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Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

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Address: 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1101
Phone Number: +1 205-458-8400
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Plenty for the whole family to do!

Multiple purpose facility that has something for everyone. The Uptown entertainment center across the avenue is a special place on it's own and within days the TopGolf center will... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2016
donhawkins
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would really love to give my city's convention center a better review, but the truth is, we need a NEW facility in Birmingham! Just not updated or modern from someone who has been there too many times to count. The city has tried to update the area with a new hotel and places to eat "Uptown", but unfortunately, this... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent venue. Staff friendly and helpful. Food pricey, but no more than typical for type. Like most municipal meeting/entertainment facilities, it's located downtown, lots of traffic.

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Alabama
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The city has done a great job of improving this area. There is now lots of places to eat without having to drive away from the center. Great venue for large events.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to see Jeff Dunham. It's a l-o-n-g walk from the entrance of BJCC to the arena. Several sets of stairs or a never-ending ramp, which seemed pretty steep for wheelchairs. Our tickets were on the floor, but all the entrances are at the very top of the arena seating. No elevator to the floor unless you go back outside... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Really nice neighborhood and it doesn't feel boxy like come convention centers. It changed my mind about Birmingham.

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65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This used to be the place to go to see concerts, hockey games, and other sports, but now there is not much there, and the building is decaying with not much upkeep.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Multiple purpose facility that has something for everyone. The Uptown entertainment center across the avenue is a special place on it's own and within days the TopGolf center will open adding even more excitement to the area.b

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We came to Birmingham and the Convention Center for the EWTN Family Celebration. The CC is very nice and easy to get to. We liked the many different buildings, which is conducive to the center hosting several events at once. We didn't stay at the Sheraton that is across the street, but would probably recommend it, since it would make... More 

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Alabama
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105 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The Uptown addition has made the BJCC more attractive, but the concert hall and arena are still in need of major renovations. Parking is always a challenge for big events.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

While the space is well maintained, if you love the 70's the buildings will make you nostalgic. The theaters and main auditorium are nice, the exhibit halls, the grounds, etc. just look dated and old. Overall though it is clean and, again, well maintained.

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