Birmingham Bulls hockey is back for the first time since 2001

Birmingham Bulls
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Are you ready for some Birmingham Bulls hockey?!

For the first time since 2001, professional hockey will be played in the Birmingham Metro area. This week, the Southern Professional Hockey League released their 2017-2018 schedule which includes the legendary Birmingham Bulls.

Fifty-six games have been scheduled for next season including 28 at the Bulls’ new home, the Pelham Civic Complex. Most of the home games will be played on either Friday or Saturday nights.

The first home game will be on November 3rd against the Knoxville Bears.

The entire 2017/2018 Birmingham Bulls home/away schedule was published on twitter yesterday by WIAT. 

According to Bhamwiki, this is the 5th version of the Birmingham Bulls, a team that was founded in 1976.

In 1979, the Bulls final game in the World Hockey Association was played against the greatest player in the history of the game, Wayne Gretzky in front of a crowd of over 8,179 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center.

For more information about the Birmingham Bulls and their return, check out the following story from the Alabama Newscenter with video interviews of Art Clarkson, the General Partner and the Mayor of Pelham Gary Waters.

Birmingham Bulls hockey will drop the puck in Pelham this year

All inquiries about season, group or individual tickets can be made at 205-620-6870.

Welcome back Birmingham Bulls!

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama’s Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama’s cancer risk and mercury standards.