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Alexander Stadium


Alexander Stadium
Walsall Road
Perry Barr
B42 2LR
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Telephone Number: 0121 464 8008

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


    Opening Time

    Closing Time





    Track is closed to public from 5.00 pm





    Track closes at 4.00 pm Fridays (during winter only)





  • 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.

  • Our group fitness programme has been carefully crafted to suit all of our members. We have a selection of over 60 classes including classes from the Les Mills programme, Boxercise, Studio Cycling, Yoga, Zumba, Boot Camp and a selection of high intensity classes.

    Classes from £5.90
    (30min GRIT sessions - £4.90)

    Aerobics and Fitness Class Information
    Studio 1 DHS/Olympic suite Spinning Room (45mins)
    10:00 -10:45 HIIT # with Paul 9:15-10:00 Stretch & Move - GYM -
    11:15 - 12:15 - YOGA With JO Vibe Cycling 9.45 -10.30With Gemma
    12:00 - 12:45 Vibe Step with Gemma - Vibe Cycling 11.00 With Gemma
    13:00 - 14:00 Circuits with Sophie - Studio Cycling 5.15pm With Manny
    18:00 - 19:00 Aerobics With Lisa - Studio Cycling 6.15pm With Manny
    18:45 - 20:15 - Yoga - With Maureen Studio Cycling 7.15With Gary
    19:15 - 20:15 Body Pump with Glen Vi Box 7pm with Gemma -
    Tuesday Studio 1 STADIUM/GYM Spinning Room (45mins)
    07:15 - 07:45 - Body Blast With Paul -
    10:00 -11:00 Aerobics (Ladies Only)# With Tracy 9:15-9:45 HITT - GYM Studio Cycling 10.00am With Martin
    11:15 - 12:00 Vi Box With Gemma - -
    12:15 -13:15 Body Pump With Natasha - -
    18:00 - 19:00 Aerobics With Lisa Hatha Yoga (6:30-8:00) Olympic Suite -
    19:15 -20:00 Body Pump With Ruth - -
    20:00 - 21:00 Body Combat With Ruth - -
    Wednesday Studio 1 STADIUM/ GYM Spinning Room (45mins)
    07.15 - 07.45 - - Studio Cycling 7.15 With Gary
    10:00 -11:00 Zumba # Pilates with Harjinder - 1hr 30min Vibe Cycling 9.45 - 10.30 with Gemma
    11:00 - 12:00 Body Pump With Wendy Core Class (12.00-12.30)With Gemma Vibe Cycling 11.00-11.45 With Gemma
    15:15 - 15:45 - 15:15-15:45 HIIT - GYM -
    18:00 - 19:00 Aerobics with Lisa Outside Boot Camp 6.00pmwith Martin Vibe Cycling 5.15pm with Gemma
    19:00 - 20:00 - Grit Cardio 7.15 - 7:45 with Olly
    Vibe Cycling 6.15pm with Gemma
    19:15 - 19:45 Skip & Abs with Pam - Vibe Cycling 7.15pm with Gemma
    19:45 - 20:15 Strength & Core with Pam - -
    Thursday Studio 1 STADIUM / GYM Spinning Room (45mins)
    07:15 - 07:45 - Indoor Bootcamp with Martin
    10:00 - 11:00 Circuits with Sophie 9:15-9:45 Powerbag Session - GYM Studio Cycling 10.00am # with Lee
    11:15 - 12:15 - Nordic Walking #11.15 12.15 With Martin -
    11:00 - 12:00 Kettle Bells with Sofhie - -
    12:00 - 12:30 Grit Strength With Olly - -
    12:30 - 13:00 Grit Plyo With Olly Yoga (Olympic Suite) 6.00pm 7.15pm With Sophie -
    18:45 - 19:30 Bums and Tums with Tracy - -
    19:30-20:30 Body Combat with Ruth - -
    Friday Studio 1 STADIUM / GYM Spinning Room (45mins)
    10.00 - 11:00 50+ Aerobics# with Louise 9:15-10:00 Stretch & Move - GYM Studio Cycling with Martin
    11:15 - 12:00 Boxercise# with Gemma Yoga Well Being 10:00 - 11:30 (1.5HRS) -
    12:15 - 13:15 Body Pump with Wendy - -
    18:00 - 19:00 Aerobics with Pam Grit Plyo 6:30 -7:00pmWith Olly Vibe Cycling5.15pmwith Gemma
    18.15 - 19.00 - - Vibe Cycling 6.15pm with Gemma
    19:15- 20:00 - Core Class 7.15pm - 7.45pm With Gemma Studio Cycling 7.15pm With Lee
    Saturday Studio 1 STADIUM Spinning Room (45mins)
    9:30 - 10:30 Aerobics with Pam Outside Boot Camp 10.00 -11.00 with Manny Studio Cycling 9.30am with Shirley
    10:45 - 11:15 GRIT Strength with Mawgan - Studio Cycling 10.45 am with Pam
    11:00 - 12:30 - Yoga with Maureen -
    11:15 - 11:45 GRIT Cardio with Mawgan - -
    Sunday Studio 1 STADIUM Spinning Room (45mins)
    10:00 - 11:00 Aerobics with Tracy - Studio Cycling 10.00am With Natasha
    11:15 - 12:15 Body Pump With Natasha - -

    Please arrive 15 minutes early for pump class

    # Be Active Class

  • Clubs


    Contact Details (if run by a third party organisation



    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 sessions 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 kitchen 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



    Please Note


    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 £3.10)

    Please contact us for further information.


    9.00am – 10.00am
    1.00pm – 3.30pm


    9.00am – 10.00am
    1.00pm – 9.00pm


    9.00am – 10.00am
    1.00pm – 3.30pm


    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
  • The Birmingham Alexander Stadium is a state of the art fitness centre offering a large selection of gym equipment to help you achieve your fitness goals.

    The gym boasts:

    • An extensive well equipped gym with over 60 CV Pulse stations
    • 20 Pulse fixed weight resistance stations
    • Cardio / Stretch / Core exercise area

    Dedicated free weights area with

    • Dumbbells up to 45kg
    • Numerous fixed Barbells
    • Olympic Bars and Weights
    • Flat Benches
    • Incline Bench
    • 2 Bench Press, 2 Squat / Power Racks / Cable cross overs
      General Opening Times


      Opening Time

      Closing Time









      9.00 am



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

      Price List



      Adult Gym Session


      Starter Programme


      Full Programme


      Programme Review


      Junior Gym Session


  • Gymnastics, Dance & Martial Arts
    Days Time Activity In:
    Monday 10.00am - 3.00pm Gymfants MA 1
    7.00pm - 8.00pm Jujitsu - Junior/Family MA 3
    7.30pm - 9.30pm Olympic Wrestling MA 1
    8.00pm - 10.00pm Jujitsu - 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 Jujitsu - Junior/Family MA 3
    8.00pm - 10.00pm Jujitsu - 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.
  • With no joining fees or hidden extras, the scheme offers great savings on a range of fitness activities:

    • choice of 3 membership options to suit individual needs
    • access to over 20 gyms and 14 pools
    • over 500 fitness classes a week across our centres
    • free induction, if you use our gyms
    • as a valued member you will get a free personal training session to start you on your pathway to fitness journey
    • access to saunas at certain centres
    • regular reviews
    • fully-qualified staff

    Birmingham City Council offers a Corporate membership package to businesses with ten or more employees joining - a 20% discount off standard Your Choice monthly membership prices applies.

    We understand the importance of trying before you buy so if you would like to trial the facilities at one of our centres, please speak to a member of our team at any of our Leisure Centres.

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

    For more information about Be Active please visit contact your local Leisure Centre or visit http://beactivebirmingham.co.uk/

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.