Birmingham Hammers “Alabama’s Soccer Team” Home Opener this Saturday (video & photos)

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Birmingham Hammers home opener May 13th – via Birmingham Hammers LLC

The Birmingham Hammers will be opening their 2nd season in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) on Saturday, May 13th at the Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex in Vestavia Hills.

Expectations are high for the sophomore season after the team defeated the Atlanta Silverbacks, one of the most successful and longstanding professional soccer teams in the Southeast, last weekend on their home turf.

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Photo via Birmingham Hammers LLC

“We are thrilled about our home opener versus Nashville F.C.  Last week, we got a fantastic result in Georgia against the Atlanta Silverbbacks who were one of

the front runners to win the NPSL Southeast title,” stated Chuck Thiele, owner/partner of the Birmingham Hammers, LLC

Tailgating at Sicard Hollow begins at 5:00pm and the gates open at 6:00 pm.  Tickets can be purchased at the game or online.  You can also purchase a VIP ticket – details.

And of course, you can’t attend a game without “Hammers” gear. Checkout the new 2017 jerseys and merchandise online or drive over to Soccer Nation in Vestavia before the game to “suit up.”

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Birmingham Hammers Merchandise is available at Soccer Nation
Become a rabid Hammers fan

Want to know more about the Birmingham Hammers team, their roster and how to become a supporter?  Join the Magic City Brigade – the Hammer’s (pick up a hammer!) and check out previews for each game at the Birmingham Backline.

Birmingham Hammers :30 TV from Burton Advertising on Vimeo.

“The season is going to be exciting for our fan base .  Along with our NPSL schedule, we are bringing Chivas Guadalajara U23 and the MLS Atlanta U23 team to Birmingham.  We want to give our greater Birmingham fan base the very best experience possible,” concluded Thiele.

Children’s of Alabama

One last reason to attend the Hammers’ home opener this weekend – the club will be donating a portion of the proceeds from Saturday night’s game to the Children’s of Alabama Concussion Clinic.



Pat Byington
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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