Watch the commercial promoting the Magic City during the Birmingham Bowl

Screenshot from the commercial scheduled to be played promoting Birmingham during today’s Birmingham Bowl

According to a post by Mayor Randall Woodfin, the following video was scheduled to appear on ESPN during the Birmingham Bowl today.

Here was the Mayor’s post on Facebook:

The Birmingham Bowl is a great opportunity to showcase our city and everything Birmingham has to offer. This video will be airing on ESPN around the country during the game today! #BirminghamBowl 

An uplifting commercial, the video, which is narrated by Mayor Woodfin promotes Birmingham as “blazing a progressive trail, from our history fighting for civil rights to our future in social justice. Where people from all walks of life have a seat at the table. Birmingham is putting people first.”

Woodfin concludes the commercial with the invitation  – “Come join us!”

On average, between one to two million people have been tuning into 2017’s College Football bowl games.

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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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