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New Orleans Pelicans Purchase NBA G League Team to Play in Renovated Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama

October 24, 2018 - NEW YORK - The New Orleans Pelicans and the NBA G League today announced that the Pelicans have acquired the right to own and operate an NBA G League team that will play in the renovated Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. The team is expected to debut in Birmingham in the 2022-23 season following the renovations. With today's announcement, the NBA G League expands to a record 28 teams for the 2019-20 season. In an effort to accelerate player development, the team will begin play next seaso... Full Story

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Birmingham Iron Strengthen Coaching Core

October 11, 2018 - Birmingham, Ala. "" The Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football have named its assistant coaches to join head coach Tim Lewis' inaugural staff. The Iron announced Steve Logan (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks), Carnell Williams (running backs), Dave Magazu (offensive line), Ray Rychleski (special teams/tight ends), Martin Bayless (secondary/assistant special teams) and Ray Hamilton (defensive line) to the coaching staff in the new professional football league. Steve Meyer (d... Full Story

Van Voorhees Named Groundskeeper of the Year

September 11, 2018 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Birmingham Barons are proud to announce that Head Groundskeeper Zach Van Voorhees was voted the 2018 Southern League Groundskeeper of the Year by a group of managers, umpires, and broadcasters from around the league. As the Southern League's Groundskeeper of the Year, Van Voorhees will be the Southern League's nominee to the Sports Turf Managers Association as they select the overall winner for Double-A Groundskeeper of the Year. "We are very proud of Zach being na... Full Story

Barons End Season With 6-4 Win In Biloxi

September 3, 2018 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - With a big offensive outburst to start the game and a strong day from the bullpen, the Birmingham Barons (66-72) earned a season-ending 6-4 win over the Biloxi Shuckers (81-59) on Monday afternoon at MGM Park. The win concludes an entertaining season of Barons baseball that saw the club finish third in the Southern League North Division standings for the second half and fourth in the overall standings. Turning Point: The Barons burst ahead early as a Matt Rose single scored... Full Story

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