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Birmingham Legion FC postpones franchise opener

By Legion FC Communications Team, 03/07/19, 12:30PM CST


Threat of severe weather leads to new date and time: Sunday, March 10 at 4:00 pm CT

BIRMINGHAM, AL. (March 7, 2019) – Birmingham Legion FC announced today the a new date and time for the franchise opener. In consideration of severe weather expected Saturday, the club will now host Bethlehem Steel FC on Sunday, March 10 at 4:00 pm CT. Gates to BBVA Compass Field will open at 2:00 pm for pre-game festivities, including music, interactive games and happy hour prices on food and drink. 

“The safety of our fans and players are of paramount concern,” said Legion FC President and General Manager Jay Heaps. “Given tragic recent events, this is not a decision we take lightly and have factored information from the National Weather Service and local authorities. We remain anxious for the start of our inaugural season and look forward to Sunday!”

Tickets to Saturday’s originally scheduled match will be honored at the gate on Sunday. Those with a scheduling conflict should contact Legion FC at 205-600-4635 or e-mail Those wishing to buy tickets to Sunday’s re-scheduled date should visit The match will still be televised locally on My68.

About Birmingham Legion FC
Set to debut as an expansion member of the United Soccer League, Birmingham Legion FC is the Magic City’s first and only locally owned and operated professional soccer franchise. The club will play home matches at a newly renovated BBVA Compass Field, on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, beginning in March. For ticket information and to purchase official Legion FC merchandise, please visit Supporters are encouraged to follow @bhmlegion on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest club news.

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