The Birmingham Bowl is played each January at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. Since 2006, the BBVA Compass Bowl had treated millions of fans to some of the most exciting bowl games in college football. In 2014 BBVA Compass Bank sponsorship was dropped changing the game's name to the Birmingham Bowl. The game matches up team from the Southeastern Conference with a peer from the American Athletic Conference. The alternates are C-USA and the MAC. The Birmingham Bowl has been sponsored by BBVA Compass Bank, and Papa John’s in the past. Check out our Birmingham Bowl History page for more information and our Birmingham Bowl Champions page for a list of the games past winners. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Birmingham Bowl tickets.
2016 Birmingham Bowl Preview
The 2015 Birmingham Bowl will see the Memphis Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers at Legion Field. The Memphis Tigers have been one of the surprise teams of the season, starting the season 8-0, including a blowout win over a good Ole Miss team. Memphis boasts one of the top signal callers in the country in 6 foot 7 Paxton Lynch. Lynch is deadly through the air, throwing 28 touchdowns already this season, and he will be the player to watch in the 2015 Birmingham Bowl. On the Auburn side of the ball, the Tigers fell short of expectations this season, but look to build on a talented defensive front for next year. The key to the game will be if Auburn can pressure Lynch and force quick throws.
Check out our Birmingham Bowl Preview History page for previews of previous Birmingham Bowl games.
Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field Address: 400 Graymont Ave W, Birmingham, Alabama, 35204
The Birmingham Bowl is played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, current home of the UAB Blazers. The stadium was the home of the Alabama Crimson Tide from 1927-2003 and the All-American Bowl from 1986-1990.
The sections in the stadium are cut in half by a walkway, with Sections 10-11 and 35-36 being right at midfield for a perfect view of the action.
There are general admission areas in the end zone areas, check to see if your ticket is for that section or look for GA if you are hunting for a ticket in those areas. Perfect for those who wasn’t able to buy a ticket with a group the first time around.
Birmingham Bowl Event Guide
What are the best attractions to see when in Birmingham for the Birmingham Bowl?
There’s lots of stuff to do in Birmingham for both adults and kids, including the Barber Motorsports Museum and Park. You can see powerful cars and motorcycles zooming around the race track, and if you like motorcycles, it’s a must. The McWane Science Center is a fun and interactive place to take the kids so they can have a fun adventure before kickoff! Find more information on our Birmingham Bowl Event Guide page.
Where are the best places to eat when in Birmingham for the Birmingham Bowl?
Chez Fonfon is one of the highest-rated spot in Birmingham, and delivers great French food at a good price. They have an extensive wine list and everything from the Fon Fon Burger to the Characuterie to dessert is delicious. Check out Highlands Bar and Grill if you’re looking for southern fare.
What are the best games in Birmingham Bowl history?
It’s a short history as the game only got its start in 2006, but the Rutgers comeback in 2008 over NC State in the then PapaJohns.com Bowl was a classic game. NC State went up 17-6 behind QB Russell Wilson, but Mike Teel brought the Scarlet Knights back in the fourth quarter with a 42-yard TD pass to Kenny Britt to take the lead and eventually win the game. Get more information on great games on our Notable Compass Bowl Games page.
Who are the most famous players to play in the Birmingham Bowl?
Current starting Seahawks QB Russell Wilson played in the 2008 game, while Andre Dixon, Dion Lewis and Bo Wallace have all taken home BBVA Compass Bowl MVP honors.