By Mark Newman
Get ready, Birmingham, for your new professional team, on a stage that gives us top-flight football for three additional months a year. Not to mention brings together two huge rivals — Alabama and Auburn, with players coming together in black, steel grey and silver. The Birmingham Iron has arrived.
Iron is one of three elements needed to make steel and make no mistake: This franchise is all about chemistry, both on the field and in the community.
Long ago, fans in Alabama established their love for toughness, strength, durability and success on a foundation built to stand the test of time.
Birmingham’s proud history, its track record of behemoth beams and high-rising structures throughout the world, symbolizes hard work, brawn and trust.
Meet your Birmingham Iron of The Alliance of American Football. The Alliance has eight teams, beginning play this February, and brings to Birmingham a franchise all its own, with familiar faces running the show and a name rooted in local history.
The bottom line is simple. The Birmingham Iron, an Iron fist in the Alliance of American Football, promises a brand of football that will make Alabama proud.