Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Protective Stadium

Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center Authority

Project Size:
679,116 sq ft

Protective Stadium is a 45,000-capacity multi-use, open-air stadium within the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Alabama. The project is owned and operated by the BJCC Authority, and was funded by the BJCC Authority, the City of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Protective Life Corporation, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

This long-awaited stadium is a continuation of the Uptown district, which consists of retail space and the Westin Hotel at the BJCC, which was completed by Brasfield & Gorrie in 2012. The project is expected to be a catalyst for future development in the surrounding area.

Protective Stadium is the home of UAB Football, and we completed the stadium in time for the 2020 season, just 18 months after the start of construction. The stadium hosted the opening and closing ceremonies for The World Games in 2022.