Construction work on Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama, is continuing despite the coronavirus crisis.
The Populous-designed stadium will host a variety of events including University of Alabama football, which has played its home games at Legion Field since 1991.
Protective Life Corporation landed the naming rights to the new stadium last year.
Construction of Protective Stadium began in late December. The nearly $200 million project will be a multi-use stadium operated by the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex.
It will also be home for UAB Blazers football. The stadium is set to be complete by the 2021 Blazers football season.
In December last year, Birmingham based construction company Brasfield & Gorrie was awarded a $179 million bid to build the stadium. A company official said:
Our safety team, together with an infectious disease expert we have engaged to advise us, has developed and shared best practices for promoting hygiene and following CDC recommendations, including those for social distancing, on our jobsites.
Our company’s COVID-19 Response Team is meeting daily to review and update our plans based on new information, and we will adjust our plans as needed in this fluid situation to promote the safety of our people, our partners, and our clients.