Birmingham council pledges support for UAB football - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Birmingham council pledges support for UAB football

UAB football players attend council. (Source: WBRC video) UAB football players attend council. (Source: WBRC video)
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - UAB football supporters took the fight to save their program to Birmingham city hall on Tuesday.

Councilors pledged their support for the Blazers, some complaining the rumored threat of cancelling the program is an example of "Tuscaloosa deciding what happens in Birmingham."

The support for the UAB blazers was definitely heard in today's city council meeting.

In return, the city voted unanimously on a resolution to fully support the team.

They say the team not only brings opportunities for the players but the city as well.

After the resolution was made former and current players addressed the council and shared their stories and why this program is so important.

Council members also weighed in with their support.

"We're going to be working with the legislature to put something in to strengthen your program and to strengthen UAB sports athletics, period," Councilor Sheila Tyson said.

"I think it would be a deterrent if we didn't have UAB football. That's just the bottom line," Councilor Lashunda Scales said.

UAB's athletic department said they will not release any comment until a final resolution has been made on the program's future.

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