A few weeks ago it was announced by the city of Birmingham that there is a budget of $800,000 for the Annual 77th Magic City Classic. The event is the largest HBCU football game, between Alabama A&M University (AAMU) and Alabama State University (ASU) with an estimate of 100,000 people in attendance every year.
Attention all NBA fans! Being a professional basketball supporter in Birmingham can be a struggle. Especially since there’s no local team to support. Many of us have never even been to an NBA game. Well, thanks to the BBVA Compass Iron City Showdown, that could change pretty soon.
The Iron City Showdown is an NBA exhibition game that will take place at the BJCC’s Legacy Arena this Tuesday, October 2, at 7pm. The Houston Rockets will face the Memphis Grizzlies in Birmingham’s first professional basketball game in 12 years.Continue reading “The Iron City Showdown coming to the BJCC this Tuesday, October 2”
Have you ever been to a large venue like a football game and you’re not able to post that cute selfie you just took? Then you think to yourself … how is it 2018 and your larger than life cell provider is not able to give you proper service while being around a million people? Well, if you’ve been that person before while at Bryant-Denny Stadium then you may have an opportunity to finally post that selfie!
Members of the Magic City Brigade, the supporters group for the Birmingham Legion Football Club, were smiling from ear to ear during the announcement of Tom Soehn, as the first head coach for the Legion.
Let’s be upfront about this. Riding a bike in Birmingham can sometimes be very dangerous and that is just plain wrong.
The UAB football program made its much anticipated comeback last year after a two year hiatus, and they came back with a vengeance.
The Badwater 135 is a grueling 135-mile (217-kilometer) ultramarathon from Death Valley to the summit of Mt. Whitney in California. From July 23-25, 2018, Birmingham’s own Micah Morgan came and conquered the race. Clocking in at 30 hours and nine minutes, she finished third in the female division and ninth overall. Learn how she trained, and find out where she fuels up in the ‘Ham. (Hint: think cupcakes.)Continue reading “Meet Micah Morgan, the Birmingham ultra runner who conquered the world’s hardest race. PLUS, try her 2 fave bakeries for carbo-loading.”
Birmingham Legion F.C. rocked the local Magic City soccer community on Monday with the announcement that their first player to join the USL team will be hometown hero Chandler Hoffman.
Who says only Babe Ruff, the Barons fun-loving canine mascot, can attend baseball games? Nothing beats hanging out at the ballpark with friends, family and man’s best friend.
How does big data change the way we watch, play, coach and work in sports? Ben Alamar, ESPN director of sports analytics, addressed that question Thursday during his keynote speech at Sloss Sport 2018, hosted by Knight Eady at Regions Field on Thursday. Part of Birmingham Innovation Week, the inaugural conference welcomed 200 attendees from across the Southeast.
According to the Washington Post, the Birmingham metro media market ranked 4th nationally in TV viewership for the opening World Cup game between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Injured? It’s time for your comeback.
In just a few hours, the productivity of the entire world is about to decrease for an entire month. It is not because of war, famine or a breakdown in the global economic system. Today, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals in Russia begins.
If you love baseball, the upcoming 46th Annual Southern League All-Star game hosted by the Birmingham Barons is a modern day “Field of Dreams.”
According to ESPN, Birmingham will be the seventh city with a team in the new Alliance of American Football. The Magic City joins San Diego, Atlanta, Orlando, Memphis, Salt Lake City and Phoenix.