Updated with 2019 Information

It’s becoming as much as holiday tradition as the Huntsville Christmas Parade, the Tinsel Trail, the Galaxy of Lights and ice-skating in the park.

For the fourth straight year, the Rocket City Classic brings the University of Alabama basketball team into Huntsville and the Propst Arena at the Von Braun Center. Call it Christmas Tide-ings.

This year's doubleheader will feature the UAH Men's Basketball vs. Spring Hill College Men's Basketball and Alabama Men's Basketball vs. Belmont Bruins on December 21st. The Alabama vs. Belmont game will be broadcasted on the SEC Network. 

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Rocket City Classic in Huntsville Dec. 21

Tickets still remain at the Von Braun Center box office and through Ticketmaster. The Classic is presented by Knight Eady, in cooperation with the City of Huntsville, the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Huntsville Sports Commission.

The event partners are eager to showcase Downtown Huntsville via the Classic.

“The Rocket City Classic is not just an evening of exciting basketball. This is an opportunity for residents and visitors alike to take in all that Downtown Huntsville has to offer during the Christmas season – great restaurants, the beauty of the Tinsel Trail and so much more,” says Judy Ryals, president/CEO of the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Hometown Pride

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This year’s event will feature three new head coaches, as Nate Oats, Alabama head coach, John Shulman, UAH head coach, and Casey Alexander, Belmont head coach, make their Rocket City Classic debut. This year’s event is looking to be another sell out, as we have sold out the first two years of the event. 

The Rocket City Classic is hosted by Knight Eady, a Birmingham-based sports marketing and event management firm. Knight Eady, in partnership with the Huntsville CVB and Huntsville Sports Commission, are excited to bring this event to Huntsville for a fourth-straight year. 

Giving Back

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The Rocket City Classic provides the opportunity for both the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Alabama to play in the same night and on a neutral site. The University of Alabama recently named Nate Oats as new head coach, this will be Coach Oats’ first time playing in Huntsville with the Crimson Tide. The University of Alabama in Huntsville recently named John Shulman has the new men’s basketball head coach. Coach Shulman joins the Chargers after various stops and a longtime position with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Belmont’s head coach will make his Rocket City debut, as Coach Casey Alexander joins the Bruins for his inaugural season. 

To purchase tickets please visit, http://bit.ly/2MgB73N

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