USFL Birmingham deal finalized tomorrow

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USFL Birmingham deal finalized tomorrow

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Looks like legion field was the hold up for the deal but the vote to make the deal official is tomorrow. Announcement from the league is likely coming soon as they were waiting for the deal to be official

https://www.al.com/sports/2022/01/birmi ... urdle.html
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Re: USFL Birmingham deal finalized tomorrow

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herns wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:21 am Looks like legion field was the hold up for the deal but the vote to make the deal official is tomorrow. Announcement from the league is likely coming soon as they were waiting for the deal to be official

https://www.al.com/sports/2022/01/birmi ... urdle.html
And you wonder why this city hasn't made progress - this should have been sign, sealed delivered months ago.

And they still have 2 votes to make - ridiculous.
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Re: USFL Birmingham deal finalized tomorrow

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That makes sense. Seemed weird that the one councilman said there would be an announcement a week later and then two months passed with nothing despite the league announcing team names. I figured there was a snag somewhere.

Hopefully they get the details ironed out this time.
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Re: USFL Birmingham deal finalized tomorrow

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Uncle Coaster wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:26 pm That makes sense. Seemed weird that the one councilman said there would be an announcement a week later and then two months passed with nothing despite the league announcing team names. I figured there was a snag somewhere.

Hopefully they get the details ironed out this time.
They claim the Legion field stuff was the final hurdle so we should get the formal announcement soon.I’d be happy with that and coaches this week
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UPDATE: USFL Birmingham deal finalized tomorrow

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https://xflnewsroom.com/usfl/birmingham ... ion-field/

>> Just now, we have word that the deal has gone through as expected. Jon Paepcke of WVTM13 reported that the Birmingham City Council has officially approved the proposal and is set to provide up to $500,000 in funding via services.<<


https://twitter.com/JonWVTM13/status/14 ... wsrc%5Etfw

>> Tweet
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UPDATE: @citycouncilbham
just approved an agreement to allow the new spring league to play games at #LegionField and provide up to $500K in in-kind services. @USFLStallions
11:04 AM · Jan 11, 2022 <<

Still think one more vote is needed.
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2nd UPDATE: City council passes ‘last hurdle’

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>> City council passes ‘last hurdle’ to bring USFL to Birmingham <<

https://www.cbs42.com/news/local/city-c ... irmingham/

>> BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The goal to bring the United States Football League to Birmingham for 2022 is another step closer to reality after a vote from the city council Tuesday.

City leaders approved a resolution to allow the city and Birmingham Park and Recreation Board to execute an agreement with the USFL league to provide services to the USFL that do not exceed $500,000.
Blount County deputies investigating shooting in Cleveland

Under the agreement, the city would allow the league to use Legion Field, personnel, police, fire, and rescue for the new league.

“I am very excited today that we did pass the last hurdle of bringing the USFL to the city of Birmingham,” said Birmingham City Council President Wardine Alexander.<<

Well I HOPE that is it!
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Re: 2nd UPDATE: City council passes ‘last hurdle’

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4th&long wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:45 pm >> City council passes ‘last hurdle’ to bring USFL to Birmingham <<

https://www.cbs42.com/news/local/city-c ... irmingham/

>> BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The goal to bring the United States Football League to Birmingham for 2022 is another step closer to reality after a vote from the city council Tuesday.

City leaders approved a resolution to allow the city and Birmingham Park and Recreation Board to execute an agreement with the USFL league to provide services to the USFL that do not exceed $500,000.
Blount County deputies investigating shooting in Cleveland

Under the agreement, the city would allow the league to use Legion Field, personnel, police, fire, and rescue for the new league.

“I am very excited today that we did pass the last hurdle of bringing the USFL to the city of Birmingham,” said Birmingham City Council President Wardine Alexander.<<

Well I HOPE that is it!
https://www.birminghamtimes.com/2022/01 ... n-support/

>> This latest decision from the council is the last piece of a long cooperative effort among regional leaders. By the end of 2021, the Jefferson County Commission and the city of Birmingham had both paid half a million each to secure the USFL season, and the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) gave $2 million to support the project. <<

We all certainly hope so.
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USFL Stallions Banner in Birmingham!

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>> Roy S. Johnson @roysj
It can’t get much more official than this: although the @usfl
has not formally confirmed its commitment to playing its inaugural season in Birmingham this spring, one sign downtown is pretty clear. #BirminghamStallions

3:48 PM · Jan 14, 2022·Echofon <<

https://twitter.com/roysj/status/1482092207599407110

And

https://twitter.com/EJHartmanCA/status/ ... 9751100418
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Re: USFL Stallions Banner in Birmingham!

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4th&long wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:04 pm >> Roy S. Johnson @roysj
It can’t get much more official than this: although the @usfl
has not formally confirmed its commitment to playing its inaugural season in Birmingham this spring, one sign downtown is pretty clear. #BirminghamStallions

3:48 PM · Jan 14, 2022·Echofon <<

https://twitter.com/roysj/status/1482092207599407110

And

https://twitter.com/EJHartmanCA/status/ ... 9751100418
Really glad to see them start doing some local advertising, even if it’s smaller scale line that it’sa good sign
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Re: USFL Stallions Banner in Birmingham!

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herns wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:46 pm
4th&long wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:04 pm >> Roy S. Johnson @roysj
It can’t get much more official than this: although the @usfl
has not formally confirmed its commitment to playing its inaugural season in Birmingham this spring, one sign downtown is pretty clear. #BirminghamStallions

3:48 PM · Jan 14, 2022·Echofon <<

https://twitter.com/roysj/status/1482092207599407110

And

https://twitter.com/EJHartmanCA/status/ ... 9751100418
Really glad to see them start doing some local advertising, even if it’s smaller scale line that it’sa good sign
Remember they had to wait (and wait and wait) till the City, county made it official
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