7 Places to Watch Live Sports in Birmingham

We were heartbroken at the loss of Birmingham Iron this Spring. To fill the void, here are 7 more ways to get your sports-fix in Birmingham.

 
 
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📸 photo by Birmingham Legion

 
  1. Birmingham Legion

    Birmingham Legion is a professional soccer franchise that plays in the newly renovated BBVA Compass Field, on UAB’s campus. Their season runs from early March to the middle of October. Tickets range from $15-$35.

    👉 More info.

    🎟️ Purchase tickets.

 
 
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📸 photo by Birmingham Barons

2. Birmingham Barons

The Birmingham Barons are a minor league baseball team that play at Regions field from early April to the beginning of September. Tickets range from $8-$15.

👉 More info.

🎟️ Purchase tickets.

 
 
 
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📸 photo by Regions Tradition

3. Regions Tradition

The Regions Tradition is an event on the PGA Tour Champions tour and is held annually at Greystone Golf & Country Club. This year the event will be held May 9 - May 12.

👉 More info.

🎟️ Purchase tickets.

 
 
 
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📸 photo by UAB Sports

4. University of Alabama at Birmingham Basketball

The UAB Men’s Basketball team plays in Bartow Arena on UAB’s campus from mid October to mid March.

👉 More info.

 
 
 
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📸 photo by UAB

5. University of Alabama at Birmingham Football

The UAB Football team plays at Legion Field from late August to the end of November.

👉 More info.

 
 
 
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📸 photo by AL.com

6. Birmingham Bulls

The Birmingham Bulls are a minor league hockey team that plays in the Pelham Civic Center from October through April. Tickets range from range from $15-$30.

👉 More info.

 
 
 
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📸 photo by SEC Sports

7. Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament

Every year the top 12 teams in the SEC battle it out in the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. The tournament dates are May 21-26 this year.

👉 More info.

🎟️ Purchase tickets.

 

Pot Stirring Radio

If you haven’t listened to Pot Stirring Radio yet, it’s time to tune in.

 
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Pot Stirring Radio covers all things food and is hosted by Ben Vaughn, chef at Root to Tail in Mountain Brook, AL. Guests that are part of the local food scene in Birmingham are interviewed on each episode to give you an inside look into what’s going on in Birmingham.

The podcast successfully dives into food without getting too “culinary”. It’s a great program for anyone in the area, regardless of your cooking expertise, palette, or background.

Pot Stirring Radio airs on Birmingham Mountain Radio (107.3 FM), Saturdays at 8am and rebroadcasts Sundays at 9pm weekly.

Check out past Pot Stirring Radio episodes here.

👇 Listen to the full Pointz interview on Pot Stirring Radio.

 

Favorite Outdoor Spots in Birmingham

 

☀️ The warmer weather is officially here (it’s about time)! So where do you head when the weather is too nice to stay indoors? Here are some of our favorite spots in Birmingham to check out next time you feel like absorbing some good ole Vitamin D.

 

Red Mountain Park

2011 Frankfurt Dr, Birmingham, AL 35211

With over 15 miles of biking/hiking trails, 2 miles of flat walking trails, a dog park, 3 tree houses, 2 overlooks, and 3 historical mining sites, there is plenty to do at Red Mountain. They even have adventure passes to zip line courses, an 80 ft climbing tower, a treetop challenge course, and more.

More info

 
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Limstone Park Canoe Rental

1531 Limestone Pkwy, Brierfield, AL 35035

If you live in Birmingham, you have to raft down the Cahaba River at least once. Pack a cooler, rent your tube, and float down the river for hours with your friends. It’s a fun way to spend a day enjoying beautiful Alabama.

More info


Avondale Brewing Company

201 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222

This is one of the best spots for a large group. There are plenty of tables, a huge grassy area, and multiple bars to order from. They frequently have live bands and that patio is 🐶 dog friendly, so your best friend doesn’t have to miss out on the fun!

Check out their Instagram!


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Roots & Revelry

1623 2nd Ave N Suite B, Birmingham, AL 35203

🥂 This patio is made for Instagram-worthy outdoor brunches. Located in the Thomas Jefferson building downtown, Roots & Revelry does an excellent job blending historic charm, amazing food, and great service.

View menu


Birmingham Botanical Gardens

2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223

The gardens are open from dawn until dusk every day of the year. There are 30 thematic gardens and lots of events & classes throughout the year. So take a stroll and enjoy the beautiful blooms that the garden’s 67.5 acres offer.

More info

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Highland Park Golf Course

3300 Highland Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35205

Located in the heart of downtown, you can overlook the Birmingham skyline while playing 18 holes. The course is open to the public and the rates are reasonable. So book a tee time on Alabama’s oldest golf course.

More info


The Garage

2304 10th Terrace S, Birmingham, AL 35205

This is a hidden local favorite located inside an architectural salvage shop courtyard. There is wisteria blooming overhead and garden sculptures everywhere. The perfect spot to grab a beer (or sandwich) and enjoy the nice weather.

Check them out on Facebook!

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Soho Social

1830 29th Ave S Ste 160, Homewood, AL 35209

Located in Homewood’s trendy Soho Square, Soho Social has a full menu of juicy burgers, a variety of tacos, hearty appetizers, a full cocktail menu, and more. There is plenty of seating (and umbrellas⛱️) on their spacious patio.

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Moss Rock Preserve

617 Preserve Way, Hoover, AL 35226

This spot isn’t just for rock climbing enthusiasts. Located in Hoover, Moss Rock has a huge boulder field, 12 miles of trails, a waterfall, and a 350 acre nature preserve. If you work up an appetite there are 2 restaurants at the entrance of the trail, Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato and Moss Rock Tacos & Tequila.

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Birmingham Legion

800 11th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205

Support Birmingham’s professional soccer team for their first season in the Magic City. Games are played at the newly renovated BBVA Compass field.

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Rotary Trail

2098 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233

A walking trail built in an old railroad bed stretches through downtown and leads to the Jones Valley Trail which connects to Sloss Furnaces. It’s an easy walk with plenty of places to stop and rest and modern landscaping throughout.

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Did the holidays take their toll on you this year? We are right there with you. Earn points when you visit our health spa partners and peel off the layers of stress you accumulated during 2018.

 

Life Touch Massage

1223 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233

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Lemar Storey is a local expert in massage therapy, and his business offers a lot of affordable options. Located near Good People Brewing, Life Touch Massage is a local innovative spa that provides affordable massage services for individuals who work, live, play, and travel to Downtown Birmingham, AL. 

Services include Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Chair Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Yoga Massage, Cupping, Full Body Scrub, and Neuromuscular Therapy.

Learn more or schedule an appointment here.



 

The Retreat Day Spa

5236 Overton Rd, Irondale, AL 35210

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The Retreat is conveniently located but feels like a world away from the bustle of city life. Find yourself a time to retreat from your stresses and rejuvenate your physical and emotional body. Our therapists are ready to customize your massage and skin care to your specific needs. 

Services include Massage Therapy, Couples Massage, Sugar Body Polish, Custom Body Wrap, Facials, Microdermabrasian, Dermaplane, Oxygen Treatment, Lash & Brow Tinting, Waxing, and Microblading.

Learn more or schedule an appointment here.

 

Birmingham Massage Couple

1776 Independence Ct. Suite 101, Birmingham, AL 35216

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Tom & Cheryl Williams are a married couple whom are both graduates of Birmingham School of Massage and Licensed Massage Therapist. Tom is a retired Deputy Sheriff and Cheryl spent around 20 years working with the elderly in different roles such as a CNA, Activities Director and Licensed Administrator. Tom & Cheryl’s Mission is to provide a therapeutic massage tailored to meet the needs & expectations of their clients in a relaxing, safe environment.

Services include: Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Active Isolated Stretching, Synergetic Myofascial Therapy, Fascia Blasting, and Hot Stone Massage.

Learn more or schedule an appointment here.

What's Going On for New Years Eve?

Some of our Pointz partners are offering NYE parties, special menus, and more to help you celebrate the New Year in Birmingham!

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Roots & Revelry

Roots & Revelry’s 2nd annual New Year's Eve event will once again take over the entire 2nd floor of downtown’s historic Thomas Jefferson Tower! 
Join us to “Ring in the Revelry” and dance, drink, eat, revel, and enter 2019 in style!  Cocktail attire.

More info and tickets here.


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Wine Loft & Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar

Get down Downtown, and ring in 2019 at some of Birmingham's trendiest spots at the Loft District’s Downtown Get Down. $10 wristband gets you into your first venue, and each additional venue you visit is only $5! *Keep your wristbands*

Locations include: Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar, Wine Loft, Carrigan’s Public House, The Atomic, The Collins Bar, and Paper Doll Bar.

More info and tickets here.


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John’s City Diner

Celebrate New Year's Eve with John’s City Diner. Open for dinner Monday night December 31, 2018 at 5pm. We will offer our dinner menu and many chef's specials. Make your reservations NOW!

Menu and contact info here.


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Cahaba Brewing Company

Alloy Thai and Cahaba Brewing Company are partnering to bring you a New Years Eve multi-course dinner with beer and bubbly! The meal will include at least 5 courses, plus hors d'oeuvres, four 4-oz beer pairings, dessert and a bubbly toast. Wine and additional beer will also be available. A lantern release is scheduled following the meal, if weather permits.

More info and tickets here.


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Corbin Farms Winery

Celebrate the New Year with us! We will have a delicious dinner planned for you and your loved ones to enjoy. Entree options include Corbin Farms Merlot Short Ribs, Bacon Wrapped Creole Cornbread Chicken Roulade with Louisiana Beurre Blanc, and Vegetable Wellington. Taking reservations now from 5:30-8pm!

More info and tickets here.


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Interstellar Ginger Beer & Exploration Co.

The home of the glowing ginger beer is bringing you a New Year's Eve party to remember with our second Masquerade ball. Your Ginger Meister, head brewer, and owner will be manning the taps, so come celebrate in style with the best craft ginger beer in the Universe! No cover. First Contact toast at midnight.


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Rojo

Free New Year's Eve Show at Rojo with Dead Fingers and Will Stewart opening! Our kitchen will be closed (since it is Monday), but our bar will open at 7PM and we will have a few pans of free enchiladas at 7PM until they run out.. Music show starting at 9:30PM with Will Stewart followed by Dead Fingers to ring in the New Year! Free champagne toast at midnight too!


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Tropicaleo

We have a special brunch menu on the first day of the years (gotta start with the right foot!) and the return of the penny mimosa* (while supplies last).

View brunch menu here.