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Birmingham Legion FC is an professional soccer club based in Birmingham, Alabama, that competes in the USL Championship, the second division of American soccer. The team was established in August 2017 and began their first professional season on March 10, 2019.
The Birmingham Barons are a Minor League Baseball team based in Birmingham, Alabama. The team, which is a affiliate of the Chicago White Sox and plays at Regions Field in downtown Birmingham.
UAB is the 3rd largest university in Alabama with over 22,000 students. In addition, UAB is the largest employer in Alabama with over 24,000 employees. The school has been named the number one young university in the country. UAB is a powerful economic engine for Birmingham and the state of Alabama. UAB is home to championship athletic programs. The football team was the most recent champion by winning the Conference USA Championship in 2018.
Alabama is the largest university in the state of Alabama with almost 40,000 students enrolled. Alabama is home to the #1 football program in the country. (All time rankings-ESPN) The university is in Tuscaloosa which is 45 minutes from downtown Birmingham.