Birmingham Police issue guidelines for Magic City Classic - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Birmingham Police issue guidelines for Magic City Classic

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – The Birmingham Police Department says they are expecting a high fan turnout for this year's Magic City Classic. As such, they have released some guidelines to help fans make their arrival and departure at the game a smoother experience.

Parking at the stadium is very limited, so a free shuttle will be offered from three different locations around Birmingham. Within the perimeter of the stadium, vehicular traffic without the proper permit will not be allowed after 9:00 a.m.

Officers encourage fans to pick up tickets ahead of time to reduce congestion at the stadium. On the day of the game, fans should also arrive as early as possible.

FREE SHUTTLE LOCATIONS

ALABAMA STATE FAIRGROUND
2331 Bessemer Road
9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
20 minute estimated shuttle ride

SHERATON HOTEL – BJCC COMPLEX
2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard
12 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
15 minute estimated shuttle ride

7th AVENUE NORTH & 23rd STREET NORTH – DOWNTOWN
12 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
15 minute estimated shuttle ride

PARKING AND TRAFFIC CONCERNS

- We strongly suggest that fans use the FREE shuttle service.
- Message boards will be set up displaying when the stadium is full.
- Police Officers will be assigned to all major intersections within a half mile radius of the stadium and in some cases farther.
- There will be continuous police patrols in the area before, during and after the game.

ENTERING THE STADIUM

- You can not bring camcorders or zoom lenses for cameras unless you have a media pass.   You also can not bring coolers, umbrellas, hand-held radios/boom boxes, food, drinks or weapons of any kind into the stadium.
- Large bags are subject to search.
- Fans can expect a longer wait in line due to the added safety precautions.  

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