The A Day Game at Alabama – 2013
If you are a Bama fan, wish you were, or just want to head to T-Town for an awesome weekend then this is the time to go. The Crimson Tide had a great season last year as they rose back to being a top competitor at a national level.
This is the biggest event of the spring at Bama and draws fans from all over the South. It is very similar to going to a Bama game during the fall except for one major difference, everyone everywhere you look is a Bama fan.
Every year, the stadium is filled with 90,000+ screaming fans to watch the team scrimmage. Only in the south can you find fans passionate enough to drive in from hours a way to watch a game that doesn’t even count. Bama has one of the most long-standing traditions of football heritage in the South and whether you love them or hate them you have to respect their love for the game.
Tuscaloosa is wild to say the least and the nights on the town are awesome. They have several bars that area always happening. Check out Gallete’s, the Bear Trap, and Innisfree and you are sure to have a good time.
Alabama Football News Site – Roll Tide updated information for this year’s A day and announced that it will be broadcast on ESPN.
The University of Alabama’s annual A-Day Game will be televised live to a national audience by ESPN on Saturday, April 14th. A-Day is the final practice of the spring with kickoff from Bryant-Denny Stadium scheduled for 2:00 p.m. (CDT). Admission will once again be free to the public.
Over the last three years, Alabama has totaled 254,388 fans at A-Day. UA set a college football record in the spring of 2007 as a capacity crowd of 92,138 watched head coach Nick Saban’s first A-Day at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Last year’s attendance of 84,050 again led the SEC and an average of 84,796 have been on hand for the last three A-Day scrimmages at Alabama.
ESPN reaches more than 99 million households and has televised SEC sports for 27 years. Coverage was expanded last year as the 11:30 a.m. (CDT) league match-up is now an ESPN Regional Television syndication game. On-air commentators for A-Day have not yet been determined by the network.
Alabama has made 10 national television appearances in each of the last two seasons, which does not include these last two A-Day appearances on ESPN. Only Notre Dame (also with 10 the last two years) has had as many nationally televised games. Alabama’s games against South Carolina and Mississippi State were carried by ESPN while the first and last games of the season (Virginia Tech and Texas) were televised by ABC.