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City council president aims to bring United States Football League franchise to Birmingham


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Birmingham City Council President William Parker announced he wants to bring one of the eight newly relaunched United States Football League (USFL) teams to Birmingham.

Parker plans to meet with league officials in the next few weeks.

If confirmed, the team would play at Legion Field stadium. The stadium can seat 70,000 fans and has parking throughout the 100-acre property.

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The city council said that recent football games at Legion Field have seen massive support from locals who want a professional football team in Birmingham.

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“I’m excited about what this opportunity could mean for this city and all the people who love football here,” President Parker said.


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