Smitherman: Get more private money for domed stadium

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Interim Birmingham mayor Carole Smitherman says more private money is needed to fund the construction of the proposed domed stadium.

Smitherman said Tuesday the city and the BJCC board should solicit more private funding for the project. She said without more help from private financial sources, the project may need to slow down.

The city broke ground on the new domed stadium earlier this year, which will be located in downtown Birmingham near the existing Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.