Magic City Classic IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The Birmingham Police Department reports that due to the anticipation of high fan turnout, it is suggested that everyone make preparations to arrive at the stadium as early as possible. If possible, tickets should be purchased in advance to help
alleviate congestion.  There will be limited parking at the stadium during the game.
Starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 26th, vehicular traffic is prohibited inside the perimeter without the proper permit. It is strongly recommended that fans take advantage of the FREE shuttle system this year.  Fans can enjoy a FREE shuttle ride to and from Legion Field from one of the following three locations:

BIRMINGHAM CROSSPLEX (Formerly ALABAMA STATE FAIRGROUNDS)
2331 Bessemer Road
9 a.m. – 30 minutes after post game concert
20 minute estimated shuttle ride

SHERATON HOTEL – BJCC COMPLEX
2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard
12 p.m. – 30 minutes after post game concert
15 minute estimated shuttle ride

7th AVENUE NORTH & 23rd STREET NORTH – DOWNTOWN
12 p.m. – 30 minutes after post game concert
15 minute estimated shuttle ride

ParkingPARKING AND TRAFFIC CONCERNS

•    We strongly suggest that fans use the FREE shuttle service.
•    Message boards will be set up displaying when the stadium is full.
•    Police Officers will be assigned to all major intersections within a half mile radius of the stadium and in some cases farther.
•    There will be continuous police patrols in the area before, during and after the game.
Gameday parking is extremely limited at Legion Field. Additional parking is available at off site locations.  FREE Shuttle services will be provided to and from the game.  After 9a.m. on the day of the game, vehicular traffic without the proper permit will be prohibited from entering the established perimeter around Legion Field.
PERIMETER CLOSES AT 9A.M. ON GAMEDAY!
NORTH – 20/59
SOUTH – 3rd Avenue W
EAST – Center St.
WEST – Arkadelphia Road
HANDICAP PARKING
Accessible Parking: Parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Day of game parking is available for persons with disabilities in Lot F (off Graymont Avenue). For more information please contact Legion Field at (205) 254-2391.

PARKING FOR TAILGATE VISITORS
Patrons visiting tailgaters must use Lot J, off off Graymont Avenue. The price for parking in this lot will be $20 per vehicle. Lot J will open Thursday, October 24, at 5p.m. and will remain open nightly until 12 midnight. Lot J will close as an alternative lot at 2a.m. on Saturday, October 26. Any vehicle left after the times listed will be towed at owners expense.
ENTERING THE STADIUM

•    You can not bring camcorders or zoom lenses for cameras unless you have a media pass.  You also can not bring coolers, umbrellas, hand-held radios/boom boxes, food, drinks or weapons of any kind into the stadium.
•    Large bags are subject to search.
•    Fans can expect a longer wait in line due to the added safety precautions.

Chief A.C. Roper states, “We continue to review and learn from previous plans implemented for the Magic City Classic events. After carefully studying the previous Magic City Classic plan and post event report, we have assigned officers to specific areas to address any possible security concerns.” The 2013 BPD Magic City Classic safety plans include 84 officers assigned to provide security for the Magic City Classic parade. Also assigned are 212 officers to address traffic, parking gates and tailgating around the stadium. In addition, 116 officers are assigned to work inside the stadium during the game.
Chief A.C. Roper states, “The Birmingham Police Department’s command staff has generated a strategic security plan to ensure the safety of visitors, fans and citizens attending the events surrounding the Magic City Classic.  It is our goal to make certain that those attending the parade and football game have a pleasing experience while maintaining a safe environment for those events.”
TAILGATING – EXPERIENCE IT HERE!

Tailgating at the Magic City Classic has become as big as the actual game itself! Burgers, Hotdogs. Chicken, Frog Legs and everything in between can be found cooking on the grill, days before the game even takes place.

TAILGATING/RECREATIONAL SPACES ARE $140 per 20′ x 40′ SPACE*
*Only one (1) car and (1) RV will be allowed in the recreational space
OR
*Only two (2) cars and one (1) – 10×10 Tent will be allow in the recreational space

*PLEASE NOTE:Tents and RVs must fit within the designated area and there can only be one (1) car and one (1) RV OR two (2) cars and one (1) – 10×10 tent within the Recreational spaces. A vehicle must be in the Recreational Space at all times with parking decal visibly displayed and affixed to the driver’s side windshield. Any vehicle without a parking pass adequately displayed on the driver’s side windshield will be removed at owners expense.Please follow all the tailgating guidelines listed below.
TAILGATING GUIDELINES:
•    Fire lanes must be maintained at all times. Any automobiles, tents, or RV’s blocking fire lanes will be removed. Any vehicle removed will be towed by a wrecker service. All expenses for towing and storage shall be transferred to the owner. There will be no refunds for this violation.
•    You WILL NOT BE allowed to return to the parking lot without your parking pass. If you leave the tailgate parking lot for any reason, you must return to the parking lot by 8:00am on game day to guarantee re-entry.
•    AAA Solutions will be the sole provider of all portable toilets, hand wash stations, and RV pump services. Call 205-841-1119 for more information. Said fees are listed below:
◦    PORTABLE TOILET $ 75
◦    HANDICAP PORTABLE TOILET $110
◦    RV PUMP SERVICE $ 35 per service
◦    HAND WASH STATION $ 75 *NO OTHER PORTABLE TOILET VENDOR WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS OF LEGION FIELD*
•    Recreation Spaces may not be saved or roped off
•    Policy will be strictly enforced
•    No stages or Tractor Trailers will be allowed in the parking lots
•    You will not be allowed re-entry into the lot unless your vehicle has a parking decal (NO EXCEPTIONS)
•    For all questions regarding tailgating please contact Legion Field directly at 205-254-2391
PARKING FOR TAILGATE VISITORS
Patrons visiting tailgaters must use Lot J, off of Graymont Avenue. The price for parking in this lot will be $2 per vehicle. Lot J will open Thursday, October 24th, at 5p.m. and will remain open nightly until 12 midnight. Lot J will close as an alternative lot at 2a.m. on Saturday, October 26th. Any vehicle left after the times listed will be towed at owners expense.
GAME DAY PARKING
Game day parking is extremely limited at Legion Field Stadium. Additional parking is available at off site locations. FREE Shuttle services will be provided to and from the game.

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