At the University of Alabama, there are plenty of traditions. Watching the Crimson Tide football team win SEC titles is certainly one of them. So is singing Dixeland Delight at the top of your lungs and snacking on a Conecuh Sausage. However, nothing from the outside world of Tuscaloosa quite compares to the annual Alabama Fan Day autograph run.
Well, the best thing of the college football offseason is coming back in full force. Alabama football is set to host Fan Day at Bryant-Denny Stadium from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 3.
That’s when the Crimson Tide will hold an open practice for fans to get ready for the upcoming season and another College Football Playoff national championship run with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, running back Najee Harris, wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, and the rest of the star-studded squad.
Of course, head coach Nick Saban will be there, too, and here is your chance to get his autograph for free.
According to Alabama Football’s site, at 1 p.m., the first 150 fans at Gate 25 will get a “numbered color-coded wristbands” and earn early entrance to the post-practice autograph session.
If not, you will have to put on your track spikes (or whatever you so desire) and race to get in line. You better hurry, too, because Saban, his coaching staff, and the team are only available for 45 minutes.
That’s not a lot of time, but it’s better than nothing for this annual event.
There are no doubts sections A-N at the stadium’s west side lower bowl will be packed with Alabama Crimson Tide fans looking to get another glimpse of their favorite team. And you better believe the autograph run to get to Saban will keep the tradition alive after the annual Fan Day.