Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center, Birmingham, AL




The Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham, Alabama, is now called the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. The facilities offer plenty of space for any event one wishes to have or attend. The event center has 770 adjoining guest rooms, an event staff, and many specialized services. The entire complex is 220,000 square feet of exhibit space. There is an additional 100,000 square feet of space in 74 meeting rooms. The Medical Forum is a conference facility as part of the building in which one can find top of the line communication equipment. An arena of 19,000 seats is also on site, with a 3,000 seat concert hall, and 1,000 seat theater. The civic center is more than just event space. It is an entire area for any type of event or business conference one might wish to have. There is a complete in house catering service, and valet parking. The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is also situated inside the civic center.

Each year it is possible to attend a number of events from sports to conferences. A few of the upcoming 2010 events include Bassmaster Classic, BCT Presents the Three Billy Goats Gruff, Play to Win the Jackie Robinson story, Basketball Semi Finals, Eric Clapton, Nuclear Cowboyz, Cottontails Village Arts and Crafts show, and Winterjam. Also coming to the complex is the Broadway Across America version of the Wizard of Oz, Larry the Cable Guy, Medea's Big Happy Family, and Disney Live Rockin' Road Show.

Other offerings are Celtic Woman, Aretha Franklin, the Extraordinary Women Conference, and the Southern Bridal Show. Past events have run along the same type and style of performances. Each year with new performance artists, ideas, and shows the civic center will try to provide new and exciting options. Tickets will vary from event to event. For example Aretha Franklin seats are $50 to $125, while the Bridal Show is $10 for entry into the show. Some of the events named will also last longer than one or two days. The basketball semi final offers two performances, as an example.

Local residents of the state have the option of working at the complex. In fact the complex has offered plenty of jobs and vendor opportunities at the various events. The impact the civic center has on the community is one of positive influence. The facility provides a place to work, as well as for businesses to showcase their wares.

For those planning an event the space can be rented through the Civic Center. The fees will be discussed at the time of the reservation to ensure the proper space is available and that the price reflects the used amount of space. For those who need an event planner there is a team of individuals on staff to make sure the space is set up accordingly. Car shows, floor shows, vendor exhibits, and much more can be planned for the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center. Parking is free for all attending the shows, unless using valet.


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