The inaugural UAB Blazers football match at the brand new Protective Stadium in Birmingham city center is scheduled for this Saturday!
Protective Stadium is located downtown at BJCC in the Uptown entertainment district. More than 10,000 parking spaces are available within a 10-minute walk of the stadium. Construction of the 45,000-seat stadium began at the end of 2019.
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Here’s what fans need to know before heading to the UAB Blazers’ new home:
PARKING AT THE PROTECTION STADIUM
- Visit protectorstadium.com for the most recent parking information and click to buy parking.
- Purchases are limited to one seat per vehicle and guests must enter the grounds in a vehicle.
- Reserved parking is not available for purchase online and overnight parking is prohibited.
- The parking lots are open six (6) hours before the start of the event and the parking lots close 90 minutes after the end of the event.
- There is no re-entry once the vehicle leaves the parking lot.
PUBLIC TOILETS / BIN
- Portable toilets and hand sanitizing stations will be available in each parking lot of the BJCC complex.
- Trash cans will be deployed in every lot in the BJCC complex, but please bring trash bags with you to collect trash in your tailgate area. Please refrain from leaving garbage and loose rubbish in the parking areas.
WHAT CAN I BRING TO THE HATCHBACKS?
- TENTS – must fit inside the purchased parking space. The recommended size tent is 8’x8 ‘, as a standard parking spot is 9’x16’.
- GRILL – must be propane or electric and charcoal barbecues are prohibited.
- SOUND SYSTEM – levels must be respectful to other tailgaters and DJs are prohibited
- TELEVISIONS – are allowed but must fit in the allotted space.
- FRYERS – Large amounts of cooking oil may not be used to âfryâ food.
- PETS – except service animals are prohibited
- OVERSIZED VEHICLES – including box trucks, trailers or grill trailers are not permitted in parking lots. Recreational vehicles on BJCC Complex property are subject to approval and allocation of space on an event-by-event basis.
- BANNERS AND FLAG – are allowed in the parking areas, but not inside the stadium in accordance with its policy on prohibited items.
- RECREATIONAL GENERATORS – are permitted but cannot exceed 80dB during operation and are subject to review by the Fire Marshal and BJCC staff.
ALCOHOL WITH BJCC
- Public intoxication and impaired alcohol behavior will be dealt with by law enforcement.
- Brawls and threatening behavior against other fans will also be dealt with by law enforcement.
- It is forbidden to play games involving the consumption of alcohol or the use of accessories related to alcohol.
- Please do not use glass containers. All drinks should be placed in plastic / disposable cups.
- The use of controlled substances and the consumption of alcohol by minors are against the law.
- The consumption of alcoholic beverages in tailgating areas after kick-off is prohibited.
As of September 2015, the Uptown Entertainment District has been governed by rules and regulations defining on-site consumption of alcoholic beverages within the boundaries of the Entertainment District. The boundaries of the entertainment district will be clearly defined with approved signage and markings, and permitted premises within the neighborhood must comply with all Alabama Alcohol Control Board (ABC) laws, including including the ban on the sale of alcohol to minors.
For full Uptown Entertainment District rules and regulations, visit BJCC.org.
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ADDITIONAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
- The sale of items or the solicitation of any promotional, merchant or marketing activity on BJCC Resort property without express written consent is prohibited.
- The tailgate areas are reserved for tailgating. Large-scale parties are strictly prohibited. Examples of large-scale parties include, but are not limited to: tents larger than 10ft x 10ft; rental of furniture, on-site catering; fencing; reserved space; amplified sound; commercial grills, company or commercially sponsored parties.
- Failure to follow these guidelines, as well as all applicable municipal, state and federal laws, stadium or event policies may result in a citation or arrest as well as the loss of tailgating privileges and / or tickets. match.
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