Magic City Classic fun ramps up as the weekend approaches

Magic City Classic fun ramps up as the weekend approaches

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Fans celebrating the Magic City Classic are enjoying the events leading up to the big game. The game, which pumps millions of dollars into the Birmingham economy every year, will have Alabama State defending last year's win against a tough Alabama A&M.

The fun officially kicked off on Wednesday when the Magic City Press Conference was held. On Thursday, there was an invitation-only kickoff luncheon and the Magic City Classic Alumni Pep Rally at Regions Field.

On Friday morning, comedian and radio personality Rickey Smiley began his live broadcast from the Jazz Hall of Fame at 5 a.m. The Hall of Fame was packed with fans for several performances, contests and giveaways. Smiley broadcasted out of Birmingham just for the Magic City Classic. The show usually broadcasts out of Atlanta.

At 11:30 on Friday, the invite-only Regions Bank Team Luncheon will begin at The Club. The Toyota Green Initiative Day of Service will begin shortly after that at noon and will run to 2:30.

On Saturday, the events start off with the McDonald's Magic City Classic Parade in Downtown Birmingham at 8 a.m. and will be followed by the Coors Light Pre-Game Tailgate Party at 11 a.m. Shuttles will start around 9 a.m.

As the game approaches, fans can enjoy taking part in the World's Largest Wobble, featuring V.I.C. at 2 p.m. Officials with the Classic say they hope to have 50,000 fans all wobbling at the same time, so fans might want to get to the stadium early.

Kickoff for the 72nd Annual State Farm Magic City Classic will follow at 2:30 p.m. Halftime at the classic will feature celebrity ambassador Ice Cube and the post game concert will feature Morris Day and the Time.

Here's the full schedule of the remaining events from themagiccityclassic.com:

Friday, October 25

5 - 10:00 AM

Rickey Smiley LIVE Broadcast- Jazz Hall of Fame

11:30 AM

Regions Bank Team Luncheon - The Club

*Invitation only*

12 - 2:30 PM

Toyota Green Initiative Day of Service - Fairfield Community Center

Saturday, October 26

8:00 AM

McDonald's Magic City Classic Parade - Downtown Birmingham

9:00 AM

Shuttles begin - Click here for routes

11:00 AM

Coors Light Pre-Game Tailgate Party

2:00 PM

World's Largest Wobble featuring V.I.C.- Inside Legion Field

2:00 PM

WBHK 98.7 KISS FM and WBHJ 95.7 JAMZ begin LIVE broadcast from inside Legion Field

2:30 PM

72nd Annual State Farm Magic City Classic - Legion Field

 

          FAN CAM - Inside Legion Field

HALFTIME

Celebrity Ambassador: ICE CUBE

POST-GAME

Concert featuring Morris Day and the Time - Inside Legion Field

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