The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) is Alabama’s largest convention address, with meeting facilities all on one campus. The BJCC complex campus has 350,000 square feet of convention and exhibition space. The complex includes an 18,000-seat arena and 4,000 seats in two theaters. Two hotels, The Sheraton Birmingham Hotel and Westin Birmingham, are also part of the complex. The complex also includes Uptown entertainment district and Topgolf. The new 45,000-capacity seat Protective Stadium was completed in 2021. The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) football team is the $174 million open-air multi-purpose stadium’s primary tenant, making Protective Stadium the Home of the UAB Blazers. The stadium is also the 2022 home of the new USFL. All teams are playing most of their season’s games at Protective Stadium.
In early December 2021, the Legacy Arena completed an extensive $125M expansion and renovation project. Interior renovations include structural and non-structural work and, in some cases, the complete replacement of components. Exterior renovations include modifications and alterations to the building envelope and loading docks as well as sitework, landscaping and hardscaping.