Desperate parents’ guide to non-college football sports in Birmingham including The Barons

Birmingham Legion's Matt VannOekel playing one of the non-college football sports in Birmingham
Birmingham Legion Football Club’s Matt VannOekel. Photo from Facebook

Do you (or your kids) love baseball, soccer, football and other sports? We do! That’s why we put together this guide to all the non-college football sports you could hope to watch in Birmingham.

We wanted to let you know when the season is, where teams play, and where you can get single tickets for games, matches and tournaments.

Birmingham Barons

If you want to catch a local sport this Summer, the Birmingham Barons may be your best bet. With a season that runs from April through Labor Day, they have a lot of games—home and away—you can go to. With tons of promotions and a jam-packed schedule, there’s something for everyone.

Plus, they play at Regions Field, which was named one of the Best Minor League Ballparks in the country in 2018. Get single tickets here.

Note: the 23rd Rickwood Classic takes place Wednesday, May 29 at 12:30PM at Rickwood Field, the oldest continuous-use ballpark in the country. Get tickets here.

Lakeshore Foundation

When you’re checking out local sports, don’t leave out the Lakeshore Foundation. This world-class facility that serves as a official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic training site often hosts incredible sporting events.

Be sure to check this page for tournaments in competitive sports including soccer, track and field, basketball and more.

In fact, there’s an International Rugby Tournament happening at Lakeshore May 22-25, 2019. There is no cost for admission.

Birmingham Legion Football Club

Birmingham Legion F.C.‘s season runs from March through October. You can find all the details here.

They play at the BBVA Compass field on UAB’s campus. You can buy single match tickets here, contact the Ticket Office at (205) 600-4635, or email tickets@bhmlegion.com. Perfect for some early-Summer fun!

Birmingham Bulls

Did you know Birmingham is home to a professional hockey team? The Birmingham Bulls‘ season runs from mid-October through the beginning of April. They play at the Pelham Civic Center Ice Arena. So while they’re season is finished for this year, you can mark your calendar and make plans to check them out in the Fall.

Alabama Fire – Women’s Pro Football

Alabama Fire, a member of the Women’s National Football Conference, literally just finished their home season, which runs April through May. So mark your calendar for next year and make plans to head out to Birmingham Southern College for a game. Tickets cost $10.


So, if you and the fam want to get out to see a local game soon, check out this week’s International Rugby Tournament at Lakeshore (May 22-25), the Rickwood Classic next week (May 29), or a Legion soccer match through the end of June. And, if you miss those, the Barons keep playing ’till Labor Day.

Then you can mark your calendar for the Birmingham Bulls’ season opener in October 2019, and Alabama Fire in April 2020.

We’ll be back in August with a guide to college sports!

Now tell us, Birmingham, what are your favorite non-college football sports? We want to hear from you!

Author: Sharron Mendel Swain

Writer, Interviewer + Adventurer | Telling stories to make a difference