74th Annual Magic City Classic Announced

18 Aug, 2015

The Magic City Classic, the largest HBCU football game in the country will take place at Legion Field on Saturday, October 31st, when Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University will battle it out for bragging rights.

Reserved tickets are $30, while general admission tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at  Tickets can also be purchased at AAMU and ASU ticket offices.  Additionally, tickets for the pep rally are on sale for $12. New this year is the South End Zone Club open to the general public starting at $100. It will feature on-field viewing, light snacks, and a cash bar.

“We are excited to kick-off ticket sales for this event,” stated Nicole Hubbard of the Magic City Classic.  “We anticipate a lot of positive feedback around our new ticket addition, the South End Zone Club, and encourage fans to buy tickets early as limited quantities are available.”

The Magic City Classic brings fans and celebrities from around the country to watch as Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University compete for a potential spot in the SWAC Championship.  Fans can also enjoy the Magic City Classic Parade and the Coors Light Tailgate Party on Saturday morning.  Kick-off is at 2:30 pm on Saturday, October 31st, and the always-anticipated halftime show will feature the Marching Hornets and the Marching Maroon and White Band. 

Also at halftime, both university presidents will honor this year’s celebrity ambassador, who will be announced at a later date.  Previous ambassadors include Bell Biv DeVoe, Ice Cube, Bootsy Collins, LisaRaye, Sinbad, Wendy Williams, Charles Barkley and Vivica A. Fox to name a few. 

The full event schedule is below and will be updated regularly at

Wednesday, October 28

10:00 AM       Magic City Classic Press Conference – Media Only

Thursday, October 29

11:30 AM       Kick-off Luncheon – Invitation Only

7:30 PM         Pep Rally – Location TBD

Friday, October 30

11:30 AM       Regions Bank Team Luncheon – Invitation Only

Saturday, October 31

8:00 AM         Magic City Classic Parade – Downtown Birmingham

9:00 AM         Shuttles begin

10:00 AM       Coors Light Pre-Game Tailgate Party

2:30 PM         74th Annual Magic City Classic – Legion Field

HALFTIME      Celebrity Ambassador, along with a performance by the Alabama A&M Marching Maroon and White Band and the ASU Mighty Marching Hornets.


For more information on the Magic City Classic, visit

About the Magic City Classic Presented by Coca-Cola: The Magic City Classic presented by Coca-Cola is the largest historically black college and university (HBCU) football game in the country. Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University play in the game annually at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, and the winner could potentially earn a spot in the SWAC Championship.  Festivities surrounding the event include the Magic City Classic Alumni Pep Rally, Magic City Classic Parade, Coors Light Pre-Game Tailgate Party and the famed halftime show performed by the Marching Hornets and the Marching Maroon and White.   For more information, visit


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