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Mace wins Alexander Stadium upgrade job

Mace has been appointed to project manage the £70 million revamp of Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium to get it up to standard for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The capacity of the stadium will be increased from 12,700 to 40,000 and 20,000 seats will be retained after the event.

The revamped stadium will also include new community sports facilities within the new stand, a permanent warm-up track and a new conference meeting space created to host business and cultural events after the Games.

The venue is more than 40 years old and is the administrative home for UK Athletics.

The stadium is set to host both the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the athletics events for the 2022 Games.

The 5,000 capacity stand in the back straight, which was built in 2012, will stay in place but the other three stands will be demolished and rebuilt.