Blues reveal plans for ‘super stadium’ at Bordesley Green site

Birmingham City Council has sold a prime 48-acre site in Bordesley Green to Birmingham City FC.

The former Wheel Park has been snapped up by Blues, fuelling speculation about a move away from St Andrew’s.

Birmingham Live says the club, which was recently bought by US owners, is looking to developer a multi-sports “super stadium” on the site.

The deal with the council is part of the troubled authority’s fire sale of land designed to fund redundancy payments and settle equal pay claims. Council documents show that Blues’ plans for the site could create up to 3,000 jobs.

Council documents show that the authority has described the move as Blues wanting to creating a “sporting centre of excellence” that will attract international events.

American hedge fund manager Tom Wagner, said he was committed to delivering “transformational improvements for the good of the Club and the good of the city” following his acquisition of a majority stake in Birmingham City last May.

He presented his ambition to “transform the Club’s fortunes through improved infrastructure and new commercial partnerships” as well as delivering a fan experience that is “unmatched”.

Wheels Adventure Park was a motor racing a go-karting attraction – but it closed in 2021. The council bought back the site in 2019.

Late last year, were submitted by Birmingham City Council to transform the former Wheels Park into more than 895,000 sq ft of industrial and commercial space.

Councillors will be recommended to approve the purchase of the site and sign off the completion of the deal, according to documents.

Neither Birmingham City nor the council chose to comment.