BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham Legion FC will play its home matches at BBVA Compass Field on the campus at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) following an agreement with the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees.
“We are thankful for the University of Alabama System and their partnership in this decision and hope the result of it will only enhance Birmingham’s soccer community moving forward,” said Jay Heaps, Legion FC president and general manager. “We have maintained throughout the selection process that we want to be in the city center – and this site works perfectly for our objectives.”
“UAB is proud to partner with Legion FC and the USL in support of this important addition to Birmingham’s growing sports and entertainment landscape,” said UAB President Ray L. Watts. “We look forward to welcoming Blazer and Legion soccer fans to BBVA Compass Field where they will enjoy the facility expansion and enhancements now approved by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees.”
BBVA Compass Field seats 6,000 and meets everything that Heaps was looking for in a home venue for Legion FC.
“A soccer-specific facility with a grass surface was high on our priority list, and this stadium is exactly that,” said Heaps. “UAB has plans to build a beautiful stadium with impressive city views, and we look forward to helping continue to develop a standard that will help professional soccer thrive here in the Magic City.”