BBVA Compass Iron City Showdown



The BBVA Compass Iron City Showdown is an NBA preseason game pitting the Houston Rockets against the Memphis Grizzlies on October 2, 2018, at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. This high-profile sports experience, made possible through BBVA Compass’ relationship with the Houston Rockets, will be the first NBA game played in Birmingham in 12 years and will bring together fans and families from Birmingham and beyond to enjoy professional basketball at its best.


May 3

BBVA Compass Iron City Showdown Official Announcement

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June 25

Houston Rockets’ James Harden Named NBA MVP

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August 11

Hoop-A-Palooza 3v3 Tournament

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Summer Concert Series

  • Spirit of Praise | June 15 | Cathedral of Cross
  • Funk Fest | June 16 | Legion Field
  • Chris Brown | July 7 | Oak Mountain
  • Def Leppard & Journey | August 20 | BJCC
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd | August 31 | Oak Mountain

October 2

BBVA Compass Iron City Showdown

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