New road closures near BJCC begin on July 1st to make way for Protective Stadium construction

Sign on 23rd Street advising motorist that roads will be closed on July 1st. Photo by Pat Byington

Be prepared Birmingham!

Two roads near the BJCC and UpTown District are scheduled to be closed on July 1st, to make way for the construction of Birmingham’s new Protective Stadium.

Here are the details from an email by BJCC’s Christina Frantom, Director of Marketing and Communications to local businesses, operations and personnel in the area.

“Good Afternoon All,

I would like to make you aware of two street closures that will affect staff and guests working and visiting the BJCC complex. Starting on or about July 1, 2019, the below sections of 11th Avenue and 23rd Street will be closed permanently in preparation for Protective Stadium construction.

  • 11th Avenue between 22nd and 24th Streets
  • 23rd Street between Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. and 12th Avenue

There will be signage letting the public know about the closures placed on these open routs tomorrow morning, June 19th, and will remain in place until the July 1st closure date. If you have any questions or concerns about these closures, please reply to this email. Please also feel free to send this email on to anyone you think would benefit from this information.”

Signage Already Up

As of the morning of June 21, 2019,  the signs preparing motorists to the July 1st changes are already up.

Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Get the Latest Updates from Protective Stadium’s Facebook Page & Know Before You Go website

The BJCC’s Frantom encourages people traveling into the area to periodically check the Protective Stadium Facebook Page & the BJCC Know Before You Go website for updates about the construction of the stadium.

Bookmark the sites today!

Protective Stadium

BJCC’s Know Before You Go

  • Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.