Alabama Magic

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Alabama Magic
Alabama Magic Logo.gif
Sport Football
League American Football Association
Active 1982
Home field Legion Field
Record 6-4
Coach Steve Patten
General manager N/A
Website N/A

The Alabama Magic were a professional football team which were a part of the American Football Association for a single season in 1982. All home games in Birmingham were played at Legion Field. Two home games were played in Anniston and Selma respectively. Finishing their lone season with a 6-4 record, the team was under the ownership of a local group called Deep South Sports Projects, Inc. with Steve Patten serving as head coach.


In February 1982, it was announced that Birmingham would field an expansion team in the AFA for the 1982 season. After seeing moderate successes on the field, the team would fold due to poor attendance and the arrival of the Birmingham Stallions for the 1983 season.

1982 Results (6-4)

  • May 29: Won 37-32 vs Jacksonville Sunbirds
  • June 5: Won 33-0 at Florida Suns
  • June 12: Won 28-0 vs. Tallahassee Statesmen (in Anniston, AL)
  • June 20: Lost 29-13 at Carolina Storm
  • June 26: Won 17-16 vs Georgia Pride
  • July 3: Won 39-7 at Jacksonville Sunbirds
  • July 10: Won (forfeit) 2-0 vs Florida Suns (in Selma, AL)
  • July 17: Lost 19-14 at Tallahassee Statesmen
  • July 24: Lost 17-14 vs Carolina Storm
  • July 30: Lost 16-14 at Georgia Pride
Preceded by:
Alabama Vulcans
Pro Football in Birmingham
Succeeded by:
Birmingham Stallions