7 Reasons to Hammer Down & go to a Birmingham Legion FC Match, starting March 26th

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Enzo Martinez header vs. the Tampa Bay Rowdies (Nick Case / Bham Now)

I must admit that while I have always been a sports fan and love watching athletic events live, I have never experienced a professional soccer—pardon, fútbol match before. I’ve seen the excitement of the international phenomenon as an outsider, but the Birmingham Legion FC home opener on March 13th vs. the Tampa Bay Rowdies was my first immersive experience. Let me tell you…it was everything I hoped for and more!

Before I get into what you can expect, here are the details on the Legion’s next home game this Saturday.

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Get your tickets to see the Three Sparks now! (Legion Facebook)

Birmingham Legion FC vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

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Head out to Good People to cheer on the USA! (Legion Facebook)

Tonight (March 24th) at Good People Brewing Co, the Birmingham Legion will be in attendance for the USA Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT) vs. Mexico World Cup Qualifying Game Watch Party at 7pm (Game starts at 9pm). 

***They will be giving away new T-shirts + other prizes! Also, anyone that wears Legion gear and US gear/colors to the game on Saturday can get onto the field after the game for a picture!

1. Cheer On + Support The Most Elite Soccer Players In The Sport

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Meet Birmingham’s finest soccer players (Legion Facebook)

Launched in 2018 as an expansion member of the USL Championship, Birmingham Legion FC is the Magic City’s first and only locally-owned and operated professional soccer franchise. Our players come from all over the World including Brazil, Ghana, Senegal, Croatia, Uruguay, Haiti and others. Let me tell you from an up-close experience—they are really good!

2. The Magic City Brigade

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Magic City Brigade section (Nick Case / Bham Now)

These self-proclaimed Legion fanatics provide so much fun & atmosphere to the match with their drum-banging, whistling, horn-blowing, singing and razzing on the opponents—especially the opposing goal keeper. The Brigade is a constant (literally drum-banging the entire match) source of encouragement for our players + entertainment for our fans.

3. Surprise Special Celebrity Guests  

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Alabama Crimson Tide Great, Trent Richardson (Nick Case / Bham Now)

The last home match featured a halftime “shootout’ with several celebs, including Alabama football great running back, Trent Richardson, Alabama native and musical artist Mooski, comedian Funny Maine and the guys from SEC Shorts + JAMZ FM’s Nu York. Come see which celebrities you can see next!

4. New Digs at Protective Stadium

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Protective Stadium Signs (Legion Facebook)

The latest Birmingham venue, Protective Stadium is now hosting our own Legion FC. It features brand new seating and a state of the art Jumbo-tron scoreboard and much more. It will also be a venue for the upcoming 2022 World Games July 7-17th. 

5. Specialized Food & Beverages!

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Sloss Dog with all the fixin’s. (Protective Stadium)

What’s an outing without the most delicious food & beverage options available to satisfy your cravings!

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The Magic Dragon Signature Cocktail with Dread River Vodka. (Protective Stadium)

6. Come for the soccer, stay for the skirmishes

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Just chatting about the weather. (Nick Case / Bham Now)

To say soccer players and fans are passionate about the game is an understatement. It’s one of the elements which makes it so exciting + entertaining. Whether it’s a red card or yellow card for tripping, tackling, holding, a player tussle or a bad call from the ref—there are emotions aplenty at a game. 

7. Meet the Players + Get Autographs

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Eli Crognale signing autographs (Nick Case / Bham Now)

Now that we’ve convinced you, go get your tickets now!

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