Magic City Classic

Larry Fitzgerald (in blue) catches a pass while Cortland Finnegan (in red) plays defense at the 2009 Pro Bowl.

Annual American football "classic" that features Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University, the two largest historically black universities in the state.

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Legion Field

Outdoor stadium in the southeastern United States in Birmingham, Alabama, primarily designed to be used as a venue for American football, but occasionally used for other large outdoor events.

Aerial view in 2015
Memorial: "The Bear"
Exterior, from Graymont Avenue
Before the upper deck came down
Old scoreboard
Satellite view, 2004

The annual Magic City Classic between Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University has been played here since 1946.

Birmingham, Alabama

City in the north central region of the U.S. state of Alabama.

Child labor at Avondale Mills in Birmingham, 1910, photo by Lewis Hine
L&N rail yard at Birmingham, ca. 1900
Panorama of Birmingham, Alabama in 1916
16th Street Baptist Church, now a National Historic Landmark
Birmingham skyline at night from atop the City Federal Building, July 1, 2015
Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge
Birmingham skyline
St. Paul's Cathedral in downtown Birmingham
AT&T City Center in downtown
The Alabama Theatre, 2010
The Sloss Furnaces
Joe Minter's African Village in America is a half-acre visionary art environment near downtown Birmingham.
The Vulcan statue on a pedestal in Vulcan Park atop Red Mountain
Regions Field is the home to the Birmingham Barons baseball team
Woodlawn High School, a magnet high school
Railroad Park near downtown
Interstate 59 (co-signed with Interstate 20) approaching Interstate 65 in downtown Birmingham

Birmingham's Legion Field has hosted several college football postseason bowl games, including the Dixie Bowl (1948–49), the Hall of Fame Classic (1977–85), the All-American Bowl (1986–90), the SEC Championship Game (1992–93), the SWAC Championship Game (1999–present), the Magic City Classic and, most recently, the Birmingham Bowl (formerly the Bowl, 2006–present).

Bayou Classic

Annual college football game between the Grambling State University Tigers and the Southern University Jaguars, first held under that name in 1974 at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, although the series itself actually began in 1932.

Hurricane Katrina brought some challenges, first with a one-year move to Houston, then with a slight drop-off in attendance upon the classic's return to New Orleans—all while the Florida Classic and Magic City Classic gained significantly in prominence over that same time period.

William A. Bell

American politician who served as the 33rd mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, from 2010 to 2017.

Bell in 2015

After his loss, Bell appeared onstage at the Magic City Classic alongside T.I. and declared that Woodfin would take Birmingham "to the motherfucking top."

Alabama State Hornets football

The Alabama State Hornets are the college football team representing the Alabama State University.

The Magic City Classic is the highest attended and most anticipated regular season ASU football game every year.

Alabama A&M Bulldogs football

The Alabama A&M Bulldogs are the college football team representing the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University.

The Alabama State Hornets are A&M's arch-rival as the teams play annually in the Magic City Classic on the last Saturday in October at Historic Legion Field.

Arabia Mountain High School

Located on the edge of the Arabia Mountain green space in Lithonia, Georgia, United States.

A quarry at Arabia Mountain, c. undefined 1910

Led by Monica Fogg, the Arabia Mountain Marching Rams have performed in the High Stepping Nationals, Atlanta Football Classic Parade, Clark Atlanta University Homecoming Parade, Florida Classic Parade, and Magic City Classic Parade.

Douglass High School (Atlanta)

Public school located in northwest Atlanta, Georgia, United States, bordering the Collier Heights and Center Hill communities.

Front entrance
Inside the gymnasium
Inside the old gymnasium
Outside the new gymnasium

The band has made trips to Philadelphia, Nashville, Florida, Bermuda, Magic City Classic, the Florida Classic in Orlando, and to the nation's second largest St. Patrick's Day parade, in Savannah.