March 20, 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Golden Flake A-Day, scheduled for a 1 p.m. (CT) kick on April 19 at Bryant-Denny Stadium, will include a full day of activities including the opportunity for fans to take the field at the conclusion of the game. The A-Day game is the 15th and final practice of the spring. Admission will once again be free to the public.
One of the great traditions at the University of Alabama, which is always open to the public, is the annual Walk of Fame Ceremony at Denny Chimes. At approximately 11:15 a.m. on A-Day, head coach Nick Saban and 2013 captains AJ McCarron, C.J. Mosley and Kevin Norwood will address the crowd. The captains will then leave prints of their hands and cleats in the concrete as they join a long list of Crimson Tide greats at Denny Chimes.
The Mercedes-Benz Fan Fest will take place pregame and open at 9 a.m. outside the North endzone (corner of University and Wallace Wade). Fans will find inflatables and activities for kids courtesy of Coca-Cola and a 10'x40' big screen showing memorable Alabama games of the past and highlights. BBVA will sponsor a free autograph area where two former Crimson Tide football greats will sign.
A-Day posters featuring Coach Saban, members of this year's team and the 2014 schedule will be given away at the gates to the first 12,500 fans. Gates open at 11 a.m. Special commemorative A-Day programs will be available at a cost of $5 and will include a player poster, coupons from sponsors and a chance to win game tickets.
This year's halftime entertainment will feature Tony Hoard and the K-9 Crew. The performance, which has been featured on American's Got Talent, Good Morning America and Animal Planet, includes high-flying aerial tricks and Frisbee catching flips choreographed to upbeat music by Hoard and his group of rescued dogs.
For the first time at A-Day, all fans will have post-game field access. There are also several experience and seating upgrades for purchase available at rolltide.expapp.com, including South Field Suite, North and South Zone tickets, pregame locker room and pregame field access. The experience upgrades are available beginning at 8 a.m. on March 25 (while supplies last).
Alabama leads the nation in spring game attendance over the last seven years with a total of 594,851 fans and an average of 84,978 fans per game during that period. The largest A-Day crowd in school history came in 2011 (92,310). In Coach Saban's first year of 2007, the stadium was at full capacity prior to expansion (92,138).
Additional news and updates on other activities will be available on Alabama's dedicated A-Day page at www.rolltide.com/aday. Get all the latest information on the Alabama football team by following @AlabamaFTBL on Twitter and Facebook and AlabamaFBL on Instagram. General athletic news can also be found at UA_Athletics on Twitter and Instagram and AlabamaAthletics on Facebook.