Football doesn't have to end in the off-season! Find out how the Birmingham Iron and some of the biggest names in football are bringing new rules and modern twists to the game right here in the Magic City!
Professional football returns to the Magic City in early 2019 with the Birmingham Iron participating in the new Alliance of American Football. The team’s two quarterbacks, Luis Perez and former Bama standout Blake Sims say they are extremely excited about this opportunity to extend their playing career with a so-called “second chance.” The Iron will play their first game on Feb. 10, according to the schedule released by the Alliance of American Football. The team will play the Arizona Hotshots at Legion Field. Sunday’s Week 1 action features the head coaching debut of Tim Lewis and Trent Richardson’s return to Alabama as the Iron take on head coach Mike Singletary’s Express defense.
‘One of the driving factors behind the vision of The Alliance was the fact that millions of Americans simply stop watching sports and playing fantasy every February, the moment a Super Bowl champion is crowned. There’s a significant void in the market that will now be filled with top-flight, professional football. The reception thus far in each of our eight markets has been tremendous, and unveiling our season one schedule is yet another significant milestone for the league. There are exciting matchups and storylines unfolding, and The Alliance is looking forward to giving fans exactly what they want – more football.’
-Charlie Ebersol, co-founder and CEO, The Alliance
Birmingham Iron schedule:
Week 1: Sunday, February 10, 2019, Memphis Express at Birmingham Iron
Week 2: Saturday, February 16, 2019, Salt Lake Stallions at Birmingham
Week 3: Sunday, February 24, 2019, Birmingham at Atlanta Legends
Week 4: Saturday, March 2, 2019, San Antonio Commanders at Birmingham
Week 5: Saturday, March 9, 2019, Orlando Apollos at Birmingham Iron
Week 6: Sunday, March 17, 2019, Birmingham Iron at San Diego Fleet
Week 7: Sunday, March 24, 2019, Birmingham Iron at Memphis Express
Week 8: Sunday, March 31, 2019, Atlanta Legends at Birmingham
Week 9: Sunday, April 7, 2019, Birmingham at Arizona Hotshots
Week 10: Sunday, April 14, 2019, Birmingham Iron at Orlando Apollos
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