Alabama Vulcans

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For the team that played in the World Football League in 1975, see Birmingham Vulcans.
Alabama Vulcans
Team logo
Established 1979
Folded 1979
Based in Birmingham, Alabama
Home field Legion Field
Head coach Harry Lander
League American Football Association
Division Eastern

The Alabama Vulcans were a professional football team which were a part of the American Football Association in 1979. Though the Vulcans used a different color scheme than its predecessors in the World Football League, the team's name was borrowed from the WFL's Birmingham Vulcans and the logo was an amalgamation of the logos of the Vulcans and the Birmingham Americans in a clear effort to draw on the popularity of the previous league's teams. They were owned by Harry Lander, who also served as the team's head coach and the founder of the league.[1] Their home stadium was Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. During the one season of the team's existence, it had a record of 13-6, with two five-game winning streaks. The team made the playoffs, but lost in the first round.


  1. ^ "Birmingham is involved in new pro league". The Tuscaloosa News. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Google News. Associated Press. February 19, 1978. p. 12B. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 

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