How to celebrate the Birmingham Bowl this weekend

Southern hospitality? Check. Serious football? You got that right. Photo via Birmingham Bowl’s website

Not every city has a football game named after it, but good ol’ Birmingham happens to be one of those lucky spots! The Birmingham Bowl is at Legion Field this Saturday, December 22 at 11am central time.

The game is relatively new to Birmingham, so you may not know what it is, how to get there or what events take place surrounding it. We’re here to answer your questions on all things Birmingham Bowl!

Birmingham Bowl? Tell Me More!

The Birmingham Bowl started in 2006, and its played at the historic Legion Field. This year, the games between the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the Memphis Tigers. Attendance is usually about 40,000 people, and is climbing each year.

Can I Just Show Up the Day of the Game?

Tickets are still available at for purchase at the Birmingham Bowl’s website. Check out this link to see acceptable places to park for the game! You can tailgate in any of these spots for an additional $20 per parking space

Any Other Festivities I Should Know About?

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If you want to celebrate the game a little early, then you’re in luck. Uptown Entertainment District is hosting the Uptown Street Fest on Friday, December 21, from 1pm-6pm. There will be interactive games, food and beverages, live music and fun times for those of any age. Live music from the Martini Shakers and Rock Candy Band will play from 1pm-4:45pm.

Pep rallys for each team start on the Miller Lite Stage at 5pm. Coaches, cheerleaders and marching band members from both teams will amp up fans for a fun and FREE pre-game pep rally. Fireworks will immediately follow the event.

Fan Fest last year included live tunes and fun! Photo by Uptown Fanfest’s Facebook

And The Day Of?

Here in Birmingham, we know how to tailgate for a football game. Hang out at the Fan Zone at Legion Field from 8am-11am on gameday for an extraordinary tailgate experience. They’ll have games, activities, food and drink and live music from Man’s Best Friend on the Fan Zone stage.

Will you be watching the Birmingham Bowl? We are always pumped to watch a sports event native to Birmingham!