This year's Magic City Classic week in Birmingham may be a classic one for security.
That's because the annual game is happening the same week as the Dalai Lama's multi-day visit to the city, as ABC 33/40 first reported.
The international religious leader will be in Birmingham October 24 through 27. The Magic City Classic football game at Legion Field is scheduled for October 25. The game, which draws tens of thousand of people, also includes days of other parties and events.
But city leaders have been making preparations for quite some time. Hear some of what they're working on in our later newscasts.
Stay with ABC 33/40 for more on this developing story.