Alabama State and Alabama A&M have signed an agreement with the city of Birmingham that will keep the Magic City Classic at Legion Field through the year 2022, according to a Birmingham Business Journal report.
With the agreement comes a pay increase that will net both institutions over $1 million for the duration of the contract that begins in 2019.
Below is the annual payment schedule each school with receives.
– 2019: $325,000
– 2020 $350,000
– 2021: $375,000
– 2022: $400,000
Both schools, currently in the final year of this existing contract, will each receive a payout of $212,500.
The Magic City Classic has consistently ranked among the highest attended HBCU football classics for decades.