The All-American Bowl was an annual post-season college football game
played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama from 1977 to 1990. The
game was known as the Hall of Fame Classic from 1977 to 1985.
In the spring of 1986, the National Football Foundation and College Hall
of Fame decided to relocate the Hall of Fame Bowl game to Tampa
beginning in December, 1986. The game in Birmingham continued for five
years under the name "All-American Bowl". When the SEC expanded
to twelve schools and began contesting a championship game in 1992,
Birmingham officials chose to host the conference title game and
abandoned the All-American Bowl. Ironically, the SEC championship was
moved to Atlanta's Georgia Dome two years later, leaving Legion Field
without any Division 1-A postseason college football ever since.