The field is also designated with titles "The Old Gray Lady" and "The Gray Lady on Graymont".
Legion Field is mainly an American football stadium, located in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Though it was primarily built up for hosting American football, other outdoor events are also held here. The stadium was opened in 1927 and is named in honour of the American Legion, a U.S. organization of military veterans. The field has a capacity of 71,594 spectators. The construction work to build this state-of-the-art stadium commenced in 1926, designed by famous architect D.O. Whilldin. It has been renovated four times and expanded six times. The natural grass of the field was replaced by Poly turf in 1970 which later on substituted by Astroturf after five years.
The field hosted its first game on 19th November 1927, which was played between Howard College and the Birmingham-Southern College. The former won the game by 9-0.
The "Magic City Classic" between the Alabama A&M University and the Alabama State University is played annually at the stadium.
The Legion Field was popularly known for hosting the season-ending rivalry game (Iron Bowl) between Alabama and Auburn from 1948 to 1988.
The stadium hosted both the men's and women's football matches for the 1996 Summer Olympics.
It hosted the Conference Championship from 1999 to 2012.
The Legion Field hosted a World Cup Qualifier match between U.S. and Guatemala in 2005.
The stadium has also hosted several football games of the World Football League, American Football League, World League of American Football, etc.
The stadium has hosted several big concerts featuring U2, Ruben Studdard, Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones.
In 1979 and 1980, the field hosted the Drum Corps International World Championship.
The stadium served as the home venue for the UAB Blazers (members of the Conference USA) from 1991 to 2014.