Dealing With Disasters
4:28 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

City Explores Hosting Teams Displaced By Disasters

Birmingham's mayor has commissioned a study to determine whether the city could be home to sports teams displaced by hurricanes and other natural disasters.

The Birmingham News reports that Bravis Building Solutions was hired partly to research whether Birmingham has the capacity to serve as an evacuation city for pro teams when natural disasters strike their home cities.

The study also explored the possibility of Birmingham hosting National Football League summer training camps.

Recruiting some type of professional team to Birmingham has been among Mayor William Bell's goals.

The report focused on teams from Atlanta, New Orleans and Nashville because of their proximity and chances Birmingham could attract them for summer training.

Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews

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