Check Out The Official Activities Line Up for Alabama Football’s A-Day 2015
The University of Alabama will host its annual spring scrimmage this Saturday, and there's much more to A-Day than the football game.This year's A-Day game kicks off at 2 p.m. A-Day festivities include several opportunities for fans--even a chance to take the field at Bryant-Denny stadium. Here's more from rolltide.com:
The Mercedes-Benz Fan Fest will take place pregame and is open to the public at 10 a.m. outside the North end zone (corner of University Boulevard and Wallace Wade Drive). Fans will find inflatables, giveaways and games, in addition to the 10' x 40' Tide TV big screen showing highlights of memorable Alabama games, 2015 Signing Day and 2015 Pro Day. BBVA Compass will sponsor a free autograph session with 2015 Super Bowl Champion and former Crimson Tide great Dont'a Hightower from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Fan Photo tent outside of Gate 5, former football players will be also available for pictures from 10 a.m-1 p.m. Appearance times and player names will be released closer to the event.
As part of the Coca Cola Kickoff Zone, adjacent to the Walk of Champions Plaza, fans can personalize mini cans of Coca Cola, Diet Coke and Coke Zero and share photos as part of the Share a Coke Tour. There will also be food vendors on site. All activities in the Coca Cola Kickoff Zone will also start at 10 a.m.
This year fans will again have the opportunity to upgrade their experience at A-Day. There are a number of experiences and seating upgrades now available for purchase at Rolltide.expapp.com. Opportunities such as a tour of the Crimson Tide locker room, pre-game field access, seats in the South and North Field Suites, North and South Zone tickets, and new this season an Early Access Fast Pass will be available.
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 12:15 p.m. on A-Day, head coach Nick Saban and 2015 captains Landon Collins, Amari Cooper, Jalston Fowler and Blake Sims 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.
A-Day posters featuring the 2015 schedule will be given away at the gates to the first 12,500 fans. Special commemorative A-Day programs will be available at a cost of $5 and will include a player poster, coupons from sponsors and a chance to win game tickets if the Golden Flake game program ad on the inside front cover is signed by Coach Saban.
This year's halftime entertainment will feature Flippenout, which showcases world-class athletes who perform extreme trampoline stunts and complex acrobatic routines to upbeat music.
For the second straight year at A-Day, all fans will have post-game field access. Once the spring awards are presented and the field is cleared, fans may enter through any of the four corner gates.
Alabama leads the nation in spring game attendance over the last eight years with a total of 668,357 fans and an average of 83,545 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). Last year's crowd of 73,506 was the largest in the country.