Check out the progress of the Legacy Arena renovation

The Legacy Arena at the BJCC has been closed since April 2, 2020 and is undergoing a massive renovation that will last 18 months. Legacy Arena is the main space of the sprawling BCJJ Complex.



a truck is parked on the side of a building: View from the floor of the arena. Renovation of Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham.


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View from the floor of the arena. Renovation of Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham.



a group of people standing next to a fence: Work being done on the outside of the arena where sections of the exterior wall have been removed. Renovation of Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham.


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Work being done on the outside of the arena where sections of the exterior wall have been removed. Renovation of Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham.

The arena has been host to countless concerts, sports events and other events since it opened in 1976. The last major renovation of the space was in 1992.



a plane sitting on top of a metal rail: View of the arena floor from the club level. Renovation of Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham.


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View of the arena floor from the club level. Renovation of Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham.

Legacy Arena will be closed for 18 months for the facelift. B.L. Harbert International won the $66.9 million bid to renovate the arena. A large part of the southwest wall has been removed. Glass will be installed as part of the facelift.



a sign on the side of a building: Renovation of Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham.


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Renovation of Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham.

Here are some photos of what the arena looks like after nearly five months of demolition.



Demolition on the ground level. Renovation of Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham.


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Demolition on the ground level. Renovation of Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham.

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View from the floor of the arena. Renovation of Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham.


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View from the floor of the arena. Renovation of Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham.

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Workers work on the southwest open area of the arena. Renovation of Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham.


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Workers work on the southwest open area of the arena. Renovation of Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham.

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Workers work on the southwest open area of the arena. Renovation of Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham.


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Workers work on the southwest open area of the arena. Renovation of Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham.

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Work being done on the outside of the arena where sections of the exterior wall have been removed. Renovation of Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham.


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Work being done on the outside of the arena where sections of the exterior wall have been removed. Renovation of Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham.

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