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Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

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Address: 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone Number: 205 458 8400
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Too small for monster trucks

I took my son here to see monster jam. It was good to see the trucks and the side shows, but the place is really too small for a decent monster truck show. The exhaust from the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Josh W
Northport, Alabama
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Northport, Alabama
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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I took my son here to see monster jam. It was good to see the trucks and the side shows, but the place is really too small for a decent monster truck show. The exhaust from the vehicles was bad in the nosebleed seats. I know the monster trucks run on alcohol but the other vehicles don't. Really this should... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Went to a concert at the concert hall. All went well till leaving the parking lot after the event. There were @ 200 cars in the my lot. Each car had to go through a single exit that had a card reader and a gate arm. Each car took about 45 seconds to get through the exit. Add 200 cars... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Having meeting space at the Sheraton ballroom, Convention Center and then there was addition space before the skybridge to the Convention Center made it confusing where to go. Also, the security guard at the Convention Center told me not to walk by myself at night and to use only the skybridges. Scary....

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Nashville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Very convenient to our hotel. Clean bathrooms. Would like to see vendors with healthier food choices. A facility full of athletes probably would like to see a food vendor with wraps, salads, etc. Not sure how people got large rolling coolers of food in the building when I was told I couldn't bring in my almost empty bottle of diet... More 

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Seattle, WA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Went to a conference here, it's connect to the Sheraton. there's not a lot of food choices around. The banquet food at the convention center is awful - I attended 2 breakfast and 2 lunches here and all were bad. It was not what it was it was just prepare badly. The staff was very unorganized and need server training.... More 

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Huntsville, AL
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105 reviews 105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is an older convention center and a bit spread out but once you get the hang of it, it really isnt that bad. It seems many people that complain are those going to concerts, of which I have not been, so maybe that is where the difference lies in reviews. I have been to several shows and conventions and... More 

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Atlanta, GA, USA
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249 reviews 249 reviews
45 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The good news is that this venue is not oversized like the large arenas. The downside is that it is a dated design, with much wasted interior space, and so-so acoustics. That said, my front row Tier AA set for a July 2014 Steely Dan show was perfect. The lobby and restroom area is poorly designed, with inadequate space for... More 

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Every BJCC facility was very clean and well kept. Despite multiple entrance ways and building separations, the clear signage and helpful staff made the complex easily navigable. The main concert hall was very impressive and had fantastic acoustics.

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Madison, Mississippi, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The BJCC facilities are nice. They have several buildings for different types of events. The concert hall where I saw Steely Dan is big enough for a great concert and small enough to see well. The acoustics are great and it seemed every seat was a good one.....

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Birmingham, Alabama
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268 reviews 268 reviews
93 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While the complex has been around for many years, it still serves multiple functions well. The concert hall is outstanding, especially for acoustic performances. The Arena itself hosts a number of concerts and other special events (rodeo, circus, monster trucks, etc.), as well as sporting events. They've done a lot to clean up this area, and with the addition of... More 

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