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  • New tunnel, premium RV section at Talladega Superspeedway on schedule despite weather

    Excerpt:

    Construction of a new oversized vehicle tunnel and premium RV infield parking section at Talladega Superspeedway is still on schedule to be completed in time for the April NASCAR race, despite large amounts of rainfall and unusual groundwater conditions underneath the track.

    Track Chairman Grant Lynch, during a news conference Wednesday at the track, said he’s amazed the general contractor, Taylor Corporation of Oxford, has been able to keep the project on schedule.

    “The amount of water they have pumped out of that and the extra engineering they did from the original design, basically to keep that tunnel from floating up out of the earth, was remarkable,” Lynch said.

  • Alabama workers built 1.6M engines in 2018 to add auto horsepower

    Excerpt:

    Alabama’s auto workers built nearly 1.6 million engines last year, as the state industry continues to carve out a place in global markets with innovative, high-performance parts, systems and finished vehicles.

    Last year also saw major new developments in engine manufacturing among the state’s key players, and more advanced infrastructure is on the way in the coming year.

    Hyundai expects to complete a key addition to its engine operations in Montgomery during the first half of 2019, while Honda continues to reap the benefits of a cutting-edge Alabama engine line installed several years ago.

  • Groundbreaking on Alabama’s newest aerospace plant made possible through key partnerships

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    Political and business leaders gathered for a groundbreaking at Alabama’s newest aerospace plant gave credit to the formation of the many key partnerships that made it possible.

    Governor Kay Ivey and several other federal, state and local officials attended the event which celebrated the construction of rocket engine builder Blue Origin’s facility in Huntsville.

2 weeks ago

Bootsy Collins, Randy Owens, and Sara Evans to perform at the 2022 World Games in Birmingham

(Alabama NewsCenter/Contributed)

If you’ve headed North on Birmingham’s US-31 in the last year, then you’ve probably seen the countdown to the once-in-a-lifetime World Games event. That countdown has finally reached its “365 days-to-go” mark as the international sports event is one year away and tickets are officially on sale.

What makes The World Games 2022 a “once-in-a-lifetime” event?
It will never be held in Birmingham again. In fact, this year is The World Games’ first return to the United States since its 1981 premiere in Santa Clara, California. Birmingham is proud to welcome the world to the city and to the 25+ venues where events are being held. Spread across historical landmarks and brand-new stadiums, fans will experience the first major sporting event on American soil since the pandemic. Opening ceremony presented by Alabama Power will begin on July 7, 2022, and the Closing Ceremony will take place at Protective Stadium on July 17, 2022.

What is The World Games?

Every four years, in the years following the Summer Olympics, the world’s best athletes in sports and disciplines that are not a part of the Olympic Games unite in their common search for excellence during The World Games. This 11-day sports celebration represents the highest level of competition for more than 3,600 international athletes and 30+ unique sports from flag football and lacrosse to martial arts, waterski and many more. The Birmingham Organizing Committee also announced several musical artists that will perform at The World Games 2022, including Bootsy Collins, Randy Owen and Sara Evans. Not only will the event generate an estimated $256 million in economic impact for the city of Birmingham, but it will also be a historical moment for all Alabamians.

Where can you get tickets?

Tickets can be purchased for each individual sport, as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and in select packages. To purchase tickets to The World Games 2022, visit TWG2022.com. “We want to encourage everyone to jump on the opportunity to purchase their tickets now,” CEO Nick Sellers said. “We expect many venues to sell out quickly, and we don’t want anyone to miss out on their chance to witness history.”

Stay up to date by finding The World Games on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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3 weeks ago

Tickets now on sale for Birmingham’s 2022 World Games

(Wikicommons, YHN)

If you’ve headed North on Birmingham’s US-31 in the last year, then you’ve probably seen the countdown to the once-in-a-lifetime World Games event. That countdown has finally reached its “365 days-to-go” mark as the international sports event is one-year away and tickets are officially on sale.

What makes The World Games 2022 a “once-in-a-lifetime” event?
It will never be held in Birmingham again. In fact, this year is The World Games’ first return to the United States since its 1981 premiere in Santa Clara, California. Birmingham is proud to welcome the world to the city and to the 25+ venues where events are being held. Spread across historical landmarks and brand-new stadiums, fans will experience the first major sporting event on American soil since the pandemic. Opening ceremony presented by Alabama Power will begin on July 7, 2022 and the Closing Ceremony will take place at Protective Stadium on July 17, 2022.

What is The World Games?

Every four years, in the years following the Summer Olympics, the world’s best athletes in sports and disciplines that are not a part of the Olympic Games unite in their common search for excellence during The World Games. This 11-day sports celebration represents the highest level of competition for more than 3,600 international athletes and 30+ unique sports from flag football and lacrosse to martial arts, waterski and many more. The Birmingham Organizing Committee also announced several musical artists that will perform at The World Games 2022, including Bootsy Collins, Randy Owen and Sara Evans. Not only will the event generate an estimated $256 Million in economic impact for the city of Birmingham, but it will also be a historical moment for all Alabamians.

Where can you get tickets?

Tickets can be purchased for each individual sport, as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and in select packages. To purchase tickets to The World Games 2022, visit TWG2022.com. “We want to encourage everyone to jump on the opportunity to purchase their tickets now,” CEO Nick Sellers said. “We expect many venues to sell out quickly, and we don’t want anyone to miss out on their chance to witness history.” Stay up to date by finding The World Games on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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3 weeks ago

Tickets now on sale for Birmingham’s 2022 World Games

(Wikicommons, YHN)

If you’ve headed North on Birmingham’s US-31 in the last year, then you’ve probably seen the countdown to the once-in-a-lifetime World Games event. That countdown has finally reached its “365 days-to-go” mark as the international sports event is one-year away and tickets are officially on sale.

What makes The World Games 2022 a “once-in-a-lifetime” event?
It will never be held in Birmingham again. In fact, this year is The World Games’ first return to the United States since its 1981 premiere in Santa Clara, California. Birmingham is proud to welcome the world to the city and to the 25+ venues where events are being held. Spread across historical landmarks and brand-new stadiums, fans will experience the first major sporting event on American soil since the pandemic. Opening ceremony presented by Alabama Power will begin on July 7, 2022 and the Closing Ceremony will take place at Protective Stadium on July 17, 2022.

What is The World Games?

Every four years, in the years following the Summer Olympics, the world’s best athletes in sports and disciplines that are not a part of the Olympic Games unite in their common search for excellence during The World Games. This 11-day sports celebration represents the highest level of competition for more than 3,600 international athletes and 30+ unique sports from flag football and lacrosse to martial arts, waterski and many more. The Birmingham Organizing Committee also announced several musical artists that will perform at The World Games 2022, including Bootsy Collins, Randy Owen and Sara Evans. Not only will the event generate an estimated $256 Million in economic impact for the city of Birmingham, but it will also be a historical moment for all Alabamians.

Where can you get tickets?

Tickets can be purchased for each individual sport, as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and in select packages. To purchase tickets to The World Games 2022, visit TWG2022.com. “We want to encourage everyone to jump on the opportunity to purchase their tickets now,” CEO Nick Sellers said. “We expect many venues to sell out quickly, and we don’t want anyone to miss out on their chance to witness history.” Stay up to date by finding The World Games on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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3 weeks ago

Tickets now on sale for Birmingham’s 2022 World Games  

(Wikicommons, YHN)

If you’ve headed North on Birmingham’s US-31 in the last year, then you’ve probably seen the countdown to the once-in-a-lifetime World Games event. That countdown has finally reached its “365 days-to-go” mark as the international sports event is one-year away and tickets are officially on sale.

What makes The World Games 2022 a “once-in-a-lifetime” event?
It will never be held in Birmingham again. In fact, this year is The World Games’ first return to the United States since its 1981 premiere in Santa Clara, California. Birmingham is proud to welcome the world to the city and to the 25+ venues where events are being held. Spread across historical landmarks and brand-new stadiums, fans will experience the first major sporting event on American soil since the pandemic. Opening ceremony presented by Alabama Power will begin on July 7, 2022, and the Closing Ceremony will take place at Protective Stadium on July 17, 2022.

What is The World Games?

Every four years, in the years following the Summer Olympics, the world’s best athletes in sports and disciplines that are not a part of the Olympic Games unite in their common search for excellence during The World Games. This 11-day sports celebration represents the highest level of competition for more than 3,600 international athletes and 30+ unique sports from flag football and lacrosse to martial arts, waterski and many more. The Birmingham Organizing Committee also announced several musical artists that will perform at The World Games 2022, including Bootsy Collins, Randy Owen and Sara Evans. Not only will the event generate an estimated $256 Million in economic impact for the city of Birmingham, but it will also be a historical moment for all Alabamians.

Where can you get tickets?

Tickets can be purchased for each individual sport, as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and in select packages. To purchase tickets to The World Games 2022, visit TWG2022.com. “We want to encourage everyone to jump on the opportunity to purchase their tickets now,” CEO Nick Sellers said. “We expect many venues to sell out quickly, and we don’t want anyone to miss out on their chance to witness history.” Stay up to date by finding The World Games on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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