The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) is Alabama’s premier sports, convention and entertainment center. The BJCC intends to construct Protective Stadium, a 45,000-seat open air stadium on its campus. The stadium will be home to the UAB Blazers Football Team and will host the annual Birmingham Bowl.
Its main entrance, facing south, would open onto a large open “event plaza” flanked by retail/restaurant strips serving as an extension of the Uptown entertainment district. Luxury suites and press areas would be clustered on the west side of the stadium, accessed from a “VIP entrance” and from a sky bridge connecting to the BJCC’s East Exhibition Hall near the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.
Efforts were coordinated with other architectural disciplines to provide a comprehensive design. Engineering services include topographic survey, civil site design, site grading and drainage plan, erosion and sediment control plans and construction administration.
Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex