HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - The University of Kentucky and University of Pittsburgh football teams were treated to some special entertainment at the Stardome Comedy Club in Hoover.
Players and coaches enjoyed dinner, a trivia contest, and a comedy show.
The mayors of Birmingham and Hoover attended the event to welcome players to the area. They agree it's great to see these teams and all their fans visiting the Birmingham metro area.
"Last year, the bowl game brought in $18 million to this entire region," said Birmingham's Mayor William Bell. "That benefits everyone. We expect this year's game to do at least that, maybe more this time around."
Hoover's Mayor Tony Petelos said, "The fact that they are in our community, staying in hotels around region, is great. Also, the positive aspect of the game coverage on TV, it's good for the region."
Kickoff for the BBVA Compass Bowl is this Saturday at 11am at Legion Field.
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