I lived in Birmingham all my life until I moved five months ago. I'm obviously incredibly familiar with the area, and will be happy to answer any questions anyone may have about the city. I can recommend hotels, restaurants, things to do, etc. Just fire away with the questions and I will find you an answer. I will be back in town for the game for several days and teaming up with all of my Birmingham friends to get together a big tailgate/party from the Birmingham folk to welcome you all with fine southern hospitality! My first recommendation is this: Don't stay anywhere within walking distance of the stadium. It is in a really crappy part of town.