AND PLENTY OF QUESTIONS, TONIGHT, SURROUNDING THE NEW PROTECTIVE STADIUM. GOOD EVENING, I’M JACK ROYER. AND, I’M SHERRI JACKSON. A QUESTION – WHAT WILL IT BE USED FOR BEYOND U-A-B FOOTBALL? COULD IT BE A NEW, FUTURE, HOME FOR THE MAGIC CITY CLASSIC? CBS 42’S LEIGH GARNER IS LIVE FROM CITY HALL WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION FROM THIS EVENING’S COMMITTEE MEETING. LEIGH – WHAT CAN YOU TELL US? SHERRI – WE’RE GETTING MORE OF AN IDEA FOR WHAT PROTECTIVE STADIUM IS GOING TO LOOK AND FEEL LIKE… AND ALSO, WHAT IT’S GOING TO BE CAPABLE OF. COUNSELORS WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE WILL BE A LOT OF BANG FOR A $175 MILLION BUCK INVESTMENT LIKE THIS. “will the meeting please come to order?” TAD SNIDER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND C- E-O OF THE BJCC LED A PRESENTATION WEDNESDAY EVENING “that darker line across the bottom.” FLIPPING THROUGH DESIGNS AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT PROTECTIVE STADIUM – EVERYTHING FROM THE NUMBER OF SEATS – TO HOW IT WILL ATTRACT EVENTS BEYOND U-A-B FOOTBALL. “the city’s on the hook for 90 million. I think you have to maximize those efforts to look down the road, you know, what could possibly happen.” EVEN SOME CITIZENS EXPRESSED CONCERNS OVER WHAT THEY CALLED MISTAKES WITH THE DESIGN. “alabama state sits on the east side, Alabama A&M sits on the west side. This stadium was not designed for them.” BUT COUNCILOR WILLIAM PARKER SAYS – THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. “let’s don’t use the classic in this conversation.” IN HIS VIEW – PROTECTIVE STADIUM SHOULDN’T HOUSE THE CLASSIC — “we want to send a strong message that the magic city classic will be in Birmingham, but more importantly, will be played at Legion field for years to come. THIS – AMID SOME CHATTER ABOUT THE CLASSIC’S LOCATION DOWN THE ROAD. PARKER SAYS – ON TUESDAY, HE PLANS TO SUBMIT A RESOLUTION. “the goal is to make sure Alabama state and Alabama A&M by 2022 each will receive 1 million dollars each to participate in the magic city classic and those two funding sources will come from a commitment from the city, but also through sponsorship dollars.”>PARKER TELLS ME, THE MAGIC CITY CLASSIC IS AN INVESTMENT — WITH A RATE OF RETURN IN THE FORM OF A 24 MILLION DOLLAR ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR BIRMINGHAM. GUYS — SO LEIGH – BACK TO A QUESTION THAT SOME OF THE COUNSELORS HAD – WHAT *WIL* THIS STADIUM BE USED FOR, THEN, BEYOND 6 U-A-B HOME FOOTBALL GAMES? ACCORDING TO TAD SNIDER WITH THE BJCC – ITS GOING TO BE ABOUT GETTING ADDITIONAL FOOTBALL GAMES TO THE STADIUM AND OTHER SPORTING EVENTS – SOCCER WAS MENTIONED… ALSO, THEY’VE BEEN TALKING WITH CONCERT PROMOTERS WHO HAVE PROVIDED FEEDBACK ON THE DESIGN, SO THEY ARE LOOKING AT LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENTERTAINMENT. JACK. LEIGH – THANKS. RIGHT NOW ON CBS 42 DOT COM WE HAVE THE FINAL DESIGN PLANS FOR THE STADIUM AND LOOK AT THE