The 73rd Annual Magic City Classic-More Than Just Football

magic city CLASSICThe $500,000 investment Birmingham contributes to the 73rd Annual Magic City Classic is all about helping students. Councilors presented both Alabama State University and Alabama A & M with more than $146,000 in scholarship money to the delight of 60,000 people in the stands at Legion Field. Council President Johnathan Austin says the goal is to ensure they’re managing the city with citizens in mind. The Classic is estimated to generate $26 million. Along with cheering on the team from the sidelines, councilors met with celebrity ambassadors Bell Biv Devoe and enjoyed the always much anticipated halftime extravaganza featuring the Marching Hornets and the Marching Maroon and White Band. Councilors say win or lose, they want this camaraderie going strong in Birmingham for years to come. For more information visit: