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UAB Welcomes Back Football By Hosting Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Facility

Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 11.33.08 AMHappy Football Saturday! As the new season gets underway, UAB football fans are looking forward to getting closer to the return of football for their university in 2017. In preparation for the revived program the UAB Department of Athletics recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Football Operations Center and Legacy Pavilion. President Ray Watts shut down the football program in December 2014 but after public outcry and the support of the community the school announced it would bring back football in 2017. Birmingham City Council members attended the ceremony and couldn’t be more excited. For more information about everything the Council is doing visit