Originally build back in 1976, Legacy Arena may be the most impressive renovation of the $300 million expansion of the Birmingham/Jefferson Convention Complex, which began in 2018. Some of music’s biggest names performed at the arena — from Bob Dylan to Garth Brooks, Luciano Pavarotti to Prince, Led Zeppelin to Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Grateful Dead to Taylor Swift, JAY Z to ZZ Top, to name a few. It has hosted major sporting events as well, from basketball to hockey, to tennis matches, and attractions from tractor pulls to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. And now, chosen venue for the Birmingham Squadron, DanceSport and Gymnastics events for the 2022 World Games.
When Populous, the project architects for the BJCC renovation, required audio design services they brought in top consultants Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon, Williams (WJHW) from Carrollton, Texas. Specializing in sound and video for many of the largest stadiums and arenas nationwide, WJHW Senior Consultant, Guillermo Wabi and his team were brought in to address the challenges and requirements for the arena and design a robust audio system for the installation.