Alabama Basketball Team to Play in Huntsville in Third Rocket City Classic

13 Dec, 2018

The University of Alabama men’s basketball team will play in their third appearance of the Rocket City Classic. This year’s Rocket City Classic will be a double header as University of Alabama Huntsville plays Fort Valley State University in game one, and game two will feature the University of Alabama versus Liberty University.

The neutral-site games will be played Dec. 18 in the Propst Arena at the Von Braun Center. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and at the Von Braun Center box office. Game times will be set in the coming weeks.

“One of my goals was to take Alabama basketball around the state,” said Coach Avery Johnson. “Basketball is crucial to the success of our university. It adds another layer of energy to our students. Fortunately for us we have several of our student athletes from the Huntsville area, so it is a great environment to come and play in and special to players from the area to play in Huntsville”

Rocket City Classic is hosted by Knight Eady, a Birmingham-based sports marketing and event management firm.

“Knight Eady has done a great job creating a first-class event here in Huntsville” said Coach Lennie Acuff. “It was a great event to be a part of last year and we are excited to play alongside Alabama again.”

Rocket City Classic provides the opportunity for both the University of Alabama Huntsville and the University of Alabama to play in the same night and on a neutral site.

“To see our town come to life downtown coming to the Rocket City Classic and this year, having UAH be a part of it shows the potential that is here in Huntsville” said UAH’s Coach Lennie Acuff. “We are proud of the city we live in and believe we have a big-time town and that this is a big-time event.”

 For more information about the Rocket City Classic, or to purchase tickets, visit:

ABOUT KNIGHT EADY: Founded in 2013, Knight Eady is a sports marketing and event operations group, offering services in the management, marketing and consultation of live sporting events. In addition, Knight Eady partners with events and brands to offer strategic communication plans for enhanced market exposure through branding, advertising and public relations. Knight Eady believes in creating unique experiences that motivate and inspire individuals to reach beyond their potential and develop an unparalleled loyalty and passion for their sport. This is accomplished by delivering quality, consistent, cost efficient and creative services, while applying ethical principles that radically exceed expectations. 


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