Alabama-Germany Group Hosts World Cup Party
Germany and the United States are meeting in the World Cup, and an Alabama-based group is making the most of it.
The AlabamaGermany Partnership is holding a game-watching party in Birmingham on Thursday.
The organization promotes better relations and trade between the two countries. There's a strong German influence in Huntsville because of the space industry, and the German auto company Mercedes-Benz has a plant in Tuscaloosa County.
For the soccer game, the Partnership is encouraging members to show up at a German restaurant and beer garden in downtown Birmingham with flags, t-shirts and hats to cheer on their favorite team.
There will be German brautwurst and beer, but soft drinks will also be available for people who have to get back to work after the midday match.