    Sunday 10.15am - 11.00am Studio Cycling ALEX
    10.15am - 11.15am Aerobics GMAC
    11.30am - 12.30pm Body Pump GMAC

    Please arrive 15 minutes early for pump class

    # Be Active Class

  • Clubs

    Club

    Contact Details (if run by a third party organisation

    Day

    Times

    Club Information

    Birchfield Harriers

    0121 344 4858

    Tuesday & Thursday

    5.30pm – 9.30pm

    Please phone prior to visiting the club for details of sessions.

  • Alexander Stadium has a selection of rooms that can be hired for meetings, seminars, training essions etc. please contact us direct to check availability and prices.

    Denis Howell Suite:

    Multi-function room

    • Board room style = max 40 people
    • "U" shaped style = max 30 people
    • Theatre or lecture style = max 80 people

    Hospitality Suite:

    Multi-function room

    • Board room style = max 30 people
    • "U" shaped style = max 20 people
    • Theatre or lecture style = max 50 people

    Seminar Room:

    Executive meeting room

    • Board room style only = max 18 people

    VIP Box 3:

    A VIP box overlooking the athletic track with some fixed seating. A maximum occupancy of 6 people round a table

    VIP Box 5:

    Executive meeting box overlooking the athletic track. A maximum occupancy of 10 people in Board Room / Theatre style.

    Lounge area:

    Multi-function room. This room has access to a fully equipped kitchen area via a serving hatch.

    • Board room style = max 24 people
    • Theatre or lecture style = max 50 people

    Lounge / Clubroom:

    Multi-function room combining the lounge area with Birchfield Harriers’ Clubroom. Suitable for a party venue with access to a fully equipped kitch area via a serving hatch and a licensed bar area.

    Theatre or lecture style = max 80 people

    Birmingham High Performance Centre:

    Consisting of a 10 lane 110 metre track, a high jump bed, long jump and triple jump area, pole vault bed and indoor throwing cage.

    Birmingham Alexander Stadium Athletics track:

    A 10 lane 100 metre and 8 lane 400 metre international track, full UKA and IAAF standard competition facilities including 6 jump pits for triple jump and long jump, high jump beds, pole vault, discus / hammer cage and and additional practice throws area situated adjacent to the back straight within close proximity. There is seating for over 7000 spectators in covered seating and floodlighting allowing sporting activities to take place in the hours of darkness.

  • General Opening and Closing times

    Day

    Times

    Please Note

    Monday

    9.00am – 10.00am
    1.00pm – 9.00pm

    Restricted access due to sharing with UKA.


    All technical athletics must be under the
    guidance of a UKA approved coach.


    £4.40 (PTL members £2.30)

    Please contact us for further information.

    Tuesday

    9.00am – 10.00am
    1.00pm – 3.30pm

    Wednesday

    9.00am – 10.00am
    1.00pm – 9.00pm

    Thursday

    9.00am – 10.00am
    1.00pm – 3.30pm

    Friday

    9.00am – 10.00am
    1.00pm – 9.00pm

    Saturday & Sunday

    9.00am – 5.00pm

  • Women Only Sessions
    Days Activites Opening Times
    Tuesday Aerobics 10.00am - 11.00am
  • Combining the best of both, state of the art cardiovascular and resistance equipment along with a variety of free weights, dumbbells and multi-gym equipment helping you to achieve the workout you desire.

    A member of our fitness team is on hand to assist you should you need any advice or assistance in out gym.

    General Opening Times

    Day

    Opening Time

    Closing Time

    Monday

    7.00am

    9.00pm

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Saturday

    9.00 am

    5.00pm

    Sunday

    At Alexander stadium the last ticket issued 1 hour before the close of gym.

    Price List

    Activity

    Price

    Adult Gym Session

    £5.90

    Starter Programme

    £12.00

    Full Programme

    £23.00

    Programme Review

    £8.20

    Junior Gym Session

    £3.00


  • Gymnastics, Dance & Martial Arts
    Days Time Activity In:
    Monday 10.00am - 3.00pm Gymfants MA 1
    7.00pm - 8.00pm Juitsu - Junior/Family MA 3
    7.30pm - 9.30pm Olympic Wrestling MA 1
    8.00pm - 10.00pm Juitsu - Adult MA 3
    Tuesday 10.00am - 3.00pm Gymfants MA 1
    4.00pm - 7.00pm Gymnastics MA 1
    7.30pm - 9.00pm Karate MA 3
    Wednesday 10.00am - 3.00pm Gymfants MA 1
    4.00pm - 7.00pm Gymnastics MA 1
    7.00pm - 8.00pm Juitsu - Junior/Family MA 3
    8.00pm - 10.00pm Juitsu - Adult MA 3
    Thursday 10.00am - 3.00pm Gymfants MA 1
    4.00pm - 7.00pm Gymnastics MA 1
    4.00pm - 6.00pm Krav Ma Ga - Junior MA 3
    Friday 10.00am - 3.00pm Gymfants MA 1
    6.30pm - 8.00pm Aikido - Junior MA 3
    7.00pm - 9.30pm Olympic Wrestling MA 1
    8.00pm - 10.00pm Aikido - Adult MA 3
    Saturday 9.00am - 10.30am Judo - Adult & Junior MA 1
    9.00am - 4.45pm Gymnastics MA 1
    10.30am - 12 noon Aikido MA 3
    12.30pm - 1.30pm Krav Ma Ga MA 3
    2.30pm - 3.15pm Street Dance (11 upwards) MA 2
    Sunday 11.00am - 12. noon Olympic Wrestling MA 1

    Recreational Gymnastics Development - Classes for 4 to 16 years, Please ask at reception.

  • Be Active

    Activity

    Day

    Time

    BMX. Strider Session

    Wednesday

    10.00am -12.00pm

    BMX. Open Session

    Wednesday

    5.00pm - 7.00pm

    BMX. Open Session

    Thursday

    5.00pm - 7.00pm

    BMX. Open Session

    Sunday

    12.00pm - 3.00pm

    Nordic Walking

    Thursday

    11.15am - 12.00pm

    High Intensity Interval Training

    Monday

    10.00am - 10.45am

    Aerobics (Ladies Only)

    Tuesday

    10.00am - 11.00am

    50+ Aerobics

    Friday

    10.00am - 11.00am

    Studio Cycle

    Tuesday

    11.00am - 11.45pm

    Studio Cycle

    Wednesday

    11.15am - 12.00pm

    Studio Cycle

    Thursday

    11.00am - 11.45am

    Studio Cycle

    Friday

    11.15am - 12.00pm

    Track - subject to not in use by schools / clubs


    9.00am - 5.00pm


    The Be Active Scheme is a free scheme open to Birmingham residents. We are working in partnership with the NHS to offer all Birmingham residents free swimming, group exercise classes and gym sessions at certain times at various leisure centres. The scheme is currently ongoing.

Frequently Asked Questions
    • If you wish to make a booking for yourself click on the button at the top of this page.
      If you already have a self service account you will be asked to sign in using your details.
      If you do not have a self service account you will be taken straight to the online bookings as a non member guest.
      Follow the instructions to make your booking.
      If you have the advanced booking option on your leisure card you will be able to book 8 days in advance and pay for the court/pitch when you arrive at the leisure centre
      If you do not have the advanced booking option you will only be able to book 7 days in advance and will be required to pay at the time of booking.

      If you wish to track your bookings (and take advantage of the advanced booking option if you have purchased this) you need a self service account. Sign up for one now.

    • If you wish to make a booking for someone else click on the button at the top of this page. You will need the leisure card number and postcode/surname of the person you are booking for.

      If you wish to track the bookings for the person you are acting on behalf of you must have a self service account. Sign up for one now.

    • No – you can make bookings up to 7 days in advance but must pay for the booking at the time you make it.
      If you wish to book up to 8 days in advance you will need the advanced booking option. An Advance Booking option can be added to a standard card or PTL card for an annual fee of £15. The Advance Booking option allows you to book courts and pitches an extra day in advance of other customers (8 days ahead, instead of 7).

    • Juniors aged 14 and 15 can use the fitness studio. They must bring proof of age and a letter of consent from their parent or guardian to the first session.
      Juniors can only use the fitness studio at certain times and at other times must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact the leisure centre for specific times.

      Alternatively the ICE gym, available at Kingsbury LC, Small Heath LC, Aston Villa FC, Hamstead Hall Community Learning Centre and Northfield Pool, is designed especially for children aged 8 – 16. All our instructors are professionally qualified and have undertaken additional specialist training to enable them to train children. All instructors are cleared via the Criminal Records Bureau.

      To use the gym, each child must complete a three stage induction process, where they will be shown how to use the equipment safely. The induction course. After that, kids can visit the gym as often as they like, paying for each visit separately. Alternatively, monthly membership is a available. Please check with your local centre for prices.

      If you have any queries about the ICE gym or about children’s fitness, please contact the leisure centre of your choice.

    • For all sports and leisure activities an adult charge will apply to anyone aged 16 years and above.

    • Please contact the leisure centre direct, if you haven't been able to find the information that you need.

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