Construction work and permits to be put on pause near World Games venues—see what’s affected

The 2022 World Games
Getting ready to introduce Birmingham to the world. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

The World Games 2022 is fast approaching and we’ve got a huge influx of athletes and fans to look forward to in The Magic City. In preparation, the City of Birmingham is putting some residential and commercial construction work and permits on pause around several World Games venues. Read on for more info, including maps of what’s affected.

Where will construction be halted?

This temporary pause on construction and permits allows law enforcement, city planning and transportation officials to keep navigation in the area safe and efficient.

Included in the suspension are construction, alteration, enlargement, repair and demolition of all structures, and utility-related permits and others. This applies to the following World Games venues and their surrounding areas: 

To mitigate its impact on the community as much as possible, the program will go into effect in two tiers. The first phase of suspension will begin Tuesday, June 21. An exception may be granted only if halting the construction project will cause significant damage or if an emergency arises.

See what’s affected

These maps include specific affected areas along with Tier I and Tier II permit information. Maps are courtesy of the City of Birmingham.

Avondale Park

TWG2022 construction map

Birmingham Southern

TWG2022 construction map

Central Downtown

TWG2022 construction map


TWG2022 construction map

Legion Field

TWG2022 construction map

Protective Stadium

TWG2022 construction map

Sloss Furnaces

TWG2022 construction map


TWG2022 construction map

Get ready for TWG2022

If you have a question about this program, find answers here. Additional questions may be directed to a Plans Examiner at 205.254.2252 or 205.254.2904.

The Games and their opening and closing ceremonies are coming up soon. Get your tickets today, and remember to follow The World Games 2022 on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

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