The Magic City to host the Morehouse Tuskegee Classic at Legion Field, Oct. 9

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HBCUs stand up! Photo via Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic’s Facebook

The City of Birmingham will host the Morehouse Tuskegee Classic for the first time since the game tradition started in 1902. The game will take place this Saturday, October 9 at Legion Field. Here are the details.

The 120 year game tradition

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The Morehouse Tuskegee Classic is coming to Birmingham. Photo via Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic’s Facebook

The Morehouse Tuskegee Classic is a tradition that started in 1902—almost 120 years ago.

The Classic began as entertainment for African American civilians and US Army soldiers in the Columbus-Fort Benning, GA and Phenix City, AL areas. Now, the purpose is to help raise funds for scholarships to help young men and women attend college.

This year is Birmingham’s first time hosting the classic!

Get more deets at today’s press conference

The City of Birmingham will have a press conference today (Friday, October 8) at 11AM at Legion Field. Mayor Randall Woodfin, a Morehouse College Alumnus, will speak on behalf of the city and allow questions and answers from the HBCU coaches including:

  • Morehouse College Athletics Director – Curtis Campbell
  • Morehouse College Head Football Coach – Rich Freeman
  • Tuskegee University Athletics Director & Head Football Coach – Willie Slater

Here’s the game plan

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Will you be at Legion Field this weekend? Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

The Morehouse Tuskegee Classic is known as the longest-running NCAA Division II classic in the nation—the City of Birmingham and Alabama Power are pleased to present it this year. The schedule times include:

  • 5PM—Gates open
  • 7:05PM—Kickoff starts

Tickets will be available on game day starting at 12PM or you can get them online here. Face masks are required upon entry at Legion Field. Plus, what’s game day without tailgating? There are fun options to get ready before the game.

Fans can purchase tailgating slots today Friday, October 8 starting at 8AM. Fees are $20 a day for RVs and tents. Tailgating spots are available at Lot M off Eighth Avenue West.

Will you be attending the Morehouse Tuskegee Classic this Saturday? Tag us @BhamNow on Instagram and let us know.

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