William Bell

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

City Explores Hosting Teams Displaced By Disasters

Mayor William Bell is looking for ways to draw professional sports teams to Birmingham.
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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.

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