Black Warrior River - Rowing
It is one of the best practice and competitive courses in the nation, giving the University of Alabama's young rowing team an immediate boost. The Black Warrior River, where the Crimson Tide practices and competes, is blessed with high banks, long, protected straightaways, and minimal current which makes it a rower's dream. The Tide also benefits from having the river largely to itself.
The Tide is also fortunate that the river is dotted with prime viewing areas for dual meets and regattas, including The Park at Manderson Landing, which sits near the finish line of most of the Tide's home events. With its multi-tiered slope down to the edge of the river, the park is a natural `stadium' for cheering on the Crimson Tide.
Already endowed with one of the nation's top competition and practice venues in the Black Warrior River, plans are underway to build a state-of-the-art boathouse for the University of Alabama Rowing program that will encompass everything the Crimson Tide needs to continue to move up through the ranks of collegiate rowing. Another step toward that new facility was taken when the land for the new boathouse was acquired in the offseason.
When completed, the planned boathouse is projected to include a walking bridge that will connect the facility to campus, as well as space for a restaurant, multiple bays for the Tide's shells, as well as locker room, meetings spaces and coaches' offices.
The new boathouse will combine with the Tide's already stellar athletic training, strength and conditioning and academic facilities in providing Alabama rowers with the best of all things.
Rendering of Future Boathouse