5 sporting events in Birmingham, including UAB Football, Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, Bulls and Legion FC

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Win two VIP weekend passes to Cocina at the Track tickets to the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at the Barber Motorsports Park April 5-7. (Photo submitted)

Today is perhaps one of the busiest Spring weekends of sporting events in recent memory here in Birmingham. Grand Prix racing, football, soccer, hockey and yes… even College basketball’s Final Four.

Let’s checkout the lineup.

Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

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There’s more than one kind of race happening at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst this year! Run the track at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Photo submitted

The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst  at Barber Motorsports Park, today, April 6 to Sunday, April 7 is more than IndyCar Racing. There is a Fanfest, Grand Art Show and even a Ferris wheel. It is one of Birmingham’s can’t miss weekend events for the entire family.

And the racing? Best in the world.

UAB Green and Gold Spring Game

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UAB Football at Legion Field, photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

See the C-USA Conference 2018 Football Champions back in action Saturday, April 6, 1:00 at Legion Field. Now called the Pepsi Spring Game, UAB will give us all a sneak peek of the 2019 version of the Blazers.

Birmingham Vulcans Rugby

Photo from the Birmingham Vulcans Rugby Facebook page

Today is match day for our beloved Birmingham Vulcans Rugby Club. At 2:00 pm they are taking on New Orleans at Ramsay Park. If you have never seen a a rugby match, this Saturday, April 6th will be a great opportunity to learn the sport and become part of our Vulcans which has been operating as a club since 1967.

AND – of course it is rugby. After the match, there will be a social at Zydecos (appropriate since we are playing New Orleans) after the match.

Birmingham Legion FC

Photo from the Birmingham Legion Football Club Instagram

The Birmingham Legion FC defeated the defending USL champions last week and scored their first 3 goals in franchise history. They return home today and play the Red Bulls II team from NYC.

Worried you are going to miss the Auburn Final Four Basketball game?  Watch the game outside with Legion FC in the Plaza at 5:00.  They are opening the Plaza early to accommodate fans. Then at 7:00, cheer on our “men in black.” What a great doubleheader!

Birmingham Bulls

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Birmingham Bulls – Photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Our Birmingham Bulls just clinched 2nd place in the SPHL.  Tonight, April 6th is their last 2019 regular season game before the playoffs against the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs.

What better way to build momentum for the playoffs that packing the Pelham Civic Center tonight!

Auburn Basketball Final Four

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Good People Brewing’s taproom is where the Auburn Alumni are watching the Final Four. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Everyone in the state of Alabama will be glued to their televisions at 5:00pm today to watch Auburn University’s first ever College Basketball Final Four appearance. There every sports bars show in town is showing the game, including some of our favorites like Iron City.

If you are an Auburn alum, the official Alumni Association gathering place is Good People Brewery.  Btw – get that roll of toilet paper ready…. War Eagle.

 

Author: 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.