Get ready, Magic City! Tickets for The Morehouse Tuskegee Classic are live

Morehouse and Tuskegee players on field
Game on. Photo via Morehouse Tuskegee Classic

Football fans stand up. For the first time, The Morehouse Tuskegee Classic will be played at Legion Field. How did this battle of the HBCUs start, and how did it land here? Keep reading to learn the history and how to get tickets.

Morehouse Tuskegee Classic history

Morehouse football helmet
So excited to have this event in Birmingham. Photo via Morehouse Tuskegee Classic

On October 9th, athletes, students, alumni and fans from all over will flock to the Legion Field for one of the South’s most historic events. Back in 1902, The Classic began as entertainment for African American civilians and US Army soldiers in the Columbus-Fort Benning, GA and Phenix City, AL areas. It is now the oldest rivalry in HBCU and NCAA Division II history.

Now, in addition to entertaining loyal fans, The Classic also raises scholarship funds for college students. For years, the game had been played in Columbus, GA but the City of Birmingham worked hard to bring it here for the next three years.

A week of events

Morehouse players and cheerleaders
Morehouse is ready for action. Photo via Morehouse Tuskegee Classic

Did you think The Classic was just a game? Wrong. The weekend of fun and football starts Thursday with a variety of events leading up to the big game.

How to get a free ticket

Tuskegee University drum players
At an HBCU game, expect lots of music and fun. Photo via Morehouse Tuskegee Classic

Tickets can be bought online or at the Legion Field ticket office. You can stop by Wednesday-Friday from 9 AM- 3 PM. Be sure to check out VIP tickets which feature field-level seating and free food and beverages.

Planning on attending the Morehouse Tuskegee Classic? Tell a friend about it by tagging them @BhamNow.

Katiana Banks
Katiana Banks

Marvel-loving, cardio-hating senior at UAB. ✨

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