Are you ready for some football? Saturday, December 29 marks the 85th edition of the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl. Here’s a look at what to know and where to watch the game in Birmingham.
Date: Saturday, December 29, 2018
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Channel to Watch: ESPN
Competing Teams: University of Alabama (top ranked) vs. University of Oklahoma (4th ranked)
Previous Meeting: The two teams previously met five times with Oklahoma leading the series, 3-1-1.
Most Recent Meeting: 2014 Sugar Bowl, a 45-31 Oklahoma victory
Winner: Advances to the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship
According to ncaa.com, Alabama will come out on top, stating:
“The biggest reason for Crimson Tide confidence has to start with Alabama’s powerful offense going up against Oklahoma’s… not-so-great defense.”
Do you agree with this prediction?
Birmingham is gearing up for the Orange Bowl. Here are some watch parties happening around town:
Address: 2921 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
Specials: 10% off your entire bill during the game.
Iron City Bham
Address: 513 22nd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Cantina Tortilla Grill
Address: 2901 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Specials: Half-price appetizers and happy hour prices during the game.
Bizarre: The Coffee Bar
Address: 217 22nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Specials: $2 Wells, $2.50 Domestic Beer, $1.50 Hot Chocolate, $1.50 Brewed Coffee, $5 House Wine, $3 Caramel Macchiato, $5 Specialty Drinks, $15 Bottomless Mimosas
Address: 200 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Back Forty Beer Company
Address: 3201 1st Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35222
Specials: Enjoy a special game day section on the menu.
Address: 2306 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Specials: Full bar and $6 cocktail specials.
Slag Heap Brewing Company
Address: 227 Main St., Trussville, AL 35173
Derby Bar & Grill
Address: 3630 6th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222