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New Security Measures will Be Enforced at Legion Field During 75th Magic City Classic Football Game

With the enormous amount of fanfare happening leading into the anticipated faceoff between Alabama A&M and Alabama State at the 75th Annual Magic City Classic, city leaders want to make sure fans are aware of the new security measures prior to arriving at Legion Field on game day. In an effort to increase the safety new security enhancements will be enforced that will prohibit large bags from being brought inside the stadium. Legion Field originally implemented the new bag policy during the Labor Day Golden Classic held in September and all football games this season moving forward will take part in the new measures.

“As we welcome fans from all over the nation, the enhanced security measures are essential as the City of Birmingham strives to always provide and enforce the safest possible environment for all attendees and visitors,” said Birmingham City Council President Johnathan Austin. “Our responsibility and commitment is to promote and help provide everyone with a safe, first-class experience during all the Magic City Classic festivities.”

For more information CLICK HERE for a complete list of the prohibited items along with the new bag policy.

About Legion Field’s Bag Policy

Legion Field’s Bag Policy has been established to enhance public safety and reflects an ongoing commitment to recommendations from the Department of Homeland Security. Except for bags required for medical equipment, all bags, backpacks, fanny packs, luggage, briefcases, coolers, computer bags, camera and binocular cases or other similar items and purses larger than a hand-sized clutch are prohibited. Only clear totes (plastic, vinyl or PVC) not exceeding 12” x 6” x 12”, clear plastic storage bags and small clutch purses as identified below are allowed. All bags allowed into the stadium are subject to visual search.

This article is a contribution from Chiara Perry ( in the Birmingham City Council Public Information Office. For more information please contact 205.254.2294