With a sell-out crowd of nearly 17,000 fans for the BBVA Compass Iron City Showdown, it’s safe to say that Birmingham loves basketball. This electric evening of NBA basketball, featuring the Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies, led to a Rockets win over the Grizzlies, with a score of 131-115. Colonnade sought to ensure fans had a stellar experience at this turnkey event, the first pro-basketball event that the Magic City has hosted in 12 years.

Brett Shelton, Event Development and Operations for Colonnade noted the caliber of event, saying, “The NBA has high standards and we worked hard to meet those standards, and it was challenging, but fun!” When asked what he hopes fans took away from the event, Shelton said,

“Birmingham is a great community that comes together, and it’s a great basketball town with a very rich history.”

Colonnade is honored to have played a role in bringing this NBA event to life and connecting fans across Birmingham.