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RE: New Turf - Legion Field
Could it be for high school football?
05-09-2019 11:47 AM
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RE: New Turf - Legion Field
Good luck to Birmingham on everything! Hopefully everything will come together smoothly.
05-09-2019 01:32 PM
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RE: New Turf - Legion Field (Updated)
Quote:The Birmingham City Council this morning approved a more than $714,000 bid to replace the turf at Legion Field.

The city will pay FieldTurf USA, Inc., of Montreal, Quebec, $714,041 for new NCAA and FIFA-compliant turf at Legion Field. The bid was the best and lowest of three submitted for the project.

The turf is expected to be replaced by the end of August.

Odd that FieldTurf USA, Inc is based in Montreal...huh?
05-28-2019 01:21 PM
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RE: New Turf - Legion Field (Updated)
The city of B'ham is taking care of the ONLY large football stadium it owns or will own for the foreseeable future. Even though the BJCC will own the new stadium, it will probably depend on the city for various logistical needs and maintenance/security personnel.
The city tried to replace Legion Field with a state of the art facility (MPF) almost two decades ago (MAPS in 1998) but was defeated by deception and lies by those in the suburbs (RAPS) who wanted to stifle B'ham growth. According to the recent article on current Alabama city populations, they have succeeded in that effort.
The UAB football program will be happy with ANYONE'S new facility it can rent no matter who owns it. The city high schools don't like the relatively high costs of playing at Legion Field since few games (if any) draw well enough to make money there.
(This post was last modified: 05-30-2019 12:48 AM by BAMANBLAZERFAN.)
05-28-2019 06:52 PM
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