December 14th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

It’s not the first time a groundbreaking has been held for a new stadium next to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), but officials on Thursday vowed it’s the last one. That teamwork was evident as leadership from Birmingham, Jefferson County, the Alabama Legislature, UAB and corporate leaders joined together to break ground on the $175 million stadium on the east side of the BJCC. The stadium is expected to be completed in time for the opening ceremonies of the World Games in summer 2021. Later that year, UAB will begin playing its home football games in the venue. Other sporting events and entertainment productions are also expected to be held there. –Alabama Today. Read More.

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