Tide Softball Kicks Off Fall Season This Weekend



TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Crimson Tide softball team begins its fall schedule this week in preparation for the 2007-08 season. The Tide is set to appear on the Quad on Saturday prior to the Alabama-Tennessee football game on Oct. 20. The team will begin an hour-long autograph session at 9:30 a.m.

In addition to receiving autographs from team members, fans may purchase season tickets on Saturday as well. Ticket packages for the 2008 season are $35 for bleacher-back seats and $60 for chair-back seat packages.

The Alabama softball program set a new mark last season by selling over 1,000 season tickets for a season that saw the team achieve the program’s first-ever No. 1 ranking. All fans purchasing season ticket packages will also receive a free fleece Alabama blanket.

On Sunday, the Tide opens its fall slate of games at the Alabama softball complex. Alabama welcomes Wallace-Dothan and Alabama-Huntsville in the Fall Brawl I. Games are scheduled for noon, 2 and 4 p.m. on Oct. 21.

Next Saturday, Oct. 27, the Tide plays host to Memphis for a doubleheader beginning at noon. All tickets to fall softball games are $5 apiece.

Fans are also invited to attend the Tide’s practice sessions over the weekend. Alabama practices on Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday at 4 following the football game at the softball facility. Both practices are open to the public and free for any fan wishing to attend.

For more information, log on to RollTide.com or call the UA ticket office for softball season ticket purchase information.