Birmingham council agenda holds two big upgrades for the city

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Two items on the Birmingham City Council agenda could mean more upgrades to city owned facilities.

The first item up for debate is an agreement with the "One Economy Corporation" and the Housing Authority of Birmingham. The agreement would bring internet access to the Tom Brown, Freedom Manor, Benjamin Green and Harris Homes housing complexes.

The contract length is two years and the city would pay $84,000 to "One Economy Corporation" once the internet installation is complete.  

Also on the agenda is a contract to continue upgrades at Legion Field. This time, the focus will be on phase two of the skybox upgrades. The council is considering a $200,000 contract with Monumental Contracting Services.

City leaders have previously said they want to make improvements at Birmingham's Old Grey Lady to attract more events, including soccer and possibly another football game the size of the Magic City Classic.

Today's council meeting starts at 9:30 a.m.

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