Birmingham, Alabama- A Southern City with an Impressive Sports Resume


When it comes to hosting well-recognized sporting events, Birmingham has a notable history.  From Southeastern Conference Championships to international marathons and PGA events, the Birmingham area is equipped to play professional host to all these and more.

The city has hosted the U.S. Women’s Open at Shoal Creek Golf Club.  This premiere event in women’s professional golf included an international field from around the world.

Every spring, Birmingham hosts the Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, the only Indy event in the Deep South.  It takes place at Barber Motorsports Park, one of the most envied track facilities in the world.  The nearby Talladega Superspeedway  is considered one of NASCAR’s most competitive tracks and hosts racing series events in the spring and fall.

The Regions Tradition draws Tour Champions PGA players from around the country to compete at the handsome Greystone Golf and Country Club.

The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex  plays a significant role in Birmingham’s sports resume, hosting everything from NCAA basketball to international tennis.   The BJCC has constructed Protective Stadium, a beautiful 45,000-seat open air stadium. The newly renovated Legacy Arena, a 19,000 seat, live entertainment venue, is also  located within the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC).

The Birmingham Crossplex and Hoover Met Complex/Finley Center are in continuous use for a multitude of sports and activities.

Birmingham also is home to the Lakeshore Foundation, an official United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Training site, hosting national team training camps and international competitions.

Other pertinent points of Birmingham’s sports resume include: