Community leaders celebrate regional cooperation at BJCC Multi-Use Stadium groundbreaking

Groundbreaking for the BJCC Multi-Use Stadium. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Regional cooperation.

That was the most common statement used at today’s groundbreaking on the site of the new Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center (BJCC) Multi-Use Stadium.

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Don’t let the holidays get you down with a few of Birmingham’s newest gyms including Nexus Fitness

One of the newest gyms in town, Nexus Fitness is all about supportive community. Photo provided by Nexus Fitness’ instagram

The holidays can be tricky and all the focus on food can be overwhelming for some, but there’s always a new day to get out there and try our best, to become our best selves.

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Cricket in Birmingham? We discovered the world’s 3rd most popular sport at East Lake Park

Cricket in Birmingham. Photo from the Birmingham Thunder Facebook page

Here is a trivia question. Name the 3 most popular sports on earth.  Everyone knows soccer is the world’s most favored sport. Second place? Basketball.  Now, here is the tricky one. Number 3 is…. Cricket (sorry American football is #12).

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UAB Football is one of the biggest comeback stories in college football history

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Blaze statue at the UAB Collat School of Business building. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

It is one of the biggest comebacks in college football history. In four years, UAB Football has gone from being disbanded to winning a Conference USA Division title and notching a Top 25 ranking in the National Coaches Poll.

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University of Alabama Linebacker Mack Wilson dedicating today’s LSU game to local heart transplant recipient

Screenshot of Mack Wilson , University of Alabama Linebacker who is dedicating today’s game against LSU to Helen Abele.

University of Alabama star linebacker  Mack Wilson is dedicating tonight’s LSU game to Helen Abele, an Altamont School student who received a heart transplant yesterday at Children’s of Alabama.

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NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans to establish a Birmingham G League team in 2022

Representatives of the New Orleans Pelicans, Mayor Woodfin and the BJCC’s Tad Snider. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Yesterday, the New Orleans Pelicans and the NBA G League announced that the Pelicans have acquired the right to own and operate an NBA G League team that will play in Birmingham at Legacy Arena for the 2022-2023 season.

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The 2021 Birmingham World Games announces three huge sponsors at 1,000 day countdown celebration


Birmingham big-wigs posing with the first countdown clock for the 2021 Birmingham World Games. Photo by theworldgames2021.com

Birmingham locals and influencers celebrated the 1,000 day-countdown until the World Games 2021 in Birmingham on Friday, October 19, where they announced the three main sponsors for this event. Alabama Power, Protective Life and Regions Bank pledged to sponsor the games, which are set for July 15-25, 2021.

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Playing for the names on their backs. UAB football and Children’s Harbor inspires Birmingham

Photo from UAB Athletics Facebook page.

Today’s UAB Homecoming football game is more than a match-up between the top two teams in Conference USA. It is the game, the UAB football players play for the children and families at Children’s Harbor. A game they will remember for the rest of their lives.

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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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