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    MOREHOUSE TUSKEGEE CLASSIC 2023 PRESENTED BY THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM IS SET TO KICK OFF SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2023, AT THE HISTORIC LEGION FIELD

    September 11, 2023

    Known as the longest-running NCAA Division II classic in the nation, the Morehouse Tuskegee Classic will take place Saturday, October 7th at Legion Field. Gates will open at 5 p.m. and kickoff will be at 7 p.m. CT. This HBCU classic is being presented by the City of Birmingham and will be televised on ESPN+.

    This football classic began in 1902 as an entertainment event for the African - American civilian community and U.S. Army soldiers in the Columbus-Fort Benning, Ga., and Phenix City, Ala. area. Today, its primary purpose is to help raise funds for scholarships to help young men and women attend college. Many graduates of Tuskegee and Morehouse call the Magic City home. This will be the third year that the football classic will be held in the City of Birmingham. Morehouse College won the series in 2021 and Tuskegee University took home the victory in 2022. Tickets for the 2023 game are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting www.morehousetuskegeeclassic.com.

    “I'm happy to be a proud graduate of Morehouse College, but I'm equally proud that my home city is hosting this incredible event for the third year in a row,” said Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin. “Historically Black Colleges and Universities have been an important piece of our city's legacy, so it's only right that we continue to celebrate these institutions and the impact they've made on the lives of fans, students and alumni.”

    There will be events leading up to kick-off, including:

    Friday, October 7th

    OFFICIAL PRESS CONFERENCE

    ABOUT: Welcoming local, regional and national media to hear more from the coaches and selected players of each school.

    MEDIA CONTACT: Jasmine Phillips jphillips@lrymediagroup.com 662.417.3859

    TIME: 11:00 a.m. CT

    LOCATION: Legion Field, 400 Graymont Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204

    DETAILS: Proper Credentials Required. For information on how to apply for press credentials, Click Here.

    FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY & COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY

    ABOUT: A fun and delicious event recognizing the area’s best food trucks and vendors. Will feature live entertainment and much more.

    LOCATION: Birmingham City Hall, 710 20th Street N, Birmingham, AL 35203

    TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. CT

    DETAILS: Open to the public.

    MOREHOUSE TUSKEGEE CLASSIC CONCERT EXPERIENCE

    LOCATION: Iron City, 513 22nd ST S, Birmingham, AL 35233

    Doors Open: 6:00 p.m. CT
    Show Starts: 7:00 p.m. CT

    DETAILS: More information on how to access the concert will be released soon.

    Saturday, October 8TH

    MOREHOUSE TUSKEGEE CLASSIC PRESENTED BY CITY OF BIRMINGHAM

    ABOUT: The Morehouse Tuskegee Classic will be the culminating event that will determine who will leave Birmingham with the crown of victory.
    TIME: Gates Open - 5:00 PM | Kick-Off - 7:00 PM
    LOCATION: Legion Field, 400 Graymont Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204
    DETAILS: Bag Policy and Prohibited Items will be strictly enforced.

    Sponsors for the Morehouse Tuskegee Classic 2023 include the City of Birmingham; Shipt; Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) and many more.

    For more information about the 2023 Morehouse Tuskegee Classic including tickets, tailgating, vending or a full schedule of events, please visit www.morehousetuskegeeclassic.com or follow the event on Facebook or Instagram at @morehousetuskegeeclassic.

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