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Matchday Timeline: Everything you need to know for Saturday, February 8

By Clayton Humphries, 02/05/20, 7:00PM CST


Legion FC v. Atlanta United FC kicks off at BBVA Field at 3:30PM CT

BIRMINGHAM, AL (Feb. 5, 2020) – Birmingham Legion FC takes on Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United FC this Saturday at 3:30pm CT at BBVA Field in downtown Birmingham.

Saturday’s events begin with the Fan Experience at Bessie Estell Park from 10am to 2pm. The UAB Men’s and Women’s soccer teams will lead a soccer skills clinic at 10am for kids aged 10 and under. A FIFA gaming truck will be on site for the event, as will multiple food trucks like the Dirty Red, Vintage Comfort, and Heavenly Donuts, among others. In addition, the Legion FC Supporter’s Group, the Magic City Brigade, will be in the park welcoming any and all tailgaters ahead of the game.

A live performance by the Billy Gant Band is set for 12pm. The group is a high energy, classic rock cover band that will hit all your favorites from the 80’s and 90’s, as well as today’s Top 40 hits.

Gates to BBVA Field will open at 2pm for fans to enter the Legion FC Plaza and enjoy access to drinks, concessions, Legion FC merchandise, and a wider array of food trucks, such as Wasabi Juans, Ruscelli’s, DM Zone, and Cheezin.

Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30pm, and it will be preceded by a coin toss by Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and a National Anthem performance by singer Shelby Darrall.

PARKING ADVISORY: Please plan accordingly, as parking will be limited due to high demand. Download the Clutch! app to reserve your spot for $10 today. You will be able to use your parking spot to attend both the Fan Experience and the match.

Bessie Estell Park is located at 901 8th St S and is within walking distance of BBVA Field. The event is open to the public, and tickets to the Legion FC vs. Atlanta United game are available now at or by calling the Legion FC Ticket Office at 205-791-7145.

Saturday’s Timeline of Events:
-  10:00 AM – Fan Experience at Bessie Estell Park
 10:00 AM – UAB Soccer Skills Clinic
-  12:00 PM – Live performance by Billy Gant Band
 2:00 PM – Gates open to BBVA Field
 3:30 PM – Legion FC v. Atlanta United FC Kickoff

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