Nick Saban will coach in his 13th spring football game Saturday at the University of Alabama.
Alabama leads the nation in spring game attendance during Saban’s tenure, with a total of 958,802 fans for an average of 79,900 fans per game. The largest A-Day crowd in school history came in 2011 (92,310). In Saban’s first year in 2007, the stadium was at full capacity before Bryant-Denny’s expansion (92,138).
The game serves as the 15th and final practice for the spring.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Bryant-Denny Stadium, with television coverage on ESPN2. Admission is free and gates will open at 10 a.m. The clear bag policy and the use of metal detectors will be in effect.
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 for $5.
Public parking 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 before kickoff and will conclude one hour after the end of the game. For more information, go to www.UAGameday.com.
The Mercedes-Benz Fan Fest and the Coca-Cola Kick Off Zone, which feature giveaways, live radio remotes, vehicle displays and other activities, will open at 9 a.m. outside the stadium. Food vendors will be available beginning at 9 a.m. on the Walk of Champions plaza.
When: 1 p.m. Saturday; gates open at 10 a.m.
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium
Fans can have their photo taken with the 2018 Orange Bowl trophy at the Fan Fest and the Kickoff Zone will feature former UA players giving autographs.
The alumni flag football game will begin at 10:30 a.m. inside the stadium, featuring former Alabama standouts. The game is slated for two 20-minute halves and should wrap up around 11:15 a.m.
The Walk of Fame ceremony is set for 11:15 a.m. at Denny Chimes. The 2018 team captains — Damien Harris, Hale Hentges, Christian Miller and Ross Pierschbacher — leave prints of their hands and cleats in the concrete for permanent display along with previous UA team captains. The players and Saban will speak during the ceremony.
The 2019 team will arrive at 11:50 a.m. for the Walk of Champions, where fans can gather and cheer as the players enter the stadium.
At the conclusion of the game, 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 can enter through any of the four corner gates.
In addition to A-Day, the UA softball team will host Georgia at 11 a.m. at Rhoads Stadium. Tickets are available at www.rolltide.com.