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BJCC Protective Stadium

We built this multi-use, open-air stadium within the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. This long-awaited stadium is a continuation of the Uptown district that serves as 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.


Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center Authority

Project Stats

679,116 sq ft


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Construction on new stadium included significant spending with women and minorty firms

Brasfield & Gorrie collaborated with the Birmingham Construction Industry Authority to identify, equip, and align firms with suitable opportunities for constructing Protective Stadium.

"The $187 million dollar project completed during the pandemic was completed successfully and ahead of schedule. In its first year of operations, Protective Stadium has exceeded all expectations and has hosted a wide range of events benefitting our community, from football to soccer to concerts and opening and closing ceremonies for the 2022 World Games. We are excited about the impact that this project has made, and will continue to make, on the City of Birmingham."

Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center Authority

Birmingham, Alabama