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IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing on February 20. Photograph by IOC/Greg Martin

Thomas Bach to Attend 2022 World Games in Birmingham

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will attend The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, organizers confirmed this week. Bach plans to attend the Opening Ceremony on July 7 at Protective Stadium, which opened last year, as well as several of the sports competitions during his stay in Birmingham. “We’re very honored that the President of […]

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USFL Inaugural Season Heading to Birmingham

The USFL’s revival this spring will take place in Birmingham, Alabama, with games to be staged at Protective Stadium and Legion Field. AL.com reported the news on Wednesday. The league was focused on Birmingham as the single site for the spring season for more than a month. The Birmingham City Council two weeks ago approved […]

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Birmingham Moves Closer to Host USFL’s Relaunch

Birmingham, Alabama, is close to becoming the host for the relaunched USFL this spring after a city council vote on Tuesday night. A resolution to allow the city and Birmingham Park and Recreation Board to finalize an agreement with the USFL was approved as long as the agreement does not exceed $500,000. The deal would […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2021

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 15 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2021. Midway Central Station Bedford Park, Illinois OPENING: […]

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