The Magic City Classic is much more than a football game. It is a cultural and historical group of events that builds community and generates revenue for the city of Birmingham.
Alabama A&M and SWAC conference rival Alabama State will face off in the 75th anniversary of the Magic City Classic on October 29th. The contest will be held at Historic Legion Field in the Magic City of Birmingham.
The rivalry can trace its roots back to 1924 when Alabama State took the first victory. Since then, the teams have matched each other almost win for win as the series is now 39-37 in favor of Alabama A&M.
The game draws an annual crowd of more than 60,000 fans and this year the game attendance is expected to be around 75,000. Those numbers allow the Magic City Classic to claim the title of the most attended Division 1 FCS game.
The big numbers don’t stop there. There will be well over 100,000 people attending all of the festivities for the game. There are tailgates, pep rallies, shows, parties and a post-game concert headlined by Grammy winning artist Ludacris.
Ludacris won’t be the only music show the fans will be waiting to see. The famous “Battle of the Bands” will take place. Alabama A&M and Alabama State marching bands will put their best performances on – two bands known nationally for their talent, passion and creativity.
All in all, the Magic City Classic is a great opportunity for two historical colleges and their fans to showcase their pride and to just have some fun. Birmingham is fortunate to get to host such a special event.
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