Aug. 1, 2011
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The University of Alabama football team's annual Fan Day is set for Sunday, August 7. The team 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.
Beginning 1 p.m., children attending can sign up for the Big Al's Kids Club, students can register for Crimson Chaos and all fans can register for the Crimson Tide Rewards program outside of gate 5. That opportunity will take place from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Fans may enter the stadium beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the northwest spiral (gate 5) and occupy the lower bowl (sections A-N). The open practice, which is slated to start at 2:30 p.m., is scheduled to last approximately two hours.
At the conclusion of practice, those wishing to participate in Fan Day will enter the field through gate 46 and exit via gate 5. Fans not wishing to view practice and would like to start lining up early can do so beginning at 1:30 p.m. Those fans can enter through gate 46.
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.
Soft drinks, water and several food items will be available for a special Fan Day price of 50% below regular game day prices. Concessions vendors will be walking through the stadium with and the concession stands on the west side (field and mezzanine levels) will be open. Alabama merchandise will also be sold on Sunday.
Parking for Fan Day can be found in the West ten Hoor area of campus. There are two parking decks as well as surface lots that are available for your convenience. This area is located off of Campus Drive one block north of University Boulevard. Additional parking can be found in the Tutwiler Residential Community, the entrance is located off 12th Street just east of 10th Avenue. No special accommodations will be made for recreational vehicles (RVs) on campus. All RVs should park at the Northington Lot near University Mall. Fans should logon to www.rolltide.com for updates and other pertinent information.
In the event of inclement weather, the autograph session would be moved to the indoor practice facility and fans would enter through the glass entrance to the Mal Moore Athletic Facility. If the practice is moved inside, only 300 fans would be allowed in to view the practice.