Situated in the heart of downtown Birmingham, the BJCC Legacy Arena renovation offers a much-needed facelift to the 1970s-era arena by bringing the facility up-to-date with approximately 66,000 square feet of new additions and approximately 300,000 square feet of renovations to the existing arena. Along the concourse, one can see scenic views of Birmingham’s ever-changing skyline.
The arena updates are a test of the “If you build it, they will come” mantra, and the city is buzzing about the future of the arena. With a capacity for 55,000 people, the new arena is not only home to the new Birmingham Squadron, but it will also be a pinnacle site of the upcoming 2022 World Games as it will host several Gymnastics and DanceSport competitions. And in 2023, the area will host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament for Division I men’s basketball and the Division I women’s basketball Southern Regional in 2025.
The Legacy Arena is a part of the larger construction project at the BJCC that also includes the creation of Protective Stadium, in which BL Harbert served as the Construction Manager.