Birmingham Steel Magnolias

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Founded 2002
Folded 2003
League Women's Football Association
Conference Central
Based in Birmingham, Alabama
Stadium Lawson Field
Owner(s) Alta Svoboda

Birmingham Steel Magnolias was a women's American football team based in Birmingham, Alabama.[1] The team played in the Central Conference of the professional Women's Football Association in the 2002–03 season.[2] The team finished the regular season with a 5–5 record but lost the conference championship to the Indianapolis Vipers.

The Steel Magnolias' home games were played at Lawson Field. The owner was Alta Svoboda.


Key:       Win       Loss       Bye

Regular season

Week Day Date Opponent Results Location
Score Record
1 Saturday October 12 Indianapolis Vipers L 20–14[3] 0–1 Lawson Field[4]
2 Saturday October 19 at Georgia Enforcers W 20–8 1–1 Atlanta, GA
3 Saturday October 26 New Orleans Voodoo Dolls W 3–0 (forfeit) 2–1 Lawson Field
4 Saturday November 2 Jacksonville Dixie Blues L 40–16 2–2 Lawson Field
5 Saturday November 9 at Indianapolis Vipers L 14–8[2] 2–3 Arlington High School
6 Saturday November 16 Orlando Fire L 35–0 2–4 Lawson Field
7 Saturday November 23 at New Orleans Voodoo Dolls W 3–0 (forfeit) 3–4 New Orleans, LA
9 Saturday December 7 Georgia Enforcers W 3–0 (forfeit) 4–4 Lawson Field
10 Saturday December 14 at Tampa Bay Force W 3–0 (forfeit) 5–4 Tampa Bay, FL
11 Saturday December 21 at Orlando Fire L 3–0 (forfeit) 5–5 Orlando, FL


Game Day Date Opponent Results Location
Score Record
Conference Championship Saturday January 11 at Indianapolis Vipers L 38–6 0–1 Indianapolis, IN


  1. Sher, David (May 9, 2012). "Birmingham rated one of the poorest sports cities in U.S." The Comeback Town. Birmingham, AL: Retrieved April 10, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Vipers QB returns to lead win over Steel Magnolias". Indianapolis Star. Indianapolis, IN. November 10, 2002.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Vipers win opener over Birmingham". Indianapolis Star. Indianapolis, IN. October 13, 2002.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Vipers to open season". Indianapolis Star. Indianapolis, IN. October 9, 2002.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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