The Birmingham Iron is a professional American football team based in Birmingham, Alabama, and are charter members of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). The Iron have the most wins in AAF history. The team began play in 2019, playing its home games at Legion Field until a new stadium at the Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex has completed construction. The new stadium is expected to be completed in 2021. The team was announced as a charter team of the Alliance of American Football on June 4, 2018. The team's first head coach was announced on June 6 as Tim Lewis, his first job at the position. On September 20, the league announced four eastern inaugural franchises' names and logos, including Birmingham as the Birmingham Iron. The name is a tribute to the city's iron industry, while the team colors of black, dark grey, and light grey are based on iron ore, coal, and flux, the components used to make steel.