Tulane vs Morgan State season opener to be played at Legion Field

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Tulane football players running across field
Roll Wave. Photo via Tulane Football Instagram

Although UAB Football has moved on to the shiny new Protective Stadium, Birmingham’s historic Legion Field is still getting some action. Keep reading to learn how you can see Morgan State take on Tulane University on Saturday, September 11th at 1 PM—and how you can attend the game for free!

Why Legion?

Legion Field- where the Tulane vs Morgan State game will be played
Legion Field has been the location of many non-Birmingham team games. Photo via Magic City Classic on Facebook

As their season kickoff date approached, the Morgan State Bears were gearing up to play at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans—however, Hurricane Ida ruined those plans. Instead, the Morgan State Bears will be kicking off their season by taking on Tulane University’s Green Wave at Legion Field.

All the details

Here’s everything you need to know.

  • What: Morgan State vs. Tulane University @ Legion Field
  • Where: Legion Field, 400 Graymont Avenue West, Birmingham, AL 35204
  • When: Saturday, September 11th at 1PM

Morgan State is ready

Morgan State football game with a player rushing the ball
Morgan State is ready to take on Tulane. Photo by Tim Rice

Although heading to Birmingham wasn’t the original plan, the change in venue hasn’t worried Morgan State head coach Tyrone Wheatley.

“It’s a football field with lines, hash marks, field goals and a locker room. Now if the field wasn’t 100 yards, then we would have to adjust that way. But other than that, there’s really no adjustment.”

Tyrone Wheatley, Morgan State coach

The Morgan State Bears (who hail from Baltimore, Maryland) will continue preparing for this weekend as normal.

“They did it for a reason, and it’s a reason that’s naturally out of our control. There’s the health and safety, but at the same time, it’s out of our control. So we’re talking about the things that we can control, and that’s just playing football.”

Tyrone Wheatley, Morgan State coach

A win from Morgan State would be the Bear’s first in history against the Green Wave.

Watch the game

Football players lined up to start a play
It’s almost game time. Photo via Tulane Football Instagram

Both Tulane and Morgan State are battling for their first win of the season so get ready for a cut-throat game. Admittance and parking will be free of charge to all attendees, so you don’t want to miss this matchup. If you can’t attend, the game will available for streaming on ESPN+.

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