Legion Field Pt. 1 - Birmingham, Alabama
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Music - Alabama song by the Doors

Photographed in 1987, 1991 and 1997 using film.

Legion Field , "the Old Grey Lady" and "the football capitol of the South". Opened in 1927 and still in use.

Music - Alabama song by the Doors

Photographed in 1987, 1991 and 1997 using film.

Legion Field , "the Old Grey Lady." "the football capitol of the South." Opened in 1927 and still in use.

This historic venue for football has its share of scars. Not in the greatest neighborhood, the old lady has seen better days. As you walk thru the stadium, rust and chipped paint is everywhere. But there is no mistaken the gridiron, where countless games have been played.

All of the teams listed have called Legion Field home at one time or another.

Alabama State and Alabama A&M Magic City Classic 1940-Present
Miles College Labor Day Classic
Alabama Crimson Tide (NCAA) (1927–2003)
Auburn Tigers (NCAA) (1926–1991)
UAB Blazers (NCAA) (1991–2014, 2017–future)
Birmingham Bowl (NCAA) (2006–present)
Birmingham Americans (WFL) (1974)
Birmingham Vulcans (WFL) (1975)
Alabama Vulcans (AFA) (1979)
Birmingham Stallions (USFL) (1983–1985)
Birmingham Fire (WLAF) (1991–1992)
Birmingham Barracudas (CFL) (1995)
Birmingham Thunderbolts (XFL) (2001)
Dixie Bowl (NCAA) (1948–1949)
All-American Bowl (NCAA) (1977–1990)
Location - 400 Graymont Ave. W. Birmingham, Alabama. (West of downtown Birmingham)

Status - Still standing. The east upper deck was demolished in 2005, due to major structural problems. Translation, it was condemned.
Location - 400 Graymont Ave. W. Birmingham, Alabama. (West of downtown Birmingham)

Status - Still standing. The east upper deck was demolished in 2005, due to major structural problems. Translation, the upper deck was condemned.
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Legion Field in Brimingham. Host for the battle of Alabama, the Iron Bowl. Pitted U. of Alabama with Auburn.


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Map of how close Legion Field and Rickwood Field are to each other. From internet.


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You can see the upper deck is still there in this 1997 photo.


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The upper deck has been removed due to being condemned. From internet.


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