The City of Pelham and the Birmingham Hockey Club, LLC, owner and operator of The Birmingham Bulls, agreed to a new five-year contract on October 3, 2022, making the Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena the team's home arena through 2027. A five-year extension is included at the end of the five-year term.
"The Birmingham Bulls are excited to continue our partnership with Pelham. The city has been a great host for our team, " said Managing Partner Chris Early. "Our entire staff, from the front office to coaches and players, love it here. The atmosphere at the Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena is the best in the SPHL. We look forward to a great future in Pelham," he added.
"We're truly excited about the extension of our deal with The Birmingham Bulls for the next five hockey seasons," said Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena Executive Facility Director Steve St. John. "We look forward to growing and enhancing our relationship with the team to benefit our fans and the many programs we offer."
The Birmingham Bulls are 2-0 on the season and will host the Knoxville Ice Bears in their home opener Saturday, October 29, 2022.
About the Birmingham Bulls
The Birmingham Bulls are a professional ice hockey team in Pelham, Alabama, that began play in the 2017–18 season as a member of the Southern Professional Hockey League. The team is named after the previous Birmingham-area teams in the World Hockey Association and East Coast Hockey League.
About the Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena
Tucked below Oak Mountain, only 20 minutes south of Birmingham, the Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena is Shelby County’s finest entertainment, conference, and banquet facility. With two NHL-sized ice arenas (one that easily transforms into 30,000 square feet of exhibition space), a Skating School, and 7,000 square feet of elegant banquet and conference space, Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena is the ideal place to host a variety of events. When the Bulls are not on the ice, the main arena hosts a variety of events including sporting events, concerts, tradeshows, family shows, and expos.