Exploring Birmingham’s Southwest community + 2 must-try local restaurants

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Have you been to Tip Top Grill? Photo via their Facebook page

As part of Bham Now’s neighborhood series, we’re taking a look at Birmingham’s Southwest community. Southwest has a lot to offer and some of your favorite places may be in this community without you even knowing.

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Donut time! Birmingham Legion FC defeats Memphis and U.S. Soccer hero Tim Howard in opener

Birmingham Legion (in black) take on Memphis 901 FC in the USL Championship League on July 15, 2020. Photo courtesy of Trent Giles

Ok Birmingham – time to make a donut run. 

Birmingham Legion FC pulled off the perfect season opener in front of an ESPN 2 national television audience cruising to a 3-0 victory over arch-rival Memphis 901 at BBVA Field

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Celebrate United Way Community Day with Birmingham Legion FC at home on September 13

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Legion players with clients from United Ability, a United Way partner organization. Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

Want to go out for a great time and support a worthy cause?

Birmingham Legion FC has designated its next home game on Friday, September 13, 7:00pm against St. Louis F.C. at BBVA Field as United Way Community Day.

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Meet Magic City Brigade; Birmingham’s growing ‘soccer family’ of Legion FC supporters. 5 things you need to know

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Magic City Brigade supporters group at BBVA Field (Photo courtesy of Birmingham Legion FC)

When I moved to Birmingham from the UK, I was ecstatic to learn pro-soccer was on the way. I set about getting to know people I could join to watch future games and found Magic City Brigade, the Birmingham Legion FC supporters group who have unwavering loyalty to the team and provide a sea of noise within the stadium. Find out more about the Brigade and how they’ve developed a vibrant community for people who share a common love for soccer in Birmingham.

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Soccer’s Tampa Bay Rowdies and Birmingham are forever connected by fight song

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APRIL 27, 2019 – ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: The Tampa Bay Rowdies match against Charlotte Independence at Al Lang Stadium. The match ended in a 1-1 tie. (Photo by Matt May/Tampa Bay Rowdies)

On Saturday, June 1st, one of U.S. Soccer’s most legendary teams, the Tampa Bay Rowdies will be taking on the Birmingham Legion F.C. at BBVA Field on the campus of UAB.

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5 sporting events in Birmingham, including UAB Football, Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, Bulls and Legion FC

Win two VIP weekend passes to Cocina at the Track tickets to the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at the Barber Motorsports Park April 5-7. (Photo submitted)

Today is perhaps one of the busiest Spring weekends of sporting events in recent memory here in Birmingham. Grand Prix racing, football, soccer, hockey and yes… even College basketball’s Final Four.

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