Game times announced for the 2019 Rocket City Classic


HUNTSVILLE, ALA.- Game times have been set for the fourth annual Rocket City Classic, taking place December 21, 2019 at the Von Braun Center. This year’s double-header will feature UAH vs. Spring Hill College and University of Alabama vs. Belmont University. Game one: University of Alabama Huntsville vs. Spring Hill College, tipoff at 12:00 p.m. CST. 

Game two: University of Alabama vs. Belmont University, tipoff at 2:30 p.m. CST. The Alabama vs. Belmont game will be broadcasted on the SEC Network. 

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. 

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, For interviews with Coach Shulman, UAH’s new head coach, pictures, b-roll from last year, quotes and more, please email Katie Stotts at

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