MONTGOMERY, Alabama (WSFA) – College football season has finally arrived. WSFA 12 News anchor Sally Pitts gets you ready by touring football stadiums across Alabama in the “Sally’s Adventures” series.
Bryant-Denny Stadium, home of the Crimson Tide, can accommodate more than 100,000 fans. It is the largest in the state.
“Your first time you see him is bonkers, and I couldn’t even explain it as a younger boy.” They just have to see it for themselves, ”said Alabama defensive lineman DJ Dale.
Alabama just won another national title.
Just down the road, West Alabama plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its 1971 National Championship later this fall at a newly renovated stadium.
“We already have a whole new lawn, brand new seats in the lower side of the house. We will also be installing a Jumbotron video panel, ”said coach Brett Gilliland.
As West Alabama builds on its past, South Alabama looks to the future at its new stadium. Hancock Whitney opened in the 2020 season. The Jags have called this season a grand reopening.
“It’s such a reward to be able to play in front of a fan base, isn’t it? And to have an enthusiastic fan base, there is an energy in the crowd because of the new stadium, which fuels the enthusiasm of our players and fans, ”said Jags head coach Kane Wommack.
The Jags head to Troy this year in the battle for the belt. Trojans are looking to house a full house at the vet this season.
Athletic Director Brent Jones said the North Zone seating offers the closest seats to Division I football.
“It’s only about 15 yards from the end zone,” Jones said.
From the Trojans to the Tigers in Auburn. At Jordan-Hare, it’s all about family, history and tradition. Auburn Cheer Co-Director Casey Doerer said, “The Auburn family are amazing. I think the visitors who come will say to you, “I have never met such genuine, kind and welcoming fans.”
Auburn is hosting Alabama State for the second game they have this season. The Hornets start their season at home. This is their 10th at Hornet Stadium.
“He’s the only one like that. When you go over that 85 I tell everyone that when you bring your rookies make sure they get through the 85, ”said ASU coach Donald Hill-Eley. “So if they look up to the side and see this stadium in Alabama state, they normally walk away but give a few.”
Montgomery also has two other university stadiums that also inhabit the capital. Their coaches say their stadiums may be small but the ground is noisy.
“It’s home. People make the place. We definitely love our fans, they love us, so it’s easy to go out there and put on a show for them, ”said Faulkner Eagles head coach Rob Gray.
Huntingdon head coach Mike Turk said: “The atmosphere is pretty cool for a little college football, and we go to a lot of places and play to a lot of places and we’re not getting anywhere better. that.”
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