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RE: New Stadium in Downtown Birmingham Takes a Step Forward
Congrats! Sounds like a win/win for UAB and the city of Birmingham.
02-06-2018 08:53 PM
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RE: New Stadium in Downtown Birmingham Takes a Step Forward
(02-06-2018 04:05 PM)blazerjay Wrote:  
(02-06-2018 02:34 PM)Ourland Wrote:  Who plays in Legacy Arena? What does BJCC stand for? Is BJCC an entertainment district? Way to make it happen UAB!

Currently no one. It is where the men's basketball tournament was the last three years. It was UAB's home court through the 1987-88 and has hosted Pro Ice Hockey and Indoor Football teams in the past.

BJCC = Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (formerly Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center)

The BJCC also encompasses the adjacent Uptown entertainment district.

[Image: 2867949669_9162586cfa_BJCC-500x338.jpg]

In this image, the Arena is the large building in the upper right of the complex. The stadium will be located on the parking lot block plus the grassy block in the lower left corner. The entertainment district is not shown in this picture, but is directy across the street above the stadium site and will be expanded to connect to the stadium site.

[Image: bhmhm-attraction-uptown-0047-hor-clsc.jp...ze=*:223px]

This picture shows the new Westin Hotel and the Uptown entertainment district. The grassy area is the corner of the stadium/expanded district footprint.

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02-07-2018 12:41 AM
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RE: New Stadium in Downtown Birmingham Takes a Step Forward
(02-06-2018 04:08 PM)blazerjay Wrote:  Oh...and for some reason the city is also proceeding with renovations to Legion Field. To what degree remains to be seen.

What’s the plan for Legion Field? I have to admit I partially agree with the city council member who said it needed to be demolished. I don’t know what I would replace it with though. As for putting another stadium there, uhh, I don’t know. I like the BJCC stadium plan much better. Any ideas for the Legion Field space??
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02-07-2018 03:37 AM
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RE: New Stadium in Downtown Birmingham Takes a Step Forward
Happy for uab, but that's an insane expense for a city in poor financial shape, especially with no professional tenant.
02-07-2018 07:44 AM
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RE: New Stadium in Downtown Birmingham Takes a Step Forward
(02-07-2018 07:44 AM)Niner National Wrote:  Happy for uab, but that's an insane expense for a city in poor financial shape, especially with no professional tenant.

Except the city isn't in poor financial shape. In fact, the city saw a big revenue increase that led to the largest annual budget ever at around $460M this year.

Jefferson County (that Birmingham is in) filed for bankruptcy 5 years ago, but is a separate government entity. That may be what you're thinking of. Even the county seems to be doing much better now though.
02-07-2018 10:13 AM
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