BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The insurance company Protective Life has been awarded the naming rights for the new $174 million open-air stadium planned for downtown Birmingham.
Al.com reported Thursday that the Birmingham-based company will pay $1 million per year for the rights under a contract expected to last 15 years. The executive director of the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Authority, Tad Snider, says Regions is also contributing to the stadium through a $500,000-per-year contract expected to last 10 years.
Construction on the 55,000-seat stadium is expected to start this summer or fall. It’s unclear if it will be completed in time for The World Games 2021 and the 2021 UAB football season.
Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews