Site of the First Alabama - Auburn Football Game

Site of the First Alabama - Auburn Football Game (HMFJR)

Location: Birmingham, AL 35233 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 30.744', W 86° 46.914'

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The first Alabama - Auburn football game was played on this site, formerly known as the Base Ball Park, on February 22, 1893. The Agricultural and 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.
Year Placed1987
Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission & Central Bank of the South
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 10:22am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 520255 N 3708115
Decimal Degrees33.51240000, -86.78190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 30.744', W 86° 46.914'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 30' 44.64" N, 86° 46' 54.84" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3200-3298 Clairmont Ave S, Birmingham AL 35233, US
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