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Concert Venues :: Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Arena


Now Known As Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex
Date Opened 1976
Venue Capacity 19,000
Venue URL
Venue Address 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Venue Information

The arena, which seats 17,654 for sporting events and up to 19,000 for concerts, was the home of the Birmingham Bulls of the WHA from 1976-1979. It was also the home of the basketball program of the University of Alabama at Birmingham before it moved into an on-campus arena in 1988, and today is home to the Alabama Steeldogs arena football team. Although the arena stands ten stories tall, it actually measures only 75 feet (23 meters) from floor to ceiling. It is also the site of major concert tours, Disney on Ice, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, WWE Raw , and other events, including trade shows, and contains an oval-shaped 24,200-square-foot (110' by 220') arena floor. The arena also contains several luxury suites and a press box. Backstage there are 2 locker rooms and 6 dressing rooms as well as a press room and a VIP Reception area. The arena can accommodate 8 trucks backstage--3 on truck docks and room for 5 more. The arena's four-sided center-hung scoreboard, designed by Daktronics, measures 18' by 18' (5.5 x 5.5 m) on each side. Also on each side is a 7.5'-by-8'8" ProStar 16.5mm video display.

The BJCC has hosted four Southeastern Conference men's basketball tournaments between 1979 and 1992, five Sun Belt Conference men's basketball tournaments in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990 and the 1999 Conference USA men's basketball tournament. It has also hosted the NCAA college basketball tournament serving as first and second round host in 1984, 1987, and 2000. The BJCC has been a regional site six times - 1982, 1985, 1988, 1995, and 1997. It was also the site of WWE Armageddon 2000. The BJCC will again serve as a first and second round host for the NCAA college basketball tournament in 2008.

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