Activities, experiences announced for Alabama's 2019 A-Day Game
The Alabama Golden Flake A-Day Game, scheduled for a 1 p.m. CT kickoff on April 13 at Bryant-Denny Stadium, will include a full day of activities and experiences, including the opportunity for fans to take the field at the conclusion of the game.
The A-Day game will serve as the 15th and final practice of the spring for the Crimson Tide. Gates open at 10 a.m. and admission will once again be free to the public.
It will be the program's 13th A-Day Game under the direction of six-time national championship coach Nick Saban. A myriad of activities punctuates the 2019 Golden Flake A-Day Game that will be televised on ESPN2 with Tom Hart and Todd Blackledge working from the booth while Laura Rutledge calls the game from field level.
Game day will get started with the Mercedes-Benz Fan Fest and the Coca-Cola Kick Off Zone, which will both open at 9 a.m. adjacent to Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Fan Fests will feature giveaways, sampling, the Coca-Cola Kids Zone, live radio remotes, vehicle displays and other fun fan activities open to the general public. Numerous food vendors will also be open on the Walk of Champions Plaza starting at 9 a.m.
Alabama's 2018 Orange Bowl trophy will be on display at the Mercedes-Benz Fan Fest. Free photo opportunities with the trophy will begin at 9 a.m., while former Alabama football players will also be in attendance signing free autographs at the Coca-Cola Kick Off Zone. Check RollTide.com and UA Athletics social media pages for updated appearance confirmations and times.
A limited number of unique experience upgrades remain available for sale through Crimson Tide Access. Fans may purchase the opportunity to access the sideline during the game, guarantee seats in the shade, enjoy complimentary food and beverages in one of many premium seating areas, and more. Visit RollTide.com/ADay to browse all available experience upgrades and commemorative items.
A-Day posters featuring the 2019 schedule will be given away at the gates to the first 10,000 fans. A-Day programs will also be available at a cost of $5.
The Alumni Flag Football Game begins at 10:30 a.m. inside Bryant-Denny Stadium and will feature former Alabama standouts. The game is slated for two 20-minute halves and should wrap up around 11:15 a.m.
One of the great traditions at The University of Alabama, which is always open to the public, is the annual Walk of Fame Ceremony at Denny Chimes. At approximately 11:15 a.m. on A-Day, head coach Nick Saban along with 2018 captains Damien Harris, Hale Hentges, Christian Miller and Ross Pierschbacher will address the crowd. The captains will then leave prints of their hands and cleats in the concrete as they join a long list of Crimson Tide greats at Denny Chimes.
The Crimson Tide will then hold its Walk of Champions, scheduled for 11:50 a.m., when the team arrives at Bryant-Denny Stadium. At the conclusion of the game, Coach Saban will present the spring awards to the team at midfield. Once the team has cleared the field, all fans will have postgame field access. Fans may enter through any of the four corner gates.
Alabama leads the nation in spring game attendance over the last 12 years with a total of 958,802 fans for an average of 79,900 fans per game during that period. The largest A-Day crowd in school history came in 2011 (92,310). In head coach Nick Saban's first year of 2007, the stadium was at full capacity prior to expansion (92,138).
Public parking for A-Day is free and first-come, first-served with Crimson Ride shuttles beginning their game day routes at 7 a.m. Tuscaloosa Transit will begin running from the downtown Intermodal Facility three and a half hours prior to kickoff and will conclude one hour after the end of the game. For more parking, traffic and A-Day information go to UAGameday.com.
Once again, Alabama's clear bag policy and the use of metal detectors will be in effect during the 2019 season beginning with the A-Day Game.
In addition to A-Day, the Crimson Tide softball team hosts Georgia at 11 a.m. in game one of their three-game series at Rhoads Stadium. The Crimson Tide will also host the Bulldogs on Sunday at 6 p.m. and Monday at 6 p.m. Tickets for Alabama softball games can be purchased at RollTide.com.
*** This information was acquired from a recent press release from Alabama Athletics.
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