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Alexander Stadium

Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2LR

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Introduction

  • Opening times vary depending on event taking place at stadium.
  • Please contact the venue for event days.
  • Birchfield Harriers Athletics Club is based at the Alexander Stadium and holds club nights.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Perry Barr.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Perry Barr Rail.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 10 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 540cm (11ft 10in x 17ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 11m (12yd) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 31m (34yd) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The patron does have to cross a road.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 200.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located in front of the venue.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in) wide.

Outside Access (Main Stand - Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the main stand.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Main Stand - Side Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located beside the stand.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Outside Access (Grand Stand)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the venue.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open by sliding.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 600cm (19ft 8in) wide.

Outside Access (Main Stand First Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the stand.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Outside Access (Birchfield Harriers)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are permanently held open.
    • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Birchfield Harriers)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance doors.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Level Change (Nelson Stand Gate 1)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located behind the stand.
  • There is / are 14 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Level Change (Nelson Stand Gate 2)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located behind the stand.
  • There is / are 14 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 6m (19ft 8in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 07:00 - 22:00.
    • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00.
    • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:00.
    • Thursday 07:00 - 22:00.
    • Friday 07:00 - 22:00.
    • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Sunday 09:00 - 17:00.

Inside Access (Main Stand)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Other Floors (Main Stand)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.

Lift (Main Stand)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the centre of the venue.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1.
  • The lift is 8m (26ft 3in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 230cm (3ft 7in x 7ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Restaurant Bar Internal

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 4m (13ft 1in) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is sandwiches, paninis & baguettes.

Sports Ground (Main Stand)

  • Non-Segregated Seating
    • Wheelchair seating is located in the executive boxes.
    • The view from this area is good.
    • A companion can sit beside / near you.
    • Accessible toilets are available.
    • There is not an audio description service.

Sports Ground (Nelson Stand)

  • Non-Segregated Seating
    • Wheelchair users have a designated accessible seating area.
    • There is not level access to the designated seating area.
    • Wheelchair seating is located on the front row of the stand.
    • The view from this area is good.
    • A companion can sit beside / near you.
    • Accessible toilets are available.

Level Change (Nelson Stand)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located beside the stand.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Sports Ground (Grand Stand)

  • Non-Segregated Seating
    • Wheelchair users have a designated accessible seating area.
    • There is not level access to the designated seating area.
    • Wheelchair seating is located in the mid section of the stand.
    • The view from this area is good.
    • A companion can sit beside / near you.
    • Accessible toilets are not available.
    • There is not an audio description service.

Level Change (Grand Stand)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located beside the stand.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 15m (16yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 12m (13yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 7m (22ft 12in) from the sports ground.
  • The standard changing rooms are located at the centre of the main stand.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Accessible Shower (Main Stand - Ground Floor)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located at the rear of the venue.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 46cm (1ft 6in).
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located in the standard changing room.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (Main Stand - First Floor)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 14m (15yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at centre of the stand.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens sliding.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • The door is light.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 110cm x 230cm (3ft 7in x 7ft 7in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • There is an identical adapted toilet on the first floor.

Accessible Toilet (Main Stand - Ground Floor)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 12m (13yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the centre of the stand.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 135cm x 210cm (4ft 5in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 60cm (1ft 12in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There are additional adapted toilets in the male and female changing room.

Standard Toilet(s) (Main Stand)

Standard Toilet(s) (Nelson Stand)

Level Change (Standard Toilets - Nelson Stand)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance doors.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 70cm (2ft 4in).

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.