We saw the true meaning of the Magic City Classic when the Alabama A&M band spelled out “Cupcake”

2019 Magic City Classic. Alabama A&M University Marching Band spelling out Cup Cake in memory of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

The mood at the Thursday press conference for the 78th Annual Magic City Classic was somber.  The evening before, after a week of Amber Alerts and searching, Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, a little 3 year old girl who had been abducted from a birthday party was found dead in a landfill.

Birmingham was heartbroken.

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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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