Legion FC is moving to Protective Stadium, plus new ticket prices + soccer/football lines

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L to R – Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, BJCC’s Tad Snider, Legion FC GM Jay Heaps, Head Coach Tommy Soehn, midfielder Anderson Asiedu and goalkeeper Matt VanOekel. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

It’s official. Birmingham Legion FC will “Hammer Down!” and play the 2022 USL Championship season at Protective Stadium

The announcement was made today by Legion FC President and General Manager Jay Heaps. He was joined at the podium by the BJCC’s Tad Snider, Head Coach Tommy Soehn, midfielder Anderson Asiedu and goalkeeper Matt VanOekel.

“Legion FC is excited for this defining moment in our club’s trajectory,” said Heaps. “Protective Stadium is a milestone addition for the city of Birmingham and is a great example of the amazing growth and potential of our city and our club.”

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Legion 2022 Season Ticket prices

Along with the move, the team revealed their 2022 season ticket prices which are now much more affordable and begin at just $100.

“We want to get everyone in Birmingham, whether it’s a child in the Birmingham City schools or someone from Pinson, Alabama, we want to make this game accessible,” added Heaps.

Package information can be found at bhmlegion.com/2022tickets, and you can get tickets today by contacting the Ticket Office or calling 205-791-7145.

More information on detailed amenities for fans, such as the ones in the exclusive Club Section, single game ticket pricing, and the 2022 USL Championship schedule will be released at a later date.

“Legion FC is our own team. This is our own team,” Mayor Randall Woodfin declared. “We should be doing everything we can to support them. This is local ownership. That is something that we should be very excited and proud about because they stuck their flag in the sand, and said we are going to do it here.”

Football and Soccer Lines

Legion Conference at Protective Stadium 2021. Photo by Jacob Blankenship via Bham Now

One last item from today’s news conference. We were able to confirm a very important issue about the lines on the field. 

One major concern of soccer fans is when teams play in multi-purpose stadiums there are multiple field lines. For example, many teams play stadiums that have both football lines and soccer lines on the field simultaneously. 

When asked what will happen at Protective, both Heaps and Tad Snider with the BJCC confirmed to Bham Now this will NOT occur at the new stadium. Bottom line—when watching a soccer game, you’ll only see soccer lines.

With that out of the way – here is the promotional video about the big move.

Hammer Down!

Fans are encouraged to follow @bhmlegion on social media and download the Legion FC app for all updates!

Pat Byington
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.

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