Birmingham Legion FC inaugural game moved to Sunday March 10, 4:00 at BBVA Field

Photo from the Birmingham Legion Football Club Instagram

Well, Birmingham Legion FC  fans, you don’t need to run out and purchase that rain poncho tonight.

Using the National Weather Service forecast as its guide, the Birmingham Legion FC has postponed the franchise opener 22 hours.

The club will now host Bethlehem Steel FC on Sunday, March 10 at 4:00pm.

Gates to BBVA Compass Field will open at 2:00 pm for pre-game festivities, including music, interactive games and happy hour prices on food and drink.

“The safety of our fans and players are of paramount concern,” said Legion FC President and General Manager Jay Heaps. “Given tragic recent events, this is not a decision we take lightly and have factored information from the National Weather Service and local authorities. We remain anxious for the start of our inaugural season and look forward to Sunday!”

Here is the latest NWS Birmingham forecast map for Saturday afternoon/Sunday morning:

Screenshot of the Saturday, March 9, 2019 forecast by the National Weather Service

Looks like a very wise decision.

Ticket info

Tickets to Saturday’s originally scheduled match will be honored at the gate on Sunday. Those with a scheduling conflict should contact Legion FC at 205-600-4635 or e-mail tickets@bhmlegion.com. Those wishing to buy tickets to Sunday’s re-scheduled date should visit bhmlegion.com. The match will still be televised locally on My68.

Author: Pat Byington

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