Birmingham Legion and UAB seal deal on joint use of BBVA Compass Field

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Rendering of the expanded BBVA Field on the UAB campus.
The Birmingham Legion Football Club (FC) announced that it is partnering with UAB to house its USL professional soccer team at BBVA Field, which is the present location of the UAB Blazers soccer team.  The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees made the decision final last Friday.

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Birmingham area high school football recruits make decisions, commitments

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Via- www.firstandmonday.com

It’s that time of year again, February 7, National Signing Day. All over the country young high school football stars are being paid lots of attention by eager recruiters from large programs and smaller ones. Meet a few of our local athletes. Perhaps they will go on to be household names someday! Continue reading “Birmingham area high school football recruits make decisions, commitments”

Birmingham Legion Football Club hires former MLS player and head coach as new President/GM

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Birmingham Legion Football Club ownership group and leadership team with Mayor Randall Woodfin. New Legion President/GM Jay Heaps is on Woodfin’s left. Photo by Hamid Al-Diagan

In front of a filled to capacity room of supporters at Good People Brewing Company, Birmingham Legion Football Club (FC) announced Jay Heaps – former Major League Soccer (MLS) player and former head coach for the New England Revolution – as president and general manager of its professional United Soccer League (USL) team.

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Is Birmingham Legion F.C. the right name for our new pro soccer team?

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Photo of the American Outlaws section at the U.S. vs Haiti Women’s friendly 2015 at Legion Field, via Facebook

Barca. Tottenham Hotspurs. Seattle Sounders. ManU. New York Cosmos.

Getting the right name for a soccer team is really important.  It sets the tone for the entire club and fan base.

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Birmingham area native ROTC Cadet is surprise guest of President Trump at National Championship

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Left to right – Austin Griswold, President Trump and Ben Klein

This past Monday, University of Alabama ROTC Cadet and Birmingham area native Ben Klein was not expecting to attend the National Championship game in Atlanta. In fact, he planned to cheer for the Tide with some friends at home in Tuscaloosa.

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Alabama Symphony celebrates Alabama’s National Championship with special offer on “We are the Champions” concert

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The Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is celebrating the University of Alabama’s 17th National Championship with a 26% discount on their upcoming “We are the Champions” concert dedicated to inspirational sports music.

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Aloha! Alabama wins National Championship in epic OT comeback

Tua Tagovailoa heir apparent. Via- Sports Illustrated.
Aloha Alabama!

Full disclosure: I’m a Georgia fan, the only one on Bham Now’s staff. I felt certain at half-time that my Georgia Bulldogs would claim this championship title. They looked great, and were taking early command.

But then the Tide turned to it’s future: true freshman quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, and made magic happen. Last night’s  match-up cements Bama’s place in sports history as the undeniable, greatest football dynasty ever. And Alabama has an exciting Hawaiian import. 

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Last minute tickets for National Championship game can still be found if you’ve got a bucket load of cash

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There are still some tickets available! The College Football National Championship game is tonight at 8:00 pm. The Crimson Tide will meet the Georgia Bulldogs, in an all SEC national championship in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA.

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Birmingham Bowl teams make memorable visit to Children’s of Alabama

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Texas Tech’s Mychealon Thomas and a child at Children’s of Alabama, photo by Bham Now

Nothing is more heartwarming than seeing a 325 -pound defensive linemen slowly bend down to sit at a table next to a little boy who is a patient at Children’s of Alabama and start drawing and decorating a paper Christmas tree.

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