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Houston, Vandy fans attend BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM - AL -

The BBVA Compass Bowl was going on in Birmingham, Saturday.

The game brought in Houston and Vanderbilt fans from across the United States and is proving to be a big economic boost for The Magic City.

In 2013, the bowl game brought in more than $21 million for Birmingham.

Friday night there were many activities going on promoting the event, including a street party, a rib eating contest, concerts and pep rallies.

Organizers anticipate there were at least 50,000 people at Saturday's game.

"We're glad to be here playing against a good team," Houston fan, Eduardo Elizondo, said. "We feel very welcomed by the city of Birmingham."

Vanderbilt beat Houston 41-24.

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