Houston, Vandy fans attend BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham

The BBVA Compass Bowl was going on in Birmingham, Saturday.

The game brought in Houston and Vanderbilt fans from across the United States and is proving to be a big economic boost for The Magic City.

In 2013, the bowl game brought in more than $21 million for Birmingham.

Friday night there were many activities going on promoting the event, including a street party, a rib eating contest, concerts and pep rallies.

Organizers anticipate there were at least 50,000 people at Saturday's game.

"We're glad to be here playing against a good team," Houston fan, Eduardo Elizondo, said. "We feel very welcomed by the city of Birmingham."

Vanderbilt beat Houston 41-24.