Alexander Stadium - Venue Guide

Venue Information

The Alexander Stadium has seen many memorable moments over the years at the British Championships and Diamond League events with 2019 being no different. The stadium plays host to the British Championships at the end of August before undergoing a full renovation for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.


Your safety is our number one priority and we have a number of security measures in place to ensure you have the safest and most enjoyable experience.

  • There will be a police and security presence at the event as we work closely with our agencies and partners to ensure the safety and security of those attending.
  • Please minimise the amount of possessions you bring with you to the event. Small bags that can be stored under your seat are allowed. Larger bags and luggage will not be permitted into the stadium.
  • Our security provision for the event will include searching so please allow extra time to get to the venue as a full bag and body search will be in operation.

We remind you of the need to remain vigilant at all times. Please enjoy the event and report anything which causes you any concern immediately to the nearest steward or member of staff.

Conditions of entry

Certain items are not allowed into the Stadium in the interests of Health and Safety including:

Weapons, ammunition, explosives, horns, whistles, drums, fireworks, flares, large flags/banners, helium balloons, selfie sticks, smoke grenades, drones, laser devices, illegal drugs or any other item which in our reasonable opinion may cause danger or disruption to the event or to any other person (regardless of whether or not such item is illegal or is carried for specific purposes).

Any person in possession of such items will be refused entry to the Stadium. Any article that might be used as a weapon is deemed to be offensive or abusive, or compromise public safety, will be confiscated and reported to the Police.

Spectator Etiquette 

Please be respectful of those around you by ensuring that you do not obstruct their view or cause any unnecessary inconvenience. Please keep noise to a minimum during track starts and respect the athletes.

Food and Beverages

Food and Beverages can be brought into the stadium and spectator areas for personal consumption. However ALL containers/utensils must be plastic – no alcohol & strictly no glass or cans are allowed.

Hot food and beverages will be available to purchase at the event – some stalls will be cash only.

Cash Machine

Please note there isn’t a cash machine on site, the nearest is Subway at the end of Church Road.

Cameras and Binoculars Policy

We understand that amateur photography is part of the enjoyment when attending live athletics. We know we have the world’s most passionate and knowledgeable spectators, and as such we want them to be able to take home as many memories of top class athletics as possible.

Cameras (and accompanying camera bags no bigger than 30cm x 20cm) with a maximum lens length of six inches are permitted – if you have a lens length that extends beyond six inches we politely request that you keep to this length as a maximum so to not block the view of those next to or behind you in the stadium. Failure to do so will result in potential ejection from the event.

Professional camera equipment such as tripods can only be used by accredited photographers and are not permitted in spectator areas.

Binoculars and accompanying carry cases are permitted.

Disclaimer: We are sometimes subject to venue guidelines and the discretionary judgement of stadium stewards.