In June 2022, we reported that the City of Irondale purchased the former Zamora Shrine Center—a beloved event space that held everything from high school proms to the annual Birmingham Feline Fanciers CFA Cat Show. Less than one year later, the City held its first community event on February 24. Read on for the scoop.
A successful event
If you were a fan of the Zamora Shrine Center’s popular events over the years like the Birmingham Feline Fanciers CFA Cat Show or derby games with the Tragic City Rollers, you don’t have to worry—the City of Irondale plans to host many community events to enjoy.
On Friday, February 24, the city held its first community event at the newly named Irondale Civic Center. Titled “Irondale: We Got Game” night, the free event featured board games, bingo, a movie showing, pizza and more. The exciting part—approximately 250 people were in attendance.
“I am excited that the city has acquired a large facility that will allow us to continue hosting events that bring the community together. We are also excited about the possibility of using the venue to attract new recreational and entertainment opportunities to Irondale.”Irondale Mayor James Stewart
According to the City of Irondale, there are more community events ahead for the new Irondale Civic Center, including another bingo night in the near future. The city is also in talks about possibly hosting a USA Cycling Criterium race series at the facility.
The Irondale Civic Center is also available to rent for private event. Find more information here.