|Address: ||Perry Barr Stadium, Aldridge Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2ET|
|Race-Night: ||Wednesday, 7.30pm|
|Alternative: ||Thursday, 7.30pm (for rain-off re-arrangements), Sunday, 6.30pm or by arrangement|
|Captain: ||Darryl Ritchings|
|Circuit Licence No:||CL/24/08|
|Homologation no:||AB 35/16|
|Track Length: ||292 metres|
Premier League: 56.6 secs - Jason Lyons (25.06.08), Kevin Doolan (02.07.08)
National League: 59.03 - Adam Ellis (03.07.15)
|Club Colours:||Red & Yellow |
|Team Nickname:||Birmingham Brummies|
|Refreshments||Extensive Bar and restaurant and light refreshment facilities in all parts of the ground. (Please see important stadium food notice).|
|Viewing Facilities: ||Modern three level grandstand extending for the full length of the home straight.|
Ground level: Bar and refreshments area plus souvenir sales shop (sales shop is also amenable from the outside terracing. Closed circuit television monitors show the racing and re-plays.
First floor: Fully equipped restaurant with tables and seating for 1,500 spectators on four separate Levels each allowing a full and uninterrupted view of the racing and with waiter service as required and close circuit television monitors showing the racing and re-plays.
Second Floor: VIP Lounge, hospitality boxes seating up to 12 persons in each with restaurant and bar facilities, and function room.
PLEASE NOTE: Restraurant is NOT open on speedway race-nights. It is only open on greyhound evenings.
Outside viewing: 4 x Demountable stands (not seating)
ROLL OF HONOUR
1948 - Winners of the Anniversary Cup.
1952 - Runners-up in National League Division One and losing finalists in the National Trophy. (Beaten by Harringay in the final)
1953, 1954 & 1955 - Midland Cup Winners
1974 - Champions of British League Division Two and winners of the BL2 Knockout Cup defeating Eastbourne in The Final.
1975 - Champions of the "New" National League and promoted to the British League.
1981 - Losing finalists in the knockout cup (beaten by Ipswich)
1982 - Andy Grahame won the British Championship
2009 - Premier League Pairs winners (Jason Lyons & Tomasz Piszcz)
2010 - Premier League Fours winners (Jason Lyons, Steve Johnston, Richard Sweetman, Aaron Summers, Justin Sedgmen)
2013 - Elite League leaders prior to play-offs
2015 - National League Fours winners (Sam Chapman, Adam Ellis, Tom Perry & Zach Wajtknecht)
2015 - National League Champions
2016 - National Trophy winners
2016 - National League Champions
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE STADIUMS
The Stadium which will stage speedway in 2007 was the venue for the first ever speedway meeting in Birmingham on 12th July 1928. 12 meetings were staged at that venue that season, the last one being on 1st September 1928. This stadium was originally known as The Alexander Sports Stadium and was given as a gift to Birchfield Harriers Athletic Club by Lord Alexander in 1877 on condition that it remained a sports venue in perpetuity. (This condition prevented Birmingham City Council from selling the land to Sainsbury's in 1978).
This stadium was used again for speedway from 1946 until 1957 and again in 1960. The first post-war meeting was against Norwich (National Trophy) on 4th May 1946 and the last league meeting was on 27th July 1957 (against Swindon). The track re-opened on 20th May 1960 with the Alan Hunt Memorial Trophy won by Arne Pander, and the final meeting there took place on 23rd September 1960 (a challenge match against London.) The last rider to race on the track was John Hart (the son of the promotor Phil Hart) who won the Junior scratch race and who also practiced on his own after the meeting. The intention was for a Birmingham team to join the Provincial League in 1961 but Birchfield Harriers refused all offers to hire out their stadium again.
The present day Alexander Stadium is situated about a mile away also in Perry Barr, and the original stadium has been re-named "The Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium."
The former Ladbroke Stadium in Perry Barr which was demolished in 1984, was also originally called the Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium. This track staged speedway from 1929 until the end of 1931 and from 1971 until the end of 1983. All three stadia are situated in the same road and this often causes confusion to non--Birmingham people!