The UAB Blazers football team represents the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the sport of American football. The Blazers compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the West Division of Conference USA (CUSA). The team is currently led by head coach Bill Clark, who has held the position since 2014. Home games are held at Legion Field in Birmingham, which has a seating capacity of 71,594.
The UAB football program was terminated after the 2014 season but was reinstated shortly thereafter. The team went on hiatus for two seasons before returning in 2017.
Legion Field is a stadium in Birmingham, Alabama, United States, primarily designed to be used as a venue for American football, but occasionally used for other large outdoor events. The stadium opened in 1927 and is named in honor of the American Legion, a U.S. organization of military veterans. Since the 2004 removal of the upper deck, Legion Field seats approximately 71,594 spectators. At its peak it seated 83,091 people for football and had the name "Football Capital of the South" emblazoned from the facade on its upper deck. Legion Field is colloquially called "The Old Gray Lady" and "The Gray Lady on Graymont". The stadium's current primary tenant are the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers, a member of Conference USA.