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Arena Birmingham track getting a long overdue upgrade


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Plans to invest in a much-needed replacement indoor athletics track at Arena Birmingham are due before the city council’s Cabinet on February 9.

The £1.2million purchase will see the original track, installed almost 30 years ago, replaced as it is visibly worn and has reached the end of its usability.

A replacement will ensure Birmingham is well-placed to achieve its aim of hosting more major international sporting events in the years following the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. It is hoped that the improved infrastructure will act as a catalyst for the city’s events and hospitality sectors in the future.

Cllr. Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “The city of Birmingham is one of the pre-eminent locations globally for indoor and outdoor athletics, having staged two fantastic Indoor World Championships in 2003 and 2018.

“Competitors and spectators love their time in Birmingham, and this investment will ensure there are many more memorable events in the future, supporting the many local businesses in the events and hospitality sectors, which have been devastated by the impact of COVID-19.”

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