Birmingham will be the seventh city with a team featured in the newly-formed Alliance of American Football.
The spring professional football league, which will begin play the weekend after the Super Bowl in February, announced Birmingham’s addition yesterday. Other cities with teams in the Alliance are San Diego, Atlanta, Orlando, Memphis, Salt Lake City and Phoenix.
Alliance coaches include Steve Spurrier in Orlando, Mike Singletary in Memphis, Brad Childress in Atlanta, Dennis Erickson in Salt Lake City, Rick Neuheisel in Phoenix, and Mike Martz in San Diego. The Birmingham coach will be announced later this week.
Birmingham previously has had teams in the World Football League, World League of American Football, United States Football League, and the XFL.