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Birmingham Prepping to Host 2013 State Farm Magic City Classic

7 Oct, 2013


The State Farm Magic City Classic presented by Coca-Cola announced today that select Regions Bank branches will serve as a discount ticket outlet for the 72nd annual event.  The largest black college football game in the country will take place at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, on Saturday, October 26th.  

Fans can visit www.themagiccityclassic.com to find participating branches in their area that will sell the $15 general admission discounted tickets.  Below is a list of the select Regions Bank branches that will serve as a ticket outlet for the State Farm Magic City Classic:

Reserved tickets are $25, while full-priced general admission tickets are $20 and are still available for purchase through TicketMaster at 800-745-3000 or online at www.themagiccityclassic.com.  Tickets can also be purchased at Legion Field or AAMU and ASU ticket offices.  As the official discount ticket outlet, fans will only be able to purchase the $15 general admission discounted ticket from selected Regions Bank locations.

“We are grateful to Regions Bank for serving as the official discount ticket outlet for this great event in Alabama,” stated Faye Oates, long-time executive director of the State Farm Magic City Classic.  “This year’s Classic is shaping up to be one of the most exciting yet and we can’t wait for festivities to kick-off soon.”

The State Farm Magic City Classic brings fans and celebrities from around the country to watch as Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University battle it out for a potential spot in the SWAC Championship.  Fans can also enjoy the McDonald’s Magic City Classic Parade and the Coors Light Tailgate Party throughout the weekend.  Kick-off is at 2:30pm on Saturday, October 26th, and the much-anticipated halftime will feature the Marching Hornets and the Marching Maroon and White.

Also at halftime, both university presidents will honor this year’s celebrity ambassador, hip-hop artist, actor, director and movie producer, “Ice Cube.”  Previous ambassadors are Bootsy Collins, LisaRaye, Sinbad, Wendy Williams, Charles Barkley and Vivica A. Fox to name a few.

 “We have had a tremendous response from fans excited to have Ice Cube in town for the Classic,” Oates remarked.  “We are honored to host him in the City of Birmingham and know he will enjoy the fans and atmosphere at the State Farm Magic City Classic.”

Back by popular demand, another big highlight this year is a concert that will take place on the field immediately following the game. The famed artist performing will be announced at a later date.  Concert admission is included in the price of a State Farm Magic City Classic game ticket.

For more information on the State Farm Magic City Classic, visit www.themagiccityclassic.com.

About the State Farm Magic City Classic presented by Coca-Cola: The State Farm 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, McDonald’s Magic City Classic Parade, Coors Light Pre-Game Tailgate Party and of course the famed halftime show performed by the Marching Hornets and the Marching Maroon and White.   For more information, visit www.themagiccityclassic.com.

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