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Steeldogs Welcome NBA Great Magic Johnson

July 18, 2007 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Alabama Steeldogs News Release

Birmingham, Ala. - As the Alabama Steeldogs make their final push for the 2007 playoffs, the team is looking forward to a "magical" season finale against the Cincinnati Jungle Kats on Saturday, July 28 at the BJCC Arena.

NBA great and local Burger King franchise owner Earvin "Magic" Johnson will be in attendance for the Steeldogs' final home game of the year, and will take part in a number of pre-game festivities as Alabama looks to finish the regular season on a high note.

"We are truly pleased to have a sports legend like Magic Johnson as one of our corporate partners," Steeldogs Managing Partner Scott Myers said. "Magic has a large contingent of fans all over the world, and this is a fantastic way for Birmingham to see one of basketball's all-time greats."

Johnson owns 30 Burger King restaurant franchises in four cities, including eight restaurants in the Birmingham area. A corporate partner with the Steeldogs in 2007, Magic Johnson Enterprises has teamed up with the Steeldogs for a variety of promotions at both the Steeldogs' games and local Burger King restaurants.

The Steeldogs will host the Jungle Kats on Saturday, July 28, in what could prove to be a pivotal game for Alabama's playoff hopes. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster at 715-6000 or by logging on to

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