CRIMSON TIDE ATHLETICS
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UA provides visitors a big-time college sports experience on our campus. From a 16-time national championship football team in Bryant-Denny Stadium to baseball, basketball, gymnastics, softball, golf, swimming, soccer, tennis and more, Crimson Tide sports have a tradition of excellence.
Followers of the Crimson Tide have been able to cheer for their team in Bryant-Denny Stadium (map stop 19) since 1929. With more than 100,000 seats, the stadium is one of the premier venues in college football. In the 2016 season, fans were able to watch the eventual National Championship contenders play seven games at home. The plaza in front of Bryant-Denny Stadium, known as the Walk of Champions, features statues of Alabama’s national championship football coaches, including current head coach Nick Saban. Commemorative markers note each championship–including 2015. Before home games, thousands of Tide followers greet the team and coaches as they walk through the plaza to the stadium.
The Alabama gymnastics team celebrated a 2017 season that saw the Crimson Tide finish sixth in the nation and earn its NCAA-best 23rd appearance in the Super Six Team Finals. In 2017, the Tide earned its 35th national championship berth and made its NCAA-best 10th consecutive Super Six appearance. Seniors Mackenzie Valentin and Aja Sims along with junior Nickie Guerrero were named the Tide’s 2017 team captains.
In 2017, Alabama played its second season in the new “Joe,” the rebuilt Sewell-Thomas Stadium (map stop 24). In 2015, the stadium underwent a $42.6 million renovation, which added field level seating throughout the yard, as well as club, terrace and patio seating, plus a berm and family area, including a playground. Concession venues and player areas within the stadium also were upgraded.
Located off Fifth Avenue is the John and Ann Rhoades Stadium (map stop 25), home of Bama softball. Recent upgrades make the stadium an imposing site for visiting teams, especially since it is the nation’s most packed college softball venue in the country. With a record of 46-18 in 2017, Alabama seniors Chandler Dare and Sydney Littlejohn were selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-American second team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
High-flying basketball action takes place in Coleman Coliseum (map stop 18) for men and women this season. Under the direction of head coach Avery Johnson, the men’s team advanced to the National Invitation Tournament for the third year in a row. The Tide women, under fourth-year head coach Kristy Curry, advanced to to the 2017 Women’s National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals.
The Tide women finished 14th in the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships, extending its streak of top-15 NCAA finishes to 10 years. The Crimson Tide men’s golf program, under head coach Jay Seawell, made its 27th NCAA postseason appearance in 2017, before advancing to the NCAA Championships for the 19th time. Alabama finished No. 17 at the NCAA Championships.
Ticketed events include baseball, football, men’s and women’s basketball, gymnastics, softball and volleyball. Please visit rolltide.com/tickets or call 205-348-BAMA (2262) for all ticket information.
|Home Football Schedule|
|Sept. 9||Fresno State|
|Sept. 16||Colorado State|
|Sept. 30||Ole Miss|
|Oct. 14||Arkansas (Homecoming)|