Home to the best college football team of the century, Alabama has had semi-professional football teams come and go. The latest is the Alliance of American Football’s Birmingham Iron, which kicks off on February 10 at Legion Field.
The Iron will have plenty of home-grown talent, including nearly a dozen former Tide players, as well as players from Auburn, South Alabama, and UAB. Due to the regional nature of the AAF, Alabama controls players from a hotbed of college football, including 11 Alabama schools, Louisiana Tech, Maryland, Mississippi State, North Carolina State and South Carolina.
Likely the most well-known player on the Iron roster to date it former Alabama running back Trent Richardson, who was the No. 3 overall pick by the Cleveland Browns in 2012 NFL draft. Richardson struggled to fit in the NFL and last played pro football in 2017 for the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders. At Alabama, Richardson was an All-American (2011), the SEC Player of the Year (2011), and a two-time national champion (2009, 2011).
With Birmingham’s season opener approaching, below is a look at ticket options available at Legion Field.
Whether you’re looking for preferred parking or priority access to playoff tickets, the Iron’s season-ticket packages have you covered. Starting at $75 for five home games, season-ticket holders will have exclusive access to players and unique fan experiences, as well as home-game tailgates.
With prices starting at $20, single-game tickets are a great way to catch pro football in Birmingham. Single-game tickets are available through primary market ticket vendor Ticketmaster for every one of the Iron’s home games, including the first game of the season on February 10 against the Memphis Express. Among the seats available for the season opener are 50-yard-line seats in Section 35, Row 26, starting at $57.73.
Celebrating or want to treat your employees to a fun night out? The Iron offers group tickets for groups of 10 or more. Group tickets can be used for charity fund raisers, as well. Fans can request more information about group tickets here.
Whether it’s an all-inclusive buffet or reserved parking you're after, the Iron offer four levels of premium packages. The “50-Yard Line Tailgaters Club” includes an all-inclusive buffet, beer and wine -- both before and after the game -- in a private tailgate area with tables, chairs, restrooms and televisions, 45-yard-line tickets and a premium parking pass. For those who want to be even closer to the action, the “Iron Village Club” package includes field-level end-zone seats and hospitality, an upscale buffet with beer and wine and premium parking, while the “Miners Club” option gives fans a seat in a climate-controlled club that includes beer, wine and a buffet, in addition to premium parking. For those who want to be out and about, consider the “Anvil Seats,” located at the 35-yard line behind the Iron bench. These seats come with preferred parking and $125 in “Iron Bucks” for use at stadium concessions, including food, beverage and merchandise.