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Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

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Address: 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1101
Phone Number: 205 458 8400
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Plenty for the whole family to do!

Multiple purpose facility that has something for everyone. The Uptown entertainment center across the avenue is a special place on it's own and within days the TopGolf center will... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Birmingham, Alabama
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really nice neighborhood and it doesn't feel boxy like come convention centers. It changed my mind about Birmingham.

Thank sjgcbm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This used to be the place to go to see concerts, hockey games, and other sports, but now there is not much there, and the building is decaying with not much upkeep.

Thank Mel C
Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Multiple purpose facility that has something for everyone. The Uptown entertainment center across the avenue is a special place on it's own and within days the TopGolf center will open adding even more excitement to the area.b

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came to Birmingham and the Convention Center for the EWTN Family Celebration. The CC is very nice and easy to get to. We liked the many different buildings, which is conducive to the center hosting several events at once. We didn't stay at the Sheraton that is across the street, but would probably recommend it, since it would make... More 

Thank cubgirl65
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

The Uptown addition has made the BJCC more attractive, but the concert hall and arena are still in need of major renovations. Parking is always a challenge for big events.

Thank sciencetraveler2016
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

While the space is well maintained, if you love the 70's the buildings will make you nostalgic. The theaters and main auditorium are nice, the exhibit halls, the grounds, etc. just look dated and old. Overall though it is clean and, again, well maintained.

Thank wh400
Hoover, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Power washing the exterior would do wonders for the looks of the BJCC. It was never an overwhelmingly beautiful structure, but it's modernistic- concrete- behemoth of a look has aged well anyway, it's just dirty now. Inside the Arena, things are fine in that regard, and the Concert Hall is a great space. I appreciate the fact that they generally... More 

Thank xsdv8
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The civic center has been a landmark in Birmingham for decades. The building is old and showing it but it doesn't effect the venues. Been here for Bridal shows, World of Wheels, concerts, Children's Theaters, Babypalooza, Cottontails, Disney On Ice, Boat Show, the list goes on. Even though there isn't a parking deck, parking has never been a problem.

Thank AUTigerGal75
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This Convention complex has been updated with a new entertainment district nearby. This is a much needed addition to the area and puts some good restaurants walking distance from the complex. The outside area of the complex has nice landscaping, but the overall look of the complex is dated. As a Birmingham native, I would love to see our city... More 

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Birmingham, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

I have gone to the BJCC for concerts and Broadway shows. There is plenty of paid parking and the it is easily acceptable from a number of highways. The theater and concerts halls have comfortable seats and the acoustics are excellent. A great place to go for a scheduled concert or show in Birmingham. There are also trade shows at... More 

Thank Mitchell D S

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