July 29, 2008
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama football team's annual fan day is set for this Sunday, August 3. The Crimson Tide will hold an open practice in Bryant-Denny Stadium from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Players and coaches will be available for autographs immediately after the practice on the field.
Fans will be able to see the Crimson Tide in action as they practice in Bryant-Denny Stadium at 2:30 p.m. Fans may enter the stadium beginning at 1:30 p.m. via the west side gates (6-17) and occupy the lower bowl. The open practice is scheduled to last approximately two hours.
At the conclusion of practice, those wishing to participate in Fan Day will enter the field through the south tunnel and then exit via gates 17, 4/5, 37 and 29. If fans do not wish to view practice and would like to start lining up in the south tunnel, they can do so beginning at 1:30 p.m. Those fans can enter Gate 23 (A Gate) and wrap around to the east side.
Following practice, the Crimson Tide football team, coaching staff and head coach Nick Saban will be available for autographs on the field. The gate to the field will be open once the autograph session has been set up. Due to meeting commitments for the team and the coaching staff, the session is limited to 45 minutes. In an effort to facilitate as many autographs in the time allowed, fans will be limited to one item per person for autographs, and no posed photographs will be permitted. Posters and photos of Coach Saban will be available to all fans as they enter the stadium.
Coca-Cola products, bottled water and Golden Flake chips will be available to fans at Bryant-Denny Stadium for a special Fan Day price of just one dollar per item.
Fans may park at several locations on campus including the Ten Hoor decks and surface lots as well as the Tutwiler, Coleman Coliseum and Barnwell Hall parking lots. No special accommodations will be made for Recreational Vehicles (RVs), but there will be limited parking available only at Coleman Coliseum and on the grass lot on University Boulevard (RV Lot 9). Fans should log on to www.RollTide.com for other pertinent information.