TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama will kick off the 2007 football season with its annual Fan Day, which will be held on Sunday, Aug. 5 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. Admission is free.
Due to maintenance on the upper decks of the stadium, only the lower bowl of Bryant-Denny Stadium will be opened with no seats available in the upper decks.
Fans may enter the stadium beginning at 1:30 p.m. CT via gates 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 and 14 on the west side and gates 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 and 35 on the east side of the stadium. At 2:30 the Tide will hold an open practice scheduled to last until approximately 4:30 p.m.
At the end of practice, fans wishing to participate in the autograph session must exit the stadium and re-enter at field level through Gate 23 (South End Zone) and will exit via Gate 23 when the session ends at 5:30 p.m.
Following practice, the Crimson Tide football team, coaching staff and head coach Nick Saban will be available for autographs on the field for 45 minutes, subject to several conditions due to time and space restraints. 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. Pre-signed autographed photos of Coach Saban will be available to all fans as they enter the stadium.
Concession stands will be open at Bryant-Denny Stadium, but only bottled water will be sold. No food items will be available for sale. In addition to the festivities in the stadium, the Supply Store will be open all weekend as a part of the statewide tax holiday.
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.uagameday.com for further information, or access www.rolltide.com for other pertinent information.
Fan Day is subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather.
The Tide kicks of the 2007 season on Sept. 1 when Alabama welcomes Western Carolina to Tuscaloosa for the season opener.
2007 FOOTBALL FAN DAY TIMELINE
1:30 p.m. Gates open to Bryant-Denny Stadium (Gates 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35)
2:30 p.m. Practice Begins (open to the public)
4:30 p.m. Practice Ends (fans exit stadium)
4:45 p.m. Fan Day Autograph Session Begins (enter via Gate 23, South End Zone)
5:30 p.m. Fan Day Autograph Session Ends (fans exit field via Gate 23, South End Zone)