Indoor track championships may come to Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - On Monday, the Birmingham City Council Budget Committee will consider an agreement to bring the state high school indoor track championships to the Magic City.

The championships would be held at the new Fair Park Arena that is set to open soon. The deal would mean about one million dollars for the city and include an option to bring volleyball to the venue.

 Mayor William Bell says this kind of event is the reason the city is building the new arena.

"Years ago, they used to run their track meets here, they use to have their wrestling, their volleyball matches, and they moved to other areas," said Bell. "Now, with this new facility at Fair Park, we're able to host many events. And we've been working with the AHSAA to bring this to fruition."

If the agreement makes it out of committee, it could get a full vote as early as Tuesday.

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