Oporto National Guard Armory

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The Oporto National Guard Armory is an Alabama National Guard armory at 5601 Oporto-Madrid Boulevard near Lawson Field. Until 2009 the armory served as headquarters for the 20th Special Forces Group, one of two Army National Guard Special Forces Groups with battalions from Alabama, Maryland and Florida. The base was relocated to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

In 1964, WSGN personality and concert promoter Dave Roddy moved his popular "Medallion Mondays" promotion with South Carolina's "Swingin' Medallions" to the Oporto Armory from the Airport Armory, which was about half the size. The venue also hosted "Tams' Tuesday". The armory continued to host concerts and events through the 1970s.

For City of Birmingham elections, the armory is a polling place for Birmingham Precinct 58, Area 7.

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