In December 2014, The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB announced its controversial shutdown of the football program. Now, the program is going to be reinstated in 2016 due to donations from local Birmingham businesses, such as Harris Doyle Homes.
According to CarrSports Consulting, in order for UAB to successfully invest in priority programs they needed to shutdown three programs; football was one. After the announcement was made, the UAB Football Foundation raised more than $15 million in donations to try and save the program.
Businesses in Birmingham banned together in order to help bring the program back because the Blazers have such a positive impact on the local economy. In addition, external sources have pledged over $17.2 million in support. Many people in the Birmingham community, including these numerous businesses, are very excited for the Blazers’ comeback.
Harris Doyle Homes’ donation to the UAB football program, certainly helped aid its reinstatement. The reinstatement will, in turn, boost the economy, which is good for interested home buyers looking to move to the metro Birmingham area. In fact, only 15 minutes from UAB is Harris Doyle Homes’ new community Steelemont.
Steelemont will be comprised of basement and low-maintenance homes with plenty of amenities. The community is known for its ultra convenient location and superb quality of life. Steelemont is surrounded by high-quality shopping, dining and entertainment such as Whole Foods Market, Publix Supermarket, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Walmart Supercenter, T.J. Maxx, Belk, Lowe’s Home Improvement and Hobby Lobby. Children in Steelemont will attend top ranked schools including Vestavia Hills Elementary School West and Vestavia Hills Elementary Central, Louis Pizitz Middle School and Vestavia Hills High School. Additionally, the area offers recreational activities such as the Vestavia Country Club, golf courses, Wald Park and much more.
Construction for Steelemont is estimated to be finished in late winter/early spring 2016, just in time for any UAB fans to purchase a home right down the street from the Blazers.