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
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.
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
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.
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