Located just 10 minutes from the Birmingham International Airport, The BJCC is one of the most versatile, user-friendly and technologically advanced convention facilities in the Southeast.
- 222,000 plus square feet of Exhibition Space
- 1024 guest rooms in our Sheraton Birmingham and Westin Birmingham Hotels
- The 18,000 seat Legacy Arena
- 90 meeting rooms totaling 107,000 plus square feet
- 2,800 seat Concert Hall
- 2 elegant ballrooms seating up to 2,000 guests
- 1,000 seat Theatre
- The Forum Building featuring a 276 seat Forum Theater and 75 seat intimate tierred media room.
- The Uptown Entertainment District
- Telecommunications facilities for distance learning
- Complete Audio/Video Production with Studio
As you can read, our facility is in a word...outstanding. Below, you will find a small description of each of our major facilities.
Ten-stories high, 18,000 seats big with a tendency to sell out, Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex's Legacy Arena is home to a wide range of colossal stars such as Elton John, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice and many more. The Legacy Arena seats 18,000 for major sporting events or up to 19,000 for in-the-round performances.
The dynamic Concert Hall is acclaimed by performers and critics alike as being one of the most acoustically perfect halls in the world. Large business meetings can make exceptional use of its 2,800 seat capacity with most speakers requiring little amplification, creating an intimate atmosphere. Linking into the fiber optic audio/video system provides almost any high tech capability required by meeting planners.
Our enormous, versatile Exhibition Hall provides over 220,000 square feet of exhibit space. We can accommodate over 1,100 10' X 10' booths, meeting the needs of most national and regional conventions and trade shows. On the exhibit floor, connections for electricity, water, telephone, internet and compressed air are available in utility boxes at 30-foot intervals, many containing natural gas outlets.
Magic City Theatre
The Magic City Theatre provides an ideal venue for patrons and artists alike with superb sightlines and an intimate setting for shows of different sizes. The Theatre is one of the truly unique venues in the Southeast and can be customized to meet any artist's needs, whatever they might be. It can comfortably seat anywhere from 3,000 to 10,000 patrons by utilizing a motorized curtaining system which spans from side to side and floor to ceiling.
Our ten-story Forum Building contains 364,000 square feet of classrooms, meeting space, conference areas, and commercial office suites. A comprehensive diversity of design makes the Forum Building suitable for professional meetings of virtually any nature, including legal, accounting and financial seminars.
More than 100,000 square feet of meeting space in separate rooms adjoin the Exhibition Halls. Designed to accommodate a variety of set-ups, the meeting rooms are flexible and well-appointed. Meetings requiring technically advanced communications are linked by fiber optics to the communication center.
Clever design, flexible staging and delicate acoustics are features of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex's 1,000 seat Theatre. Perfect for business meetings, the theatre is also tied into our fiber optic network, where effective remote site teleconferencing can take place. The Theatre is ideal for product launches or new product training for larger groups.
The Sheraton Birmingham
One of the most convenient and unique features of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex is that it adjoins the 757 room Sheraton Birmingham Hotel. The hotel can accommodate groups from 10 to 1,000 and offers a fully equipped business center, 20-hour room service, concierge service, private health club, indoor pool and video checkout.
The Westin Birmingham
In addition to the Sheraton Birmingham, also connected to the BJCC is the 294 room Westin Birmingham. Centrally located next to the convention center in the Uptown Entertainment District, Guests will experience a refreshing retreat infused with traditional Southern hospitality and design.
Uptown Entertainment District
Birmingham's newest entertainment destination at the BJCC - See and be scene at Uptown! Just a block away from the BJCC and hotels, while at the BJCC Uptown will provide outstanding dining and entertainment experiences.