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Legion Field, Birmingham

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Legion Field is a stadium in Birmingham, Alabama, United States, primarily designed to be used as a venue for American football, but is occasionally used for other large outdoor events. The stadium is named in honor of the American Legion, a U.S. organization of military veterans and opened in 1927. Since the 2004 removal of the upper deck, Legion Field seats approximately 71,594 spectators. At its peak it seated 83,091 people for football and had the name "Football Capital of the South" emblazoned from the facade on its upper deck. Legion Field is colloquially called "The Old Gray Lady" and "The Gray Lady on Graymont". The stadium's current primary tenant are the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers, a member of Conference USA.Stadium historyConstruction of a 21,000 seat stadium began in 1926 at the cost of $439,000. It was completed in 1927 and named Legion Field in honor of the American Legion. In the stadium's first event, 16,800 fans watched Howard College (now known as Samford University) shut out Birmingham-Southern College 9–0 on November 19, 1927.Over the years, the stadium grew. The expansions didn't follow the designer's initial intent on the stadium becoming a monumental horseshoe-shaped amphitheater. Capacity was increased to 25,000 in 1934 and to 45,000 in 1948, and the bowl was enclosed. In 1961, a 9,000 seat upper deck was added to the east side of the stadium, increasing capacity to 54,600. In 1965, a new press box was built in the stadium and capacity was further increased to 68,821. The first nationally televised night college football game at Legion Field was between Ole Miss and Alabama on October 4, 1969.
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  • we attended the Magic City Classic game, I'm glad we purchased our assign seating early. We were a little off the 50 yard line. The stadium has a policy of handbags, I had a recommend clutch - however...  more »
  • Nothing exceptional. Good experience. Stadium is older but decent. Parking was't too good. More a vendor type atmosphere. Enjoyed the game although it was cold and breezzy.  more »
  • 90 year old stadium which is not the prettiest in the world but is called the Old Grey Lady for a reason. Attended the Birmingham Bowl and found getting to the stadium easy and didnt have to wait long...  more »
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  • Has gone so downhill. It dirty, rundown, and you are pretty sure you will get stabbed or shot while going to or from your car!!! Birmingham needs a new stadium desperately!!!
  • I was attending the #UniverSoulCircus and it was AWESOME!! My granddaughters and I enjoyed ourselves so very much!!
  • Historic stadium that has seen a lot of important sporting events, but it looks like it has seen better days.
  • It is a older football venue. It is located in the city of Birmingham, and the football game was great, but the tailgating wss great. I was told it is the largest tail gate party in America. Going back again.
  • UAB has made thier Return season great, considering how UAT Board of Trustees has supported us. Can't wait to build OUR new house and become the UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM! IT WILL HAPPEN! GO BLAZERS!
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