Magic City Classic – a family reunion


A good friend of mine once described the Magic City Classic as the world’s largest “family reunion.”

For this year’s 75th Anniversary that means an anticipated crowd of 100,000 people attending pre and post game events and of course the big game between Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University.

This national event also has an economic impact totaling over $18 million for the Birmingham region. 

Checkout the events starting with the Pep Rally at the Sheraton Birmingham Ballroom on Thursday evening, a parade downtown on Saturday morning, the big football game and the battle of the bands between the Alabama A&M Marching Maroon and White Band and the Alabama State University Mighty Marching Hornets.  The day culminates with a post-game concert by Ludacris.

Here is a link to the entire schedule – and below a sneak peak of this year’s Alabama A&M Marching Maroon and White halftime show.


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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.
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