Hurricane Irma Fills Football Dance Card Of Birmingham’s Old Gray Lady

| September 10, 2017 @ 1:30 am

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr.

The Old Gray Lady is suddenly the belle of the football ball.

Even with UAB on the road, Legion Field isn’t idle this week. The stadium once tabbed the Football Capital of the South is opening its doors to college football games today and Saturday, thanks to Hurricane Irma.

“I guess we’re getting relevant again,” said Kevin Moore, director of Birmingham Parks and Recreation, which manages Legion Field, also known as the “Old Gray Lady on Graymont.”Conference USA’s Florida International and Alcorn State of the Southwestern Athletic Conference will square off at 6 tonight at Legion Field. Those teams were scheduled to play Saturday, Sept. 9, in Miami.

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