Professional Soccer League Eyeing Birmingham

 ========= Old Image Removed =========Array
(
    [_wp_attached_file] => Array
        (
            [0] => 2017/07/ed3db90829f21c3e81584d04ee44408be272e2d519b5144291f3_640_soccer.jpg
        )

    [_wp_attachment_metadata] => Array
        (
            [0] => a:5:{s:5:"width";i:640;s:6:"height";i:426;s:4:"file";s:75:"2017/07/ed3db90829f21c3e81584d04ee44408be272e2d519b5144291f3_640_soccer.jpg";s:5:"sizes";a:10:{s:6:"medium";a:4:{s:4:"file";s:75:"ed3db90829f21c3e81584d04ee44408be272e2d519b5144291f3_640_soccer-336x224.jpg";s:5:"width";i:336;s:6:"height";i:224;s:9:"mime-type";s:10:"image/jpeg";}s:9:"thumbnail";a:4:{s:4:"file";s:75:"ed3db90829f21c3e81584d04ee44408be272e2d519b5144291f3_640_soccer-140x140.jpg";s:5:"width";i:140;s:6:"height";i:140;s:9:"mime-type";s:10:"image/jpeg";}s:9:"wbhm-icon";a:4:{s:4:"file";s:73:"ed3db90829f21c3e81584d04ee44408be272e2d519b5144291f3_640_soccer-80x80.jpg";s:5:"width";i:80;s:6:"height";i:80;s:9:"mime-type";s:10:"image/jpeg";}s:13:"wbhm-featured";a:4:{s:4:"file";s:75:"ed3db90829f21c3e81584d04ee44408be272e2d519b5144291f3_640_soccer-600x338.jpg";s:5:"width";i:600;s:6:"height";i:338;s:9:"mime-type";s:10:"image/jpeg";}s:20:"wbhm-featured-square";a:4:{s:4:"file";s:75:"ed3db90829f21c3e81584d04ee44408be272e2d519b5144291f3_640_soccer-600x426.jpg";s:5:"width";i:600;s:6:"height";i:426;s:9:"mime-type";s:10:"image/jpeg";}s:18:"wbhm-featured-home";a:4:{s:4:"file";s:75:"ed3db90829f21c3e81584d04ee44408be272e2d519b5144291f3_640_soccer-467x311.jpg";s:5:"width";i:467;s:6:"height";i:311;s:9:"mime-type";s:10:"image/jpeg";}s:22:"wbhm-featured-carousel";a:4:{s:4:"file";s:75:"ed3db90829f21c3e81584d04ee44408be272e2d519b5144291f3_640_soccer-398x265.jpg";s:5:"width";i:398;s:6:"height";i:265;s:9:"mime-type";s:10:"image/jpeg";}s:28:"ab-block-post-grid-landscape";a:4:{s:4:"file";s:75:"ed3db90829f21c3e81584d04ee44408be272e2d519b5144291f3_640_soccer-600x400.jpg";s:5:"width";i:600;s:6:"height";i:400;s:9:"mime-type";s:10:"image/jpeg";}s:25:"ab-block-post-grid-square";a:4:{s:4:"file";s:75:"ed3db90829f21c3e81584d04ee44408be272e2d519b5144291f3_640_soccer-600x426.jpg";s:5:"width";i:600;s:6:"height";i:426;s:9:"mime-type";s:10:"image/jpeg";}s:14:"post-thumbnail";a:4:{s:4:"file";s:75:"ed3db90829f21c3e81584d04ee44408be272e2d519b5144291f3_640_soccer-125x125.jpg";s:5:"width";i:125;s:6:"height";i:125;s:9:"mime-type";s:10:"image/jpeg";}}s:10:"image_meta";a:12:{s:8:"aperture";s:1:"0";s:6:"credit";s:0:"";s:6:"camera";s:0:"";s:7:"caption";s:0:"";s:17:"created_timestamp";s:1:"0";s:9:"copyright";s:0:"";s:12:"focal_length";s:1:"0";s:3:"iso";s:1:"0";s:13:"shutter_speed";s:1:"0";s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:11:"orientation";s:1:"0";s:8:"keywords";a:0:{}}}
        )

)
1544265158 
1500267628

Birmingham’s Legion Field has been nicknamed the “Football Capital of the South” thanks to the decades of Iron Bowls that have been held there. But the other football– soccer– could be making an inroad into Birmingham with the prospects of a professional team. We talk about it in this week’s Magic City Marketplace.

News from WBHM will never be behind a paywall. Ever. We need your help to keep our coverage free for everyone. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. You can support our journalism for as little as $5. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.

 

Alabama prisons commissioner Jeff Dunn to retire as system faces federal pressure

Gov. Kay Ivey announced the leadership change just two months months after Alabama lawmakers approved a $1.3 billion prison construction plan.

Alabama Gov. Ivey draws challengers in 2022 GOP primary

Lynda Blanchard and Tim James are joining the 2022 Alabama governor's race against incumbent Kay Ivey, county commissioner Stacy Lee George, and pastor Dean Odle.

NBA G League’s Birmingham Squadron hosts home opener at Legacy Arena

The Birmingham Squadron will face the Mexico City Capitanes Sunday at the newly renovated Legacy Arena.

An Alabama teen was having a seizure. Police shocked her with a taser.

How an Alabama teen sought justice after a violent police encounter upended her life.

As Supreme Court heard Mississippi abortion ban case, Gulf South demonstrators rallied in DC

Hundreds of demonstrators for and against abortion rights protested in front of the U.S. Supreme Court ahead of a monumental hearing on Wednesday.

After a blowout pilot season, high school girls flag football could be an official sport in Alabama

Two teams will take the field in downtown Birmingham Wednesday for the girls flag football high school state championship.

More Economy Coverage