5 things that will help you prepare and have an eventful Magic City Classic

The Magic City Classic is on October 27. Get ready for one of the biggest rivalries in Alabama as ASU plays Alabama A&M at Legion Field. Photo via Magic City Classic on Facebook

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. 

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The Iron City Showdown coming to the BJCC this Tuesday, October 2

The Iron City Showdown is the first NBA exhibition to come to Birmingham in 12 years! Photo by The Iron City Showdown’s Facebook

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. 

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AT&T adds 26 zones of capacity to increase cellular service at Bryant-Denny

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Inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. Photo via University of Alabama Athletics

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!

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New Birmingham Legion Football Club head coach Tom Soehn calls for fanbase to be team’s 12th man

General Manager Jay Heaps with new head coach Tom Soehn. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

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.

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Viral video of truck nearly running over cyclists shocks Birmingham. Here are helpful cycling tips to stay safe.

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Cyclists rolling out of Railroad Park on a either a 30 or 60-mile route.

Let’s be upfront about this. Riding a bike in Birmingham can sometimes be  very dangerous and that is just plain wrong.

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Meet Micah Morgan, the Birmingham ultra runner who conquered the world’s hardest race. PLUS, try her 2 fave bakeries for carbo-loading.

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Micah Morgan and crew at the Badwater 135. Photo via Cadence Run Coaching

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.)

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Birmingham soccer community rejoicing return of hometown hero Chandler Hoffman as first Legion player

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Photo from Birmingham Legion Facebook page.

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.

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10 sports analytics insights from ESPN’s Ben Alamar at Sloss Sport 2018

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ESPN’s Ben Alamar speaks at Sloss Sport 2018. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

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.

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Surprise! Birmingham ranked 4th nationally in TV viewership on the opening day of the World Cup.

American Outlaws at the U.S. v Haiti Women’s Friendly at Legion Field. Photo by Pat Byington.

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.

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This story featuring Sheffield’s Tonya Cohen is all you need to know about Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center

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Tonya Cohen teaches dance and lives an active lifestyle. Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center made all the difference in her partial knee-replacement surgery. Photo submitted.

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8 World Cup predictions from local soccer experts, including the Birmingham Legion

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

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.

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5 reasons you need to get your ticket today for the 46th Annual Southern League All-Star Game at Regions Field

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Birmingham Barons Southern League All-Star Eloy Jimenez. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Barons.

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.”

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Birmingham to join the Alliance of American Football. Can you name the 6 previous Magic City pro football teams over the past 40 years?

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Legion Field – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

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.

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