By Joshua Huff, sports editor
BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham City Council has been in talks with local officials regarding the possibility of using Legion Field as an additional coronavirus drive-thru testing site.
Council President William Parker believes that the site is an ideal location due to an abundance of parking and its proximity to residents within the city of Birmingham. As of now, there are just a few testing sites around Jefferson County.
“Legion Field sits on 100 acres with an ample amount of flat parking area which could handle the amount of traffic other sites have seen,” Parker said. “Legion Field can accommodate thousands of vehicles and people as we’ve seen with major events over the years. There is ample room for cars to maneuver in order to maximize the number of tests.”
No action has been taken as of now, but Parker is pushing for approval sooner than later.
“We want to make sure everyone who needs a test will be able to have access to one,” Parker said. “It’s very important we act quickly and decisively about a potential location.”