As a part of Bham Now’s neighborhood series, we’re shining a spotlight on Birmingham’s Smithfield community. Keep reading to learn more about this historic area including Bethel House, A.H. Parker High School and gearing up for The World Games 2021.Continue reading “A spotlight on Birmingham’s Smithfield community—where history hides in plain sight”
Come July 2021, all eyes will be on Birmingham for the World Games 2021. 3,600 of the world’s best athletes from 110 countries are coming right here to the Magic City. The city’s gearing up for this pivotal event and the countdown has begun!Continue reading “The countdown to the World Games 2021 begins”
The City of Birmingham, the Parks and Recreation Board and The World Games 2021 recently came to an agreement about which Birmingham venues would host events for the upcoming World Games. Here are five locations where you can witness The World Games, July 15-25!Continue reading “5 Birmingham venues approved for events during 2021 World Games”
West End holds remnants of Birmingham’s history from before Birmingham was even a city. This neighborhood is where the magic all started and where it continues to shine! Let’s take a walk through the historic West End community.Continue reading “7 Things to Know and Love About Birmingham’s West End”
It’s that time of year again, folks. There is sooo much happening at Birmingham’s 2019 Magic City Classic, and here is what you need to know to get the most out of it.Continue reading “5 things you need to know about the 2019 Magic City Classic on Oct. 26th”
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.
With the passing of Billy Graham this week, Birmingham is remembering the time the beloved evangelist spoke to tens of thousands at Legion Field in 1964 and 1972.
90 years ago one of the first games played at Legion Field in Birmingham was the Tide facing Georgia. Here we are nine decades later, the rivalries are still as fierce as ever, but the stadium that hosted that game, is facing an uncertain future.
According to ESPN FC, the United Bid Committee (US/Canada/Mexico) for the 2026 World Cup announced a proposed list of 49 cities under consideration to host games for the world’s largest sporting event.
Birmingham’s Legion Field is on the list.
You won’t want to miss your chance to see UAB Football back on Legion Field this Saturday. This Spring Game will be the highlight of your weekend.
Last week, while taking photos of Legion Field, in the midst of a vast asphalt parking lot on the north side of the stadium, stands a small green patch of planted, well kept, overlapping shade trees and vines, with two metal park benches and a monument in front.
With the SEC championship game being played once again today in Atlanta between Alabama and Florida, we took a quick visit to the place where the inaugural SEC championship game was played 24 years ago –Legion Field.
It was a gray and chilly day when we took these photos today (Dec. 3, 2016) much like it was back on December 5, 1992. Interestingly, just like today’s 2016 Alabama team, the 1992 Crimson Tide was undefeated coming into the game, and was needing a win to play for the national championship. Florida’s 1992 team also had 3 defeats on it’s record, the same as this 2016 Gators.
Another fact. 83,091 people attended the game in 1992. Today, Legion Field’s capacity is considerably smaller at 71, 594.
Enjoy the pictures and memories.
A good friend of mine once described the Magic City Classic as the world’s largest “family reunion.”
For this year’s 75th Anniversary that means an anticipated crowd of 100,000 people attending pre and post game events and of course the big game between Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University.