Birmingham bids farewell to Legion Field after 93 years

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — There’s a new chapter in Birmingham sports as the city prepares to open Protective Stadium in 2021.

The state-of-the-art stadium will serve as UAB’s new home after the Blazers spent nearly 30 years playing at Legion Field. “The Old Gray Lady” has seen quite a bit in her 93 years.

CBS 42’s Simone Eli spoke with a few people who experienced Legion Field in its prime. Watch the story in the player above.


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