UAB/BJCC to bring unique urban tailgating to City Walk BHAM

City Walk BHAM to become part of the Blazer Football game day experience.
Athletics insideUAB Football will have additional tailgate options at City Walk BHAM.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex have reached a new licensing agreement for Protective Stadium and City Walk BHAM, creating a future unique urban tailgating experience for Blazer fans.

The agreement was approved Friday, Sept. 1, by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees.

UAB Athletics plans to expand its tailgating and parking options beyond the Protective Stadium Complex to include City Walk BHAM for future use. As part of the agreement, UAB will have the opportunity to sell season tailgating and parking spots throughout the Protective Stadium Complex and City Walk BHAM starting in the 2024 football season.  

“There are a lot of exciting things happening for UAB Football and our fans, and we continue to look for ways to enhance the game day experience as we begin to compete in the American Athletic Conference,” said UAB Director of Athletics Mark Ingram. “UAB Football already offers an exciting atmosphere in and around Protective Stadium, and adding City Walk to tailgating will take celebrating Blazer home games to the next level.”  

City Walk BHAM, which opened just ahead of The World Games in 2022 is a project of the Alabama Department of Transportation and is operated and managed by the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex.

“The Alabama Department of Transportation truly created something special for the City of Birmingham when it conceived City Walk BHAM,” said BJCC Executive Director and CEO Tad Snider. “We look forward to working with UAB Football to leverage City Walk BHAM and add a unique element to the gameday experience.”

Click here to learn more about Blazer Game Day and current tailgating experiences for the 2023 season.