City of Birmingham
221,000 sq ft
ABC Alabama Excellence in Construction Winner
ABC National Excellence in Construction-Eagle
Named the indoor track facility of the year by the American Sports Builders Association
The Birmingham CrossPlex is a 221,000 sq ft multipurpose athletic and meeting facility that includes an indoor track and field facility, a natatorium, and a variety of conference facility features. The indoor track is hydraulically-operated so that the height may be adjusted to meet the specifications for a variety of races and is designed to AHSAA, NCAA, and IAAF standards. The track spectator gallery has a 4,000-person seating capacity, including seven VIP suites.
The natatorium’s 50-meter Olympic swimming pool includes ten 50-meter lanes, ten 25-meter lanes, and twenty 25-yard lanes in addition to two 1- and 3-meter diving boards. A moveable bulkhead can divide the pool to accommodate simultaneous events. Natatorium seating can accommodate 1,000 spectators.
The CrossPlex also includes a multipurpose room that can hold 500 people, and the track can be lowered to create a 70,000 sq ft space for conferences, trade shows, or volleyball competitions.
The Birmingham CrossPlex will host several NCAA sports championships from 2014-2018.