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Hornets Gear Up for 71st Annual State Farm Magic City Classic

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Release Date: Sep 28, 2012

Thousands of fans will flock to Birmingham on Oct. 24-27, to take part in the nation’s number one black college football classic.

ASU fans are counting down to an exciting weekend of football and fanfare for the the 71st annual State Farm Magic City Classic Presented By Coca Cola, Oct. 24-27 in Birmingham.

Kickoff for the Classic, which pits the ASU Hornets, led by head coach Reggie Barlow, against the Alabama A&M University Bulldogs, led by head coach Anthony Jones. is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 27, at Legion Field. 

The Magic City Classic is the longest continuous football rivalry and boasts the highest attendance among all black college football classics.

Tickets for the game can be purchased at the ASU Box Office, AAMU Box Office, Legion Field Box Offices and all Ticketmaster outlets. General admission tickets are $20 (in advance) and $25 reserved seating (in advance). 

This year’s festivities will include an alumni pep rally, the McDonald’s Magic City Classic Parade and the Coors Light Pre-game Tailgate Party. 

Complete Magic City Classic Weekend Schedule

Wednesday, October 24
10 a.m.
Magic City Classic Press Conference
State Farm Headquarters – Lakeshore (head coaches, athletes and sponsors)
Thursday, October 25
7:30 p.m.           
Magic City Classic Alumni Pep Rally
B&A Warehouse (admission $10)

Friday, October  26
7:30 a.m.            
Magic City Classic Scholarship Breakfast
Harbert Center 
For more information, contact Birmingham Business Alliance, LeNa' Powe at 205-241-8139.
Saturday, October 27
8 a.m.
McDonald’s Magic City Classic Parade
Downtown Birmingham

Time TBD
Coors Light Pre-game Tailgate Party/Sponsor Village
Legion Field

2:30 p.m.
71st Annual State Farm Magic City Classic presented by Coca Cola          
Legion Field

Time TBD
Postgame Concert: Maze featuring Frankie Beverly

All events take place in Birmingham unless otherwise noted.

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