Plans for the redevelopment of Alexander Stadium total £72million and have been approved in preparation for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The stadium at Perry Barr is set to be the focal point of the Games, hosting the Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as the athletics disciplines during the 11-day event.
The redeveloped stadium’s seating capacity will increase from 12,700 to 18,000 and will allow more than 30,000 during the Games through additional temporary seating.
Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said:
Deputy Mayor of the West Midlands, Cllr Bob Sleigh, added:
Construction of the new stand will commence in spring of this year, with completion in late 2021. This will be followed by test events ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.