Woodfin Proposing $90M Toward New Birmingham Stadium

Feb 5, 2018

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, Birmingham, Ala.

The new mayor of Alabama’s largest city is asking the city council to approve $90 million toward the construction of a new stadium downtown.

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin asked for the $90 million total to be allocated toward a new stadium on the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex-owned property downtown.

Last week, the mayor proposed that the city contribute $3 million per year for 30 years for the project, which would include a new stadium as well as additional expansion and renovation of the complex, including to the Legacy Arena.

Complex officials say the expansion is projected to generate around $10 million for the city. The city council is scheduled to vote on the allocation at their next meeting tomorrow.