First Alabama-Auburn Football Game Historical Marker

3200 Clairmont Ave S Birmingham 35222 United States
 http://preserveala.org
Jeremiah
4 years ago

Super solid marker. Information is accurate and enlightening.

Keep up the great work with these markers!!!

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Sierra
7 years ago

On the corner of Clairmont and 32nd is this marker. Sadly, no other remnant of the ball field remains. It's now a parking lot for an office building.

The marker reads:
The first Alabama-Auburn football game was played on this site, formerly known as the Base Ball Park, on Feb. 22, 1893. The Agricultural & Mechanical College's "Orange and Blue" met the University of Alabama's "Tuskaloosa" squad before a crowd of 5,000 cheering fans. A & M College, now Auburn University, triumphed by a score of 32-22, and still proudly displays the victory cup presented that day by a Birmingham belle.

That contest, reported as "the greatest football game ever played in Birmingham," was the beginning of one of the nation's most renowned college football rivalries.

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