Well I applied for six different sessions of athletics, with the option to go up a tier if I was unsuccessful, and got nothing, compared to Glasgow where I applied for less and went to two sessions.
Ah, I was specifically talking about athletics, since the thread's about the Alexander Stadium - I did also apply for all sessions of the rugby sevens, and got everything apart from the final session.I applied for 6 events and got three.
I got the opening and closing ceremonies and some gymnastics. Overall very happy with that.
I disagree completely. When it is finished it will look bloody marvellous and will serve its purpose with aplomb! It isn’t a temporary stadium. It will have a fixed capacity of 18,000 for future Athletics meets. It has 6,000 capacity temporary stands at either end. A lot of stadiums make use of these to bolster their short term capacities for major sporting events.Looks a right mess, you can certainly tell that its only a temporary stadium.
Glad the ticket sales are doing well...lets hope the weather doesn't ruin it.
And remembering that the biggest sport in Australia - AFL (Aussie rules) is played in oval stadiums (plus cricket in summer - but the stadia are so big for the footy crowds not the cricket crowds!) so this was both reduced in capacity and converted back from an athletics stadium after the games (same as what happened with the MCG after the Comm games and will happen in Brisbane to the Gabba after the 2032 Olympics) even when it will be used week in week out with reasonably large crowds - whereas Birmingham will be getting a permanent athletics venue that will only see large capacity crowds a couple of times a year.
I think it’s an awesome facility. It’s not quite complete in terms of the temporary seating is still being put in on one side. It’s bloody brilliant. And the 18,000 capacity will be perfect for the diamond league type of athletic meets.Now complete
and it is a bloody good facility here (I live 2 miles from it) and finally a modern purpose built athletics stadium that is the right capacity.