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. The last Diamond League was at held at the Alexander Stadium in 2019 before the stadium underwent a full renovation for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Müller Birmingham Diamond League, in May, will be one of the first events to be held in the new stadium and will be a test event for the Commonwealth Games. Please be aware that some aspects of the venue may be unfinished and differ from your last visit. We will update this page with information regularly and once confirmed.

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.

Please minimise the amount of possessions you bring with you to the event. 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.

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.

Bag Policy

Please travel light; large bags or luggage will not be permitted in to the venue. Small handbags and rucksacks no larger than 50cm x 30cm x 20cm and up to 25 litre capacity will be allowed. These bags must be capable of fitting under a seat and must accommodate all possessions except your coat or outer clothing.

Prohibited Items 

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

Weapons, ammunition, firearms, explosives, pyrotechnics, gas cylinders, knives, horns, air horns, vuvuzelas, whistles, drums, musical instruments, fireworks, flares, large flags/banners, offensive messaging, helium balloons, selfie sticks, smoke cannisters, drones, laser devices, strobe lights, illegal drugs, balls, rackets, frisbees, bicycles, rollerblades, skates, scooters, segways, 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.

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. Video camcorders and audio equipment are not allowed into the venue. iPads, binoculars and accompanying carry cases are permitted. Any pictures, images or footage must be for personal use only.

Professional camera equipment (including tripods and monopods) can only be used by accredited photographers and is not permitted in spectator areas.

Please be respectful of those around you and do not block the view of other spectators.

Food and Beverages

A small amount of cold food for personal consumption can be brought into the stadium. Sealed plastic bottles of water or juice under 500ml are permitted.  ALL containers/utensils must be plastic – no alcohol and strictly no glass or cans are allowed.

Hot food and beverages will be available to purchase at the event.

Cash Machine

Please note there is no cash machine on site, the nearest is at Subway at the end of Church Road.

Event Presentation

Please note that strobe lighting, pyrotechnics and other special effects may be used at this event.


For information on disability requirements and venue accessibility please see our accessibility page.


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.

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

Information correct as of 10/03/2022