BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — In response to the recent report that the Alliance of American Football will suspend football operations, the Birmingham Iron released the following statement.

On behalf of all of us with the Birmingham Iron organization, we were shocked and incredibly disappointed to learn of the Boards’ decision to suspend football operations.

Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian delivered a quality football product that fans nationally were watching on TV, online, and here in Birmingham on each and every game day.

While all startups encounter some challenges, we believed ours could be addressed in the offseason, after a successful completion to our first season.

We were able to bring together rivals in the talent-rich state of Alabama, with players coming together in black, steel grey and silver. The Birmingham Iron promised a brand of football that made Alabama proud. We cannot thank our players, coaches, staff, corporate partners, and especially our fans that supported us from the moment our team was announced in the Magic City. The Birmingham community came together and proved to be some of the best fans in The Alliance.

We hope to be able to share information from The Alliance about ticket refunds in the future.

Thank you for your support and for believing in us.


Tim Lewis, Head Coach

Joe Pendry, General Manager

Tuesday reports circulated that the league will suspend operation, however, it was never officially confirmed to news outlets.