2018 Sports Facilities Guide: Birmingham, Alabama

By Sponsored Content, June 15, 2018

Birmingham is a modern city with a rich sports history. We continue to host a wide array of collegiate and youth sports as well as professional golf, tennis, boxing, and motorsports. Birmingham’s venues and infrastructure are world-class and the enthusiasm and support that our community shows towards sports set us apart from other destinations.

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex 

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 and Uptown entertainment district are also part of the campus.

Quick Facts
Total Space 350,000 square feet
Largest Contiguous Space 100,000 square feet
Meeting Rooms On-Site Yes
Union Facility No
Permanent Seating 18,000 seats
Ceiling Height Varies
Column-Free No

Susette Hunter, Director of Sales & Marketing

Hoover Metropolitan Complex

Hoover Metropolitan Complex

The 20-year host of the Southeastern Conference Baseball Championship, Hoover Met Stadium includes 11,000 seats, 10 skybox suites, two press boxes, banquet room with patio and more than 4,000 parking spaces. Additionally, the Hoover Met Stadium can accommodate soccer (hosted two NCAA College Cup Men’s Championships), football and baseball. The facility also has five ancillary NCAA-regulation size baseball fields.

Quick Facts
Distance From Downtown 18 miles
Total Space 6 NCAA-regulations size baseball fields (Two natural turfs and four artificial)
Permanent Lighting Yes
Parking On-Site Yes
Permanent Restrooms Yes
Permanent Seating 11,000 seats
Number of Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive 2,000

Monty Jones, General Manager
Hoover Metropolitan Complex

Destination Facts

Downtown Hotel Rooms 2,600
Hotel Rooms in Surrounding Area 16,000
Sports Venues 100+
Largest Indoor Venue Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Arena
Largest Outdoor Venue Legion Field
Closest Airport Birmingham/Shuttlesworth International Airport

Recently Hosted

> 2017 National Senior Games
> 2017 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
> 2017 NCAA DII Winter Championships

What’s New

> Hoover Met Complex—completed new multi-sport venue
> Completed airport renovation
> Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Arena renovation

Key Indoor Venues

Birmingham CrossPlex
Hoover Met Complex
BJCC Arena
Lakeshore Foundation

Key Outdoor Venues

Regions Field
Legion Field
Hoover Metropolitan Stadium


David Galbaugh, Vice President of Sports Sales & Marketing