Friday, March 02, 2007

Birmingham Could Be Site of SEC Hall

A proposed expansion of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex could include a museum devoted to the Southeastern Conference, writes Jon Solomon of the Birmingham News. Although the Hall of Champions remains in the conceptual stages, officials have discussed it in some detail with SEC commissioner Mike Slive. All of this makes a lot of sense, though, especially considering that the SEC office has been located in Birmingham since 1948. "I think the concept is worth exploring. But as you would expect, the details are really what's important," Slive said. "For any Hall of Champions, it has to have a long-term plan and has to be run in a first-class way." The Atlantic Coast Conference also has plans to build a museum in Greensboro, but that project is currently stalled over a real estate purchase.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If I recall correctly, the SEC offices are practically across the street from the BJCC.