BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) - The Magic City Classic is in the process of finalizing an agreement to keep the annual rivalry game between Alabama A&M and Alabama State in Birmingham.
This year is the final year of the current contract that binds the two teams to play in Birmingham.
However, the Classic is in the process of completing contractual negotiations to allow the game to remain at Legion Field, according to a release from Terry Burney with the Magic City Classic.
“We’re in the final stages of wrapping up a contract extension for the next five years,” Gene Hallman with the Alabama Sports Foundation said on Wednesday.
This year’s budget is slated at $590,000, and both schools will receive a check for $137,500 for participating in the game.
The 2013 Magic City Classic pep rally will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, at Regions Field.
The game is slated to be held at Legion Field on Saturday, Oct. 26, with a tailgate party beforehand and a concert following the game.
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