HBCU rivals, Alabama State University (ASU) and Alabama A&M University (AAMU) will go head-to-head this Saturday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. Football fans and supporters can purchase tickets on the Magic City Classic website now before they’re sold out.
The biggest event in Birmingham for the ASU Hornets and the A&M Bulldogs, the Magic City Classic was indeed missed by fans due to the global shutdown. As officials seek to maintain patrons’ safety in the ongoing pandemic, the fun resumes in 2021 in several unique ways.
Tickets will be provided electronically and must be shown via a smartphone device to enter Legion Field on Saturday.
Seating is also limited due to COVID-19. Therefore, patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets quickly. If tickets run out, fans will be able watch the game broadcast live on ESPNU (check your local cable listings).
In addition, fans should visit the venue page here for the 2021 stadium bag policy and a list of prohibited items prior to heading out. Below is a list of scheduled events leading up to the big game, which will be updated as needed.
- $35 per ticket
- All ages must be ticketed for the football game
Legion Field Stadium
400 Graymont Avenue West
Birmingham, AL 35204
On Friday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m., The Classic Kickoff will bring on homegrown laughs and freebies for viewers while raising needed funds for the rival schools.
Attendees will join Birmingham’s own, comedian Roy Wood, Jr. of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and NYC’s DJ Traci Steele of Love & Hip Hop live via a web link. The link will be posted to social media pages immediately before the event Friday.
The Classic Kickoff will go virtual as it raises funds for both AAMU and ASU. Patrons will have a chance to try a free Crispy Chicken Sandwich and win a Mini iPad, compliments of McDonald’s.
Viewers will be able to donate to the fundraiser by sending a text to 205-557-2572, or they can make a donation via the Ma gic City Classic GivingFuel website.
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will present the Pregame Happy Hour Members-Only Social on Saturday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. on its Courtyard.
Hosted by new, Interim President/CEO, DeJuana Thompson, and Membership Coordinator, Moya Morgan, Pregame Happy Hour will offer happy-hour refreshments, and after-hours access to tour BCRI galleries. The event will feature a cash bar, live entertainment, and an opportunity to socialize prior to kick-off.
Members can bring a guest for $10 at the door, and 2021 membership cards will be available for pick up. Space is limited, so members are asked to RSVP here on Eventbrite, and non-members may become a BCRI Member here.
- Free for current BCRI Members
- $10 for each guest of a BCRI Member
520 16th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203