Birmingham has been selected to host the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup soccer champions as part of a 10-city victory tour across the U.S this fall.
The Alabama Sports Foundation, which promotes international and collegiate sporting events in Alabama, announced on July 21 that Birmingham would host the fourth match of the United States women's national soccer team against the Australian women's national soccer team on September 20 at Legion Field. The team won their third FIFA World Cup victory earlier in July after defeating Japan 5-2. That game was the most watched soccer match in U.S. history, with more than 23 million viewers, according to FOX.
The last time the U.S. team faced the Australian team was in the Group D opening games of the tournament, in which they achieved a 3-1 victory. Read more...
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This weekend, the first ever Sloss Music and Arts Festival was held at the historic Sloss Furnaces in downtown Birmingham. Headlining musicians included Modest Mouse, the Avett Brothers, Tyler the Creator and St. Paul and the Broken Bones.
Kaleidoscope decided to cover the event completely through social media using the hashtag #ksloss on Twitter and Vine and through high-quality photo coverage—all posted on Kaleidoscope’s new blog.
2015 marks the fifth anniversary for the Steel City’s indie music festival, Secret Stages, taking place on July 31-August 1. To celebrate, the festival is offering UAB students a special promo code to knock $5 off their weekend pass. Read more...
The return of the football, bowling and rifle teams has also meant a return in sales at Snoozy’s bookstore, which suffered losses after the teams were cut.
The announcement of the press conference in which UAB President Ray Watts would declare whether or not the football, bowling and rifle teams would return prompted Snoozy's to create two shirt designs: one celebrating the potential return of the programs, and one denouncing their continued absence. Prior to Watts' decision, Snoozy's ordered 400 “We Are Back” T-shirts, which sold out almost immediately after the decision was made.
The loss of the sports programs announced last December was a blow to Snoozy's, which was founded in 1982 by the son of Coach George “Snoozy” Jones. Jones was part of the UAB athletics program for many years.