Miley Prompts BJCC Upgrades

An Oct. 23 Miley Cyrus tour stop has officials at Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Alabama working full speed to make improvements to the facility’s arena to accommodate the Disney star’s production needs.

Facility spokeswoman Susette Hunter said the plan to upgrade steel supports at the 18,000-capacity arena has been in the works for a while.

“AEG is continuing to work with the BJCC and our structural engineer to provide alternate rigging approaches and to ascertain different hanging points that would be compatible with the current BJCC capacity,” Hunter told Pollstar. “[AEG] had been working with us for several weeks to reduce the weight while ensuring the best concert experience for our patrons.”

The BJCC board Sept. 16 approved $100,000 to fund the project, which is expected to be completed in time for Cyrus’ sold-out show.