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BJCC Board retains firm to further study enhancements to Legacy Arena

The Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center Authority Board of Directors has approved an engagement for Kansas City firm Populous to continue development of a master plan outlining modernization options for Legacy Arena.
The Board hired Populous during their May meeting Friday to make recommendations for an extensive plan to update and modernize Legacy Arena, which first opened in 1976.
“We’ve already been presented some exciting concepts from Populous, and this next phase of work is a deeper dive into the most impactful and effective ways to prepare Legacy Arena to be competitive looking into the future. The building has an amazing and storied history and the improvements being examined will integrate many of the features and amenities fans and promoters have come to expect.” said BJCC Executive Director Tad Snider. “The improvements we’re looking to make will greatly enhance the features of the Arena and the overall guest experience.”
The engagement will include a complete and in-depth evaluation of the building, further refinement of conceptual improvements presented last year, a refined project budget and phasing plans for the improvements. The study is expected to take 18 weeks.
Populous previously evaluated modernization options for Legacy Arena as part of an overall master plan for the BJCC in 2016. The master plan was commissioned to strengthen the complex’s competitiveness regionally and nationally. 
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