City: Birmingham, Alabama
Nielsen U.S. TV market rank: 44th
Stadium: To be announced
Colors: Red, dark blue and medium blue.
General Manager: To be announced
Head Coach: To be announced
Team website: www.naflfreedom.com
Birmingham, Alabama, was at the forefront of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The city is the proud home to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. The team name “Freedom,” the eagle in the team’s logo and the colors red, dark blue and medium blue all are symbolic of the role Birmingham played in this important period in American history.
Birmingham is a football hotbed in its own right, having been home to several professional teams and being the home of University of Alabama at Birmingham. It also is within easy driving distance of Tuscaloosa (58 miles), Auburn (109 miles) and even Atlanta, Georgia (146 miles).