Pro Indoor Soccer Team coming to Pelham in 2024

Indoor Soccer
Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena (City of Pelham)

The Birmingham metro area is adding a new national professional soccer team.

The National Indoor Soccer League (NISL) has named Magic City SC as its second expansion team to join the league for the upcoming 2024 season. 

The new team will call the Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena its home, joining the Birmingham Bulls as the 2nd pro team to play at the busy venue.

“On behalf of the City of Pelham and Venuworks of Pelham, we welcome  Magic City SC and the NISL to the Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena. We are delighted to add a second professional sports franchise to our facility and can’t wait to get the season started.  Having the ability for fans to not only watch professional indoor soccer at our facility, but also play here is very exciting for us.”

~ Seth Greenberg, Executive Director, Pelham Civic Complex

Details about the upcoming 2024 season

The NISL season is set to kick off in January 2024.

There will be both a men’s and women’s teams with 8 doubleheader home matches and 16 total for the season between January  to May.

The current roster of teams includes:

  • Central FL Crusaders (Orlando)
  • Columbus Rapids (Georgia)
  • Fayetteville Fury (North Carolina)
  • Memphis Americans
  • Tampa Bay Strikers
  • An upcoming team from Albany, Georgia. 

“The addition of Magic City SC to the NISL family marks a significant milestone in our league’s growth,” said Gary Tufford, Commissioner of the NISL. “We are excited to welcome the team to the league and are confident that their presence will enhance the level of competition and entertainment that our fans have come to expect.” 

Season tickets info

Season tickets start at $120 for all 8 regular season double headers.  Full season tickets are now on sale and can be purchased here:

For more information about Magic City SC visit and the NISL, please visit

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Pat Byington
Pat Byington

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