Let's Get Ready to Rumble: The 70th Annual Magic City Classic 2011

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Let's Get Ready to Rumble:  The 70th Annual Magic City Classic 2011

The Magic City Classic is the longest running competition among historically black college rivals:  Alabama State University and Alabama A & M.

Every year, alumni and friends from all over the country convene on the streets of Birmingham for a fun filled week (or weekend).  Every year is like a family reunion.

State Farm Insurance officially kick start the event with its press conference on Wednesday, October 26th at 10:00 (State Farm Headquarters on Lakeshore Drive).

On Thursday, October 27th, it ain't nuttin' but a party beginning at 7:30pm with the Magic City Classica Alumni Pep Rally at the B & A Warehouse.  Admission is $10)

Friday morning at 7:30, there's the Magic City Classic  Scholarship Breakfast at the Harbert Center.

And of course on game day, events start at 8:am and don't stop until the lights are out.                                                                       

Saturday, October  29

· 8:00am McDonald’s Magic City Classic Parade – Downtown Birmingham

· 11:00am Coors Light Pre-game Tailgate Party/Sponsor Village – Legion Field

· 2:30pm 70th Annual State Farm Magic City Classic presented by Coca Cola  Legion FieldAlabama A&M University vs. Alabama State University Tickets $44 and are available online.

· Halftime Half-Time Show featuring Alabama State University & Alabama  A&M University band performances (Between me and you, this is why people really come to the game).

Legion Field Seating


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John McCormack, CRS
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Hi Charita -

Sounds like a rumbling good time to me!  Hope you enjoy your rival game.  I'm sure it will be a ton of fun!

My wife being from Alabama is all about Bama football and on Saturdays you might as well forget her doing much except being glued to the tube following SEC football.  You people in the south get serious about your football.... LOL... Roll Tide Roll. 

Best regards from the Q

Oct 20, 2011 03:51 AM #1
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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My wife would definitely agree with you regarding the band performances, Charita.  She's always moaning about the fact that most TV coverage of the games does NOT include the half-time performance any longer as it did in the past.  Those kids work for weeks on their performance, just as the athletes do!  They deserve some recognition too.  Hope you get a chance to enjoy a piece of the festivities ...


Oct 20, 2011 04:11 AM #2
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

John, Alabama has some serious (college) football fans here.  I come from a pro sports town and still have not quite gotten use to the fact that a pro ball team would not stand a chance in Alabama unless they were playing against Alabama or Auburn.

Gene, I don't really think anyone goes to see the games (seriously).  The Magic City Classic was once known as the fashion show (in the days when I was going).  Folks would be decked out in mink coats, jewelry and dressed to the nines.  It was like "Game? What Game?"  At any rate, it's a huge event and a lot of fun.  And the 1/2 time show, is off the chain as the kids say.

Oct 20, 2011 04:37 AM #3
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Oh wow Charita!  That looks like it's going to be a lot of fun!  I noticed in your comment above that it was more about fashion then the game, is it still that way?  Either way, it looks to be a major event with a parade and everything :)!  I bet Birmingham gets really busy this weekend :)! 

Oct 20, 2011 04:55 AM #4
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Charita, we know how important football is in Alabama...I like the idea of placing a seating chart in your post.

Oct 20, 2011 02:40 PM #5
Scott Hayes
(512) 786-8300 - Austin, TX
Realty Austin, Broker Associate


I was in New Orleans during the Bayou Classic several years ago. These weekends are a great time, and as you write, similar to a family reunion. Wish I as nearby, so I could go to the Magic City Classic.

Oct 21, 2011 02:20 AM #6
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