|Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Shuttles
|A sports, convention and entertainment complex built in the 1970s, the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex provides a complete package for visitors in an American Institute of Architects design winner.
Among ground transportation options are Birmingham Door to Door, Crown Limousine & Sedan Service, Meteors Shuttle, Prestige Limo and Sedan Service, bus charter company Alabama Limousine and the eShuttle.
About the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex
The complex also contains a 2,835-seat Concert Hall, used for a variety of concerts and touring Broadway shows. Opera, ballet, and smaller performances fit comfortably in its 1,000-seat theater, which also houses the country’s largest children’s theater, the Birmingham Children’s Theatre. Its 10-story Legacy Arena seats up to 19,000 in concert mode, more than 17,500 for sporting events, but can convert to the Magic City Theatre, an “intimate setting” for an audience smaller than 8,000.
In addition, the complex contains a 220,000-square-foot Exhibition Hall, often used for trade shows and conventions, meeting rooms, a 275-seat auditorium, and a 16,000-square-foot ballroom that seats as many as 1,200 for banquets. Another ballroom and additional meeting and convention facilities are in the adjacent 838-room Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, while the new Westin Birmingham Hotel, completed in 2013 and offering 294 rooms, provides an easy transition to Uptown, a dazzling array of entertainment offerings.
Things to do in Birmingham
Nor are science and industry ignored in Birmingham’s cultural panorama. Visitors and locals alike find marvels at the regional McWane Science Center, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Visitors easily fly into Alabama’s largest airport, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International, with more than 100 flights from more than 25 U.S. cities. It served more than 2.6 million passengers in 2013.