UAB sporting director set to open Birmingham protection stadium

For the first time this season, UAB will be playing soccer in Birmingham this weekend! Not only will Saturday mark the Blazers’ home opener, but it will also be the inauguration of the much-anticipated Protective Stadium. delighted to say it’s game week at Magic City and he expects a fantastic and historic night. The Blazers’ home opener is Saturday at 6 p.m. against Liberty. Ingram said tickets are still available starting at $ 20 and he recommends not waiting until game day to purchase. Spectators are strongly encouraged to arrive early at the protection stage. Read Ingram’s full letter below: Dear Blazer Nation, Thank you for the vision and dedication of many in making Protective Stadium a reality for UAB and Birmingham. Anticipation is at an all time high as we open UAB Football’s new home, and we are excited to show the nation what we have collectively built. After a lot of preparation by everyone involved in the project, I’m delighted to say it’s match week in Birmingham! The long-awaited October 2 opener against Liberty will be televised nationally and serve as an incredible platform for our city and our university that many of us have worked hard to bring to fruition. I look forward to many of you joining us for a historic evening. Tickets are still available starting at $ 20 and can be purchased here. I strongly encourage you to pre-purchase your tickets and parking to avoid queues on match day. I’ve said this many times, and I truly believe Protective Stadium is America’s finest college football stadium. The amenities for the fans are amazing and we are delighted to provide you with the best possible experience throughout the season. Because this is the first event in the new stadium, we encourage you to arrive early and enjoy this historic day. Directions to all-season parking lots have been printed on the back of the 2021 parking passes, and the BJCC has partnered with the WAZE app which provides instructions for participants to log in and be guided directly to the parking lots via the ‘application. The UAB will also provide a free match-day shuttle service starting four hours before kick-off, which departs from the Hill Student Center on campus. All parking lots and parking lots will be open six hours before kick-off. , and tailgating stadium protection policies can be here. Blazer Village opens at 2 p.m. and is located directly behind Uptown restaurants. Blazer Walk takes place two hours before kickoff in the heart of the upper town and next to Blazer Village. With kick-off set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, we encourage you to arrive early to avoid the long lines at the gates. The pre-game show will feature the 2020 Conference U.S. Championship flag raising with the Marching Blazers before your UAB Blazers first enter the field at Protective Stadium. We will also be rewarding UAB Football alumni on the pitch at half-time. As a reminder, season tickets are still on sale starting at $ 75 and offer you the best places to sit in our new home. Discounted group tickets and fan experiences are also available for groups of 15 or more on a pre-order basis and are a memorable outing for any business or organization. For more information, contact the UAB Athletics ticket office at (205) 975-8221 or [email protected] We look forward to welcoming the fans safely this season. The UAB requires a mask to be worn indoors – regardless of vaccination status – unless actively eating or drinking, and encourages masks at outdoor events. Additionally, the Jefferson County Department of Health is offering free pre-game COVID-19 vaccines, and a mobile vaccination station will be set up next to Blazer Village starting at 2 p.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. Those who receive the vaccine on October 2 will receive two free tickets to a future UAB 2021 home football game of their choice. More information can be found here. Thank you again for your support and for joining us for what is sure to be a night to remember! GO Blazers! Mark IngramDirector of AthleticsUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham

For the first time this season, UAB will be playing soccer in Birmingham this weekend! Not only will Saturday mark the home opener for the Blazers, but it will also be the inauguration of the highly anticipated Protection Stadium.

In a Monday morning letter to “Blazer Nation,” UAB Sporting Director Mark Ingram began by saying that he was delighted to say that it was Match Week in Magic City and that he was looking forward to a fantastic and historic night.

The Blazers’ home opener is Saturday at 6 p.m. against Liberty. Ingram said tickets are still available starting at $ 20 and he recommends not waiting until game day to purchase.

Spectators are strongly encouraged to arrive early at the protection stage.

Read Ingram’s full letter below:

Dear Nation Blazer,

Thank you for the vision and dedication of so many to make Protective Stadium a reality for UAB and Birmingham. Anticipation is at an all time high as we open UAB Football’s new home, and we are excited to show the nation what we have collectively built. After a lot of preparation by everyone involved in the project, I’m delighted to say it’s Play Week in Birmingham!

The long-awaited October 2 opener against Liberty will be televised nationally and serve as an incredible platform for our city and our university that many of us have worked hard to bring to fruition. I look forward to many of you joining us for a historic evening. Tickets are still available starting at $ 20 and can be purchased here. I strongly encourage you to pre-purchase your tickets and parking to avoid queues on match day.

I’ve said this many times, and I truly believe Protective Stadium is America’s finest college football stadium. The amenities for the fans are amazing and we are delighted to provide you with the best possible experience throughout the season.

To help you and your guests to best plan important information about UAB football matchdays at Protective Stadium, please visit BlazerGameday.com. Because this is the first event in the new stadium, we encourage you to arrive early and enjoy this historic day. Directions to all-season parking lots have been printed on the back of the 2021 parking passes, and the BJCC has partnered with the WAZE app which provides instructions for participants to log in and be guided directly to the parking lots via the ‘application. UAB will also provide a free shuttle service on match days starting four hours before kick-off, which departs from the Hill Student Center on campus.

All parking lots and tailgating parks will open six hours before kickoff, and protection stadium tailgating policies can be here. Blazer Village opens at 2 p.m. and is located directly behind Uptown restaurants. Blazer Walk takes place two hours before kickoff in the heart of the upper town and next to Blazer Village. With kick-off set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, we encourage you to arrive early to avoid the long lines at the gates. The pre-game show will feature the 2020 Conference U.S. Championship flag raising with the Marching Blazers before your UAB Blazers first enter the field at Protective Stadium. We will also be rewarding UAB Football alumni on the pitch at half-time.

As a reminder, subscriptions are still on sale starting at $ 75 and offers you the best places to sit in our new home. Discounted group tickets and fan experiences are also available for groups of 15 or more on a pre-order basis and are a memorable outing for any business or organization. For more information, contact the UAB Athletics ticket office at (205) 975-8221 or [email protected]

We look forward to welcoming the fans safely this season. The UAB requires a mask to be worn indoors – regardless of vaccination status – unless actively eating or drinking, and encourages masks at outdoor events. Additionally, the Jefferson County Department of Health is offering free pre-game COVID-19 vaccines, and a mobile vaccination station will be set up next to Blazer Village starting at 2 p.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. Those who receive the vaccine on October 2 will receive two free tickets to a future UAB 2021 home football game of their choice. More information can be found here.

Thank you again for your support and for joining us for what is sure to be a night to remember!

GO the blazers!

Marc Ingram
Director of Athletics
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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