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March 9, 2017
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The American Basketball Association announces another team for Birmingham, the Magic City Blitz.

The ABA has fielded teams in the city before, the Birmingham Magicians (2005) and the Birmingham Blitz (2012-13 to 2015-16). Currently, there is another active ABA team in the metro area, the Southeast Pro Elite Flyers.

The Blitz will be considered an expansion team for the 2017-18 season and local businesswoman Kimberly Meadows Clark will be the principal owner.

The ABA season usually runs from late November to March each year. The number of games each team will play can wildly vary, and many franchises fold before the season completes.

However, Meadows Clark is optimistic and wants the team to be about more than just basketball. I am excited about this new venture and I am hoping I can save our youth by implementing community outreach and other service through sports. The Blitz will be more than just a team; we will be a family that will thrive in our community and will work with different initiatives like autism, bullying, homelessness, domestic violence, health and wellness, education, and the arts.

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      Photograph
  American Basketball Association commissioner
 Joe Newman and owner Kimberly Meadows Clark
   
Meadows Clark says the team will be known as the Magic City Surge.


June 8, 2017

Meadows Clark says that her opportunity to own the Surge came unexpectedly.

One of her clients was a former basketball player who still wanted to play the sport, so she contacted the owner of the Birmingham Blitz to give her client a chance to try out for the basketball team. A friend of mine formerly owned it (the Blitz), Meadows Clark said, declining to give his name for legal reasons. And someone I knew was a great athlete and wanted to continue playing basketball. After speaking to her friend, she found out that he was looking for a general manager for the team, which led her to purchase the team.

Meadows Clark was motivated by a desire to give local athletes, just like her client, opportunities to continue playing basketball, The league was looking for fresh, new everything. Being a woman owner of a basketball team looks sexy from the outside looking in. It is hard and can be tiring, but I have a very supportive husband, team, and group of people helping me. Its all worth it.

November 2017
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2017-18
American Basketball Association
Gulf Coast
Division
Chesapeake
Division
Far West
Division
Florida
Division
Georgia
Division
   Georgia Gwizzlies    Baltimore Hawks    California Golden Tigers    Florida All Stars    Atlanta Aliens
  Jackson Showboats   DMV Warriors   California Sea-Kings   Jacksonville Giants    Atlanta Rappers
   Magic City Surge    Maryland Bulldogz    Hawaii Swish    Orlando Waves    Atlanta Storm
   Memphis Jazz    NEPA Stars and Stripes    Henderson Hawks    Sarasota Manatee    Atlanta Wildcats
   Mid South Echoes    PG Valor    Lakewood Panthers    South Florida Gold    Central Georgia Rattlers    
   Owensboro Colonels    Philadelphia Canons    Las Vegas Wizards    St. Augustine Glory    Columbus Blackhawks
   Pensacola Lightning    Pottstown Flames    Oakland Bayhawks    St. Petersburg Tide    GA Thunder
   Port City Tornados    Reading Wizards    Orange County Novastars    Sunrise Jewels    Georgia Kingz
   Southeast Pro Elite Flyers        Steel City Yellow Jackets    San Diego Guardians      Georgia Predators
     Washington, DC Swarm    San Diego Kings      Greenville Galaxy
     York Buccaneers    San Diego Surf      Middle Georgia Pits
       Shizouka Gymrats      Southwest Warriors
       Stanislaus County Super Kats        
       Team Trouble    
       Tucson Buckets    
         
Great Plains
Division
Mid Atlantic
Division
North Central
Division
North East
Division
South West
Division
   Colorado Cougars    Carolina Cougars    Akron Aviators    Atlantic Coast Cardinals    Austin Bats
   Colorado Gray Wolves    Charleston Lions    Chicago Fury    Binghamton Bulldogs    Central Texas Nighthawks    
   Colorado Kings    Charlotte Rams    Chicago Knights    Bronx Holy Flames    Kyle Stallions
   Kansas City Soul    Fayetteville Flight    Chicago Steam    Elmira Eagles    Lake City Kingdom Riders
   Oklahoma City Outlaws    Fredericksburg Grizzlies    Evansville Dunkerz    Jersey Express    Louisiana Cajun All Stars
   Salina Saints    RDC Vulcans    Illinois Bulldogs    New England Outtatowners        Plano Mighty Kings
   St. Joseph Shields    Richmond Elite    Indy Naptown All Stars    New York Court Kingz    San Antonio Blaze
   St. Louis Spirits    Team Perseverance Panthers        Kentucky Enforcers    Roc City Ravens    Tri-City All-Stars
   Topeka Steel    Virginia Storm    La Crosse Showtime    Springfield Sting    Twin City Jazz
   Tulsa Twisters      Libertyville Vipers    WNY Thundersnow    Universal City Seraphim
       Oakland County Cowboys    Worcester 78's  
       Team Network    
       West Michigan Lake Hawks    
       West Virginia Warlocks    
       Windy City Groove    
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Akron Aviators logo   Atlanta Aliens logo   Atlanta Rappers logo   Atlanta Storm logo   Atlanta Wildcats logo
Akron Aviators   Atlanta Aliens   Atlanta Rappers   Atlanta Storm   Atlanta Wildcats
                 
Atlantic Coast Cardinals logo   Austin Bats logo   Baltimore Hawks logo   Binghamton Bulldogs logo   Bronx Holy Flames logo
Atlantic Coast Cardinals   Austin Bats   Baltimore Hawks   Binghamton Bulldogs   Bronx Holy Flames
                 
California Golden Tigers logo   California Sea-Kings logo   Carolina Cougars logo   Central Georgia Rattlers logo   Central Texas Nighthawks logo
California Golden Tigers   California Sea-Kings   Carolina Cougars   Central Georgia Rattlers   Central Texas Nighthawks
                 
Charleston Lions logo   Charlotte Rams logo   Chicago Fury logo   Chicago Knights logo   Chicago Steam logo
Charleston Lions   Charlotte Rams   Chicago Fury   Chicago Knights   Chicago Steam
                 
Colorado Cougars logo   Colorado Gray Wolves logo   Colorado Kings   Columbus Blackhawks logo   DMV Warriors logo
Colorado Cougars   Colorado Gray Wolves   Colorado Kings   Columbus Blackhawks   DMV Warriors
                 
Elmira Eagles logo   Evansville Dunkerz logo   Fayetteville Flight logo   Florida All Stars logo   Fredericksburg Grizzlies logo
Elmira Eagles   Evansville Dunkerz   Fayetteville Flight   Florida All Stars   Fredericksburg Grizzlies
                 
GA Thunder logo   Georgia Gwizzlies logo   Georgia Kingz logo   Georgia Predators logo   Greenville Galaxy logo
GA Thunder   Georgia Gwizzlies   Georgia Kingz   Georgia Predators   Greenville Galaxy
                 
Hawaii Swish logo   Henderson Hawks logo   Illinois Bulldogs logo   Indy Naptown All Stars logo   Jackson Showboats logo
Hawaii Swish   Henderson Hawks   Illinois Bulldogs   Indy Naptown All Stars   Jackson Showboats
                 
Jacksonville Giants logo   Jersey Express logo   Kansas City Soul logo   Kentucky Enforcers logo   Kyle Stallions logo
Jacksonville Giants
Champion
  Jersey Express   Kansas City Soul   Kentucky Enforcers   Kyle Stallions
                 
La Crosse Showtime logo   Lake City Kingdom Riders logo   Lakewood Panthers logo   Las Vegas Wizards logo   Libertyville Vipers logo
La Crosse Showtime   Lake City Kingdom Riders   Lakewood Panthers   Las Vegas Wizards   Libertyville Vipers
                 
Louisiana Cajun All Stars logo   Magic City Surge logo   Maryland Bulldogz logo   Memphis Jazz logo   Mid South Echoes logo
Louisiana Cajun All Stars   Magic City Surge   Maryland Bulldogs   Memphis Jazz   Mid South Echoes
                 
Middle Georgia Pitts logo   NEPA Stars and Stripes logo   New England Outtatowners logo   New York Court Kingz logo   Oakland Bayhawks logo
Middle Georgia Pits   NEPA Stars and Stripes   New England Outtatowners   New York Court Kingz   Oakland Bayhawks
                 
Oakland Country Cowboys logo   Oklahoma City Outlaws logo   Orange County Novastars logo   Orlando Waves logo   Owensboro Colonels logo
Oakland County Cowboys   Oklahoma City Outlaws   Orange County Novastars   Orlando Waves   Owensboro Colonels
                 
Pensacola Lightning logo   PG Valor logo   Philadelphia Cannons logo   Plano Mighty Kings logo   Port City Tornados logo
Pensacola Lightning   PG Valor   Philadelphia Cannons   Plano Mighty Kings   Port City Tornados
                 
Pottstown Flames logo   RDC Vulcans logo   Reading Wizards logo   Richmond Elige logo   Roc City Ravens logo
Pottstown Flames   RDC Vulcans   Reading Wizards   Richmond Elite   Roc City Ravens
                 
Salina Saints logo   San Antonio Blaze logo   San Diego Guardians logo   San Diego Kings logo   San Diego Surf logo
Salina Saints   San Antonio Blaze   San Diego Guardians   San Diego Kings   San Diego Surf
                 
Sarasota Manatee logo   Shizouka Gymrats logo   South Florida Gold logo   Southeast Pro Elite Flyers logo   Southwest Warriors logo
Sarasota Manatee   Shizuoka Gymrats   South Florida Gold   Southeast Pro Elite Flyers   Southwest Warriors
                 
Springfield Sting logo   St. Augustine Glory logo   St. Joseph Shields logo   St. Louis Spirits logo   St. Petersburg Tide logo
Springfield Sting   St. Augustine Glory   St. Joseph Shields   St. Louis Spirits   St. Petersburg Tide
                 
Stanislaus County Super Kats logo   Steel City Yellow Jackets logo   Sunrise Jewels logo   Team Network logo   Team Perseverance Panthers logo
Stanislaus County Super Kats   Steel City Yellow Jackets   Sunrise Jewels   Team Network   Team Perseverance Panthers
                 
Team Trouble logo   Topeka Steel logo   Tri-Cities All-Stars logo   Tucson Buckets logo   Tulsa Twisters logo
Team Trouble   Topeka Steel   Tri-City All-Stars   Tucson Buckets   Tulsa Twisters
                 
Twin City Jazz logo   Universal City Seraphim logo   Virginia Storm logo   Washington, DC Swarm logo   West Michigan Lake Hawks logo
Twin City Jazz   Universal City Seraphim   Virginia Storm   Washington, DC Swarm   West Michigan Lake Hawks
                 
West Virginia Warlocks logo   Windy City Groove logo   WNY Thundersnow logo   Worcester 78s logo   York Buccaneers logo
West Virginia Warlocks   Windy City Groove   WNY Thundersnow   Worcester 78's   York Buccaneers
                 
December 14, 2017
Apparently needing more money, Meadows Clark sets up a GoFundMe.com page for the team. The plea was not very successful as only $290.00 was raised. Meadows Clark had asked for $10,000.00.

November 2018
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2018-19
American Basketball Association
Southeast
Region
Far West
Region
South Central
Region
   305 Ballers    Arizona Beast    Alexandria Armor
   Atlanta Aliens    California Sea-Kings    Austin Bats
   Atlanta Rappers    Colorado Springs Mountaineers    Central Texas Nighthawks    
   Atlanta Storm    Contra Costa County Delta Stars        Dallas Dunk
   Atlanta Wildcats    Hawaii Swish    Dallas Impact
   Augusta 706ers    Henderson Hawks    Houston Red Storm
   Central Georgia Rattlers        Los Angeles Smooth    Jackson Showboats
   Florida All-Stars    Oakland Townhawks    Kansas City Grillerz
   Georgia Gwizzlies    Oaktown Warriors    Kansas City Soul
   Jacksonville Giants    Orange County Novastars    Kyle Stallions
   Magic City Surge    Port Angeles Rams    Louisana Cajun Allstars
   Middle Georgia Pits    Quad City Flames    Missouri Capitals
   Music City Kings    San Diego Guardians    San Antonio Blaze
   Pensacola Lightning    San Diego Kings    St. Joseph Shields
   Port City Tornados    San Diego Surf    St. Louis Spirits
   River Region Generals    San Francisco City Cats    Topeka Sizzlers
   Saint Augustine Glory    Seattle Mountaineers    Tri-City Allstars
   Sarasota Manatee    Seven City Knights    Twin City Jazz
   South Florida Gold    Shizouka Gymrats  
   Southwest Warriors    Stanislaus County Super Kats  
   St. Petersburg Tide    Tacoma Kings  
   Sunrise Jewels    Team Trouble  
   Tri-City Blackhawks    Tucson Buckets  
   X Freedom    Vancouver Dragons  
     
Northeast
Region
North Central
Region
Mid-Atlantic
Region
   Atlantic Coast Cardinals    Akron Aviators    Baltimore Hawks
   Binghamton Bulldogs    Chicago Fury    Carolina Cougars
   Boston Outtatowners    Chicago Knights    Charlotte Rams
   Bronx Holy Flames    Chicago Steam    Fayetteville Flight
   Central Jersey Sharks    Evansville Dunkerz    Fredericksburg Grizzlies
   DMV Warriors    Illinois Bulldogs    Greenville Galaxy
   Elmira Eagles    Indiana Lyons    Maryland Bulldogz
   Jersey Express    Kentucky Enforcers    PG Valor
   Lancaster Wolfpack    La Crosse Showtime    RDC Vulcans
   Lansing Legends    Oakland County Cowboys    Richmond Elite
   Lehigh Valley Hunters    Ohio Kings    Roanoke Rising Stars
   NEPA Stars and Stripes    Steel City Yellow Jackets    Team Perseverance Panthers    
   New York Lightning    Team NetWork    West Virginia Warlocks
   Oneonta Octane    Viper Pro Basketball    Winston Salem Storm
   Philadelphia Cannons    West Michigan Lake Hawks    Wood Bridge Wolves
   Pottstown Flames    
   Reading Wizards    
   Roc City Ravens    
   Scranton Shamrocks    
   Syracuse Stallions    
   West Chester Wildcats    
   Western Mass Zombies    
   Worcester 78's    
   York Buccaneers    
  xxx   xxx   xxx   xxx  
                 
305 Ballers logo   Akron Aviators logo   Alexandria Armor logo   Arizona Beast logo   Atlanta Aliens logo
305 Ballers   Akron Aviators   Alexandria Armor   Arizona Beast   Atlanta Aliens
                 
Atlanta Rappers logo   Atlanta Storm logo   Atlanta Wildcats logo   Atlantic Coast Cardinals logo   Augusta 706ers logo
Atlanta Rappers   Atlanta Storm   Atlanta Wildcats   Atlantic Coast Cardinals   Augusta 706ers
                 
Austin Bats logo   Baltimore Hawks logo   Binghamton Bulldogs logo   New England Outtatowners logo   Bronx Holy Flames logo
Austin Bats   Baltimore Hawks   Binghamton Bulldogs   Boston Outtatowners   Bronx Holy Flames
                 
California Sea-Kings logo   Carolina Cougars logo   Central Georgia Rattlers logo   Central Jersey Sharks logo   Central Texas Nighthawks logo
California Sea-Kings   Carolina Cougars   Central Georgia Rattlers   Central Jersey Sharks   Central Texas Nighthawks
                 
Charlotte Rams logo   Chicago Fury logo   Chicago Knights logo   Chicago Steam logo   Colorado Springs Mountaineers logo
Charlotte Rams   Chicago Fury   Chicago Knights   Chicago Steam   Colorado Springs Mountaineers
                 
Contra Costa County Delta Stars logo   Dallas Dunk logo   Dallas Impact logo   DMV Warriors logo   Elmira Eagles logo
Contra Costa County Delta Stars   Dallas Dunk   Dallas Impact   DMV Warriors   Elmira Eagles
                 
Evansville Dunkerz logo   Fayetteville Flight logo   Florida All Stars logo   Fredericksburg Grizzlies logo   Georgia Gwizzlies logo
Evansville Dunkerz   Fayetteville Flight   Florida All Stars   Fredericksburg Grizzlies   Georgia Gwizzlies
                 
Greenville Galaxy logo   Hawaii Swish logo   Henderson Hawks logo   Houston Red Storm logo   Illinois Bulldogs logo
Greenville Galaxy   Hawaii Swish   Henderson Hawks   Houston Red Storm   Illinois Bulldogs
                 
Indiana Lyons logo   Jackson Showboats logo   Jacksonville Giants logo   Jersey Express logo   Kansas City Grillerz logo
Indiana Lyons   Jackson Showboats   Jacksonville Giants
Champion
  Jersey Express   Kansas City Grillerz
                 
Kansas City Soul logo   Kentucky Enforcers logo   Kyle Stallions logo   La Crosse Showtime logo   Lancaster Wolfpack logo
Kansas City Soul   Kentucky Enforcers   Kyle Stallions   La Crosse Showtime   Lancaster Wolfpack
                 
Lansing Legends logo   Lehigh Valley Hunters logo   Los Angeles Smooth logo   Louisiana Cajun All Stars logo   Magic City Surge logo
Lansing Legends   Lehigh Valley Hunters   Los Angeles Smooth   Louisiana Cajun All Stars   Magic City Surge
                 
Maryland Bulldogz logo   Middle Georgia Pitts logo   Missouri Capitals logo   Music City Kings logo   NEPA Stars and Stripes logo
Maryland Bulldogz   Middle Georgia Pits   Missouri Capitals   Music City Kings   NEPA Stars and Stripes
                 
New York Lightning logo   Oakland Country Cowboys logo   Oakland Townhawks logo   Oaktown Warriors logo   Ohio Kings logo
New York Lightning   Oakland County Cowboys   Oakland Townhawks   Oaktown Warriors   Ohio Kings
                 
Oneonta Octane logo   Orange County Novastars logo   Pensacola Lightning logo   PG Valor logo   Philadelphia Cannons logo
Oneonta Octane   Orange County Novastars   Pensacola Lightning   PG Valor   Philadelphia Cannons
                 
Port Angeles Rams logo   Port City Tornados logo   Pottstown Flames logo   Quad City Flames logo   RDC Vulcans logo
Port Angeles Rams   Port City Tornados   Pottstown Flames   Quad City Flames   RDC Vulcans
                 
Reading Wizards logo   Richmond Elige logo   River Region Generals logo   Roanoke Rising Stars logo   Roc City Ravens logo
Reading Wizards   Richmond Elite   River Region Generals   Roanoke Rising Stars   Roc City Ravens
                 
San Antonio Blaze logo   San Diego Guardians logo   San Diego Kings logo   San Diego Surf logo   San Francisco City Cats logo
San Antonio Blaze   San Diego Guardians   San Diego Kings   San Diego Surf   San Francisco City Cats
                 
Sarasota Manatee logo   Scranton Shamrocks logo   Seattle Mountaineers logo   Seven City Knights logo   Shizouka Gymrats logo
Sarasota Manatee   Scranton Shamrocks   Seattle Mountaineers   Seven City Knights   Shizroka Gymrats
                 
South Florida Gold logo   Southwest Warriors logo   St. Augustine Glory logo   St. Joseph Shields logo   St. Louis Spirits logo
South Florida Gold   Southwest Warriors   St. Augustine Glory   St. Joseph Shields   St. Louis Spirits
                 
St. Petersburg Tide logo   Stanislaus County Super Kats logo   Steel City Yellow Jackets logo   Sunrise Jewels logo   Syracuse Stallions logo
St. Petersburg Tide   Stanislaus County Super Kats   Steel City Yellow Jackets   Sunrise Jewels   Syracuse Stallions
                 
Tacoma Kings logo   Team Network logo   Team Perseverance Panthers logo   Team Trouble logo   Topeka Sizzlers logo
Tacoma Kings   Team NetWork   Team Perseverance Panthers   Team Trouble   Topeka Sizzlers
                 
Tri-Cities All-Stars logo   Tri-City Blackhawks logo   Tucson Buckets logo   Twin City Jazz logo   Vancouver Dragons logo
Tri-City All-Stars   Tri-City Blackhawks   Tucson Buckets   Twin City Jazz   Vancouver Dragons
                 
Vipers Pro Basketball logo   West Michigan Lake Hawks logo   West Virginia Warlocks logo   Westchester Wildcats logo   Western Mass Zombies logo
Vipers Pro Basketball   West Michigan Lake Hawks   West Virginia Warlocks   West Chester Wildcats   Western Mass Zombies
                 
Winston Salem Storm logo   Woodbridge Wolves logo   Worcester 78s logo   X Freedom logo   York Buccaneers logo
Winston Salem Storm   Woodbridge Wolves   Worcester 78's   X Freedom   York Buccaneers
                 

 
 
 
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