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Sport Updated: 07 Nov 2018

WATCH: BBVA Compass Iron City Showdown Press Conference

It has now been one week since the BBVA Compass Iron City Showdown’s details were announced, including who would face the Houston Rockets in the preseason game to be held in Birmingham on October 2 (Memphis Grizzlies).

The press conference held at the Alabama Sports Hall-of-Fame featured key speaker and Houston Rockets Legend Robert Horry, who made the official announcement in front of media, bank volunteers and VIP guests.

Didn't get a chance to attend the press conference? The entire press conference can be see here on Alabama News Center’s website. (scroll to the bottom).

Tickets can be bought on, and you can click here for more information on the entire initiative, first announced in August.

Since the game will be held at Legacy Arena at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, here are a few tidbits about the venue that will host the first professional basketball game to be played in Birmingham, Ala. in 12 years…

Fun facts:

  • Opening Date: September 28, 1976
  • First event: John Denver concert
  • Former name: BJCC coliseum
  • Updated: 2015
  • Seating Capacity: 18,000

Get your tickets today!