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A-Day RV Parking

For A-Day there will be one area on campus designated for RV parking. The cost of parking in this RV Lots will be $75 and will include one (1) tow vehicle pass. Entry into these designated areas will be allowed at 6:00 p.m. on the Friday before A-Day. There will be no staging on campus prior to 6:00 p.m. The designated areas for A-Day RV parking are (note that we will only have reserved parking. No entry without a reservation):

  • NE Commuter RV Lot (at the corner of 5th Ave East and Campus Drive East)

Also available is the Northington Lot (located behind Bruno’s Supermarket on McFarland Blvd). This lot will not require a reservation and will be FREE to the public. The lot will be available on Thursday and vehicles are required to be vacated by Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Everyone parking at the Northington Lot is required to comply with the Rules and Regulations for all UA Campus RV Lots.

Click here to download a PDF map of the 2011 A-Day Parking and Traffic Map.

Click here to download a PDF map of NE Commuter RV Lot.

RV RESERVED SPACE PARKING RULES

  1. Entry is permitted into all Campus RV lots no earlier than 6:00 p.m. on Friday before Game day. Do not block the entrance before entry time or stage on campus prior to 6:00 p.m. All RVs must be out of the lot by noon on Sunday of the same weekend.
  2. You must park the RV and its tow vehicle or trailer within the assigned Space in the manner for which the Space was designed unless there is available designated tow vehicle parking in the Lot. Tents and/or awnings also must be set up only within your assigned Space. You must not park the RV and tow vehicle or trailer or set up tents or awnings in a manner that encroaches on the assigned Space of another person.
  3. The University presented a plan to Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue (TFD) to park RVs in parking lots and the TFD agreed with the plan. The configuration of the RVs in the plan leave drive lanes for fire access and also allow pedestrian flow in case of a fire.
  4. Due to limited space, only one (1) tow vehicle or trailer is permitted in the assigned Space. Visitors’ tow vehicles are not allowed to park in the Lot.
  5. The tow vehicle or trailer must enter the Lot with the Bearer’s RV. Thereafter, when the tow vehicle exits the Lot, the tow vehicle driver will be given a pass to re-enter the Lot.
  6. Duplication of and/or pass-backs of tow vehicle passes is prohibited.
  7. While in the Lot an RV must display its Permit at all times.
  8. If you plan to run a generator, you must connect it to an exhaust stack that extends above the RV’s roof. You may be required to shut down a generator which is operating without the required exhaust stack.
  9. If you are running a generator which produces a noise level that disturbs others, you may be required to baffle its sound or shut it down. Generally, a generator which when running produces a noise level that exceeds eighty (80) decibels is deemed too loud and disturbing to others.
  10. Everyone is required to bag all garbage and trash and place it in a proper trash receptacle prior to exiting the lot.
  11. To ensure your safety and the safety of others, no open fires will be allowed on the open ground or in fire pits. Enclosed gas grills will be allowed for cooking purposes. Enclosed charcoal grills are not recommended, but will be allowed. All burned charcoal must be disposed of in the proper manner, away from university property.
  12. Use of UA electricity or cable TV is prohibited.
  13. You are responsible for the conduct of their children and guests. Any excessive use of scooters, motorcycles, golf carts, etc. in the Lot will not be tolerated and could result in revocation of the Permit and ejection from the Lot. Underage children should not be allowed to operate these scooter, golf carts, or vehicles.
  14. No excessively loud music or noise will be tolerated at any time. If loud music or noise becomes disturbing to others, you may be required to lower the music and/or noise level or cease it altogether. Please be courteous of others.
  15. The use of spikes or stakes in paved Lots is prohibited.
  16. Care must be taken to prevent levelers from damaging the paved surface of your Space. You must place under the levelers plywood, or any other flat material, that is sturdy, of sufficient thickness, and sufficient size in order to distribute the weight over enough area to prevent damage to the paved surface.
  17. You are not permitted to bring onto the UA campus weapons such as, but not limited to, firearms, fireworks, explosives, knives, bows and arrows, or martial arts equipment.
  18. Possession, delivery, sale, use, or manufacture of any illegal drug and controlled substances or drug paraphernalia containing illegal drug residue is prohibited in the Lot.
  19. Duplicating or modifying, selling, renting, assigning or otherwise transferring a Permit is prohibited.
  20. You agree to abide by all federal, state and local laws, statues, and ordinances, including without limitation, those regarding the possession, dispensing, and use of alcoholic beverages.

Shuttle Stops for RV Lots

For an easy and convenient way to the stadium, try the Crimson Ride Transit System. The Crimson Ride is available to all fans on Gameday, and there is no charge for this service. It will service areas that are not in close proximity or an easy walking distance to Bryant-Denny Stadium. These areas include the East Campus RV lots, the Soccer paved lot and parking lots located along 5th Avenue. Click here for a map of the Crimson Ride routes and shuttle stops.

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Other Tuscaloosa Area RV Campgrounds

  • Tuscaloosa Marines RV Parking - www.tuscaloosamarines.org

  • CDL-RV Parking - (205) 759-2808, Lynn Bobo (Located near Downtown Northport)

  • Intelligent Parking Systems (4 RV Lots located in Tuscaloosa including Old Tuscaloosa Chevrolet Lot) - (205) 991-6900 or www.intelligentparkingsystems.com/gamedayparking

  • 4 R Arena - Robert T. Burns. 205-799-4601 or 205-345-7427 (Located 20 minutes from campus and hookups are available, weekend or long term parking)

  • Bamaland RV parking - located 3 blocks from stadium 1400 10th Ave. Call (205)345-6643 or email smckinney@graysbooks.com

  • Sunset Travel Parks - (205) 553-9233, Pete & June Dudkewitz (Located on JVC Road in Cottondale, AL.)

  • Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation - (205)562-3220 or www.tcpara.org Debra Gibson, dgibson@tcpara.org. (Located at the Ray C. Jenkins Multi-Purpose Arena)

  • Easter Seals RV Parking - 1-800-726-1216 ext. 230 or (205) 759-1211 ext. 230, www.eastersealswestal.org or jdavis@eastersealswestal.org (Located near DCH Hospital)

  • University Mall Parking - (205) 553-8415 ext. 5, Roger Gregg (Located behind the Mall in the back parking lot)

  • Bama RV Station - (205) 722-0501, Bruce Taylor (Located in Cottondale on Skyland Blvd. East) http://www.taylorpropertiesllc.com/bamarvpark.html

  • Woods & Water, Inc. - (205) 342-4868, Mark Hughes (Located in Tuscaloosa behind the Wal-Mart)

  • Capitol School P.T.A. RV Parking - (205) 758-2828 or www.thecapitolschool.com (Located at the end of University Blvd on 6th Street in Tuscaloosa)

  • City of Northport RV Parking - (205) 339-7000, Scott Collins or Julie Ramm (Located between Bridge Avenue and Lurleen Wallace Boulevard in downtown Northport)

  • Regions RV Park - 1-800-466-8378 or www.hooveral.gov (Located next to Regions Park in Hoover, AL)
  • Knox Hill RV Resort - (205) 372-3911

  • Lake Lurleen State Park - (205) 339-1558

  • Candy Mountain RV Park and Campground - (205) 553-5428

  • Mirror Lake R.V. Park - (205)225-2758, 10716 Mirror Lake Circle, Vance, AL. 35490 summer0962@yahoo.com

  • 8 lots for RVs with full hookups. Mt. Olive community area, off 82 W in the Northport area. 10 miles to campus. $320 a month all inclusive. Mark Martin 205-394-4083

A-Day Parking

There will be many more public parking lots for A-Day than for a regular season game. There will be areas designated for general public parking, Tide Pride parking, handicap accessible parking, RV parking, commercial bus parking and reserved parking (Coaches, players, vendors, etc.). Click here to go to the A-Day parking and traffic map for details.

General Public Parking

There will be many areas open for general public parking. Click here to see the parking and traffic map for A-Day. Don’t forget the designated grass parking lot at the Medical Center just off University Boulevard. Parking at the Medical Center grass lot and all other designated University of Alabama public parking areas will be free of charge for the game.

We welcome you to park in the Coleman Coliseum parking lot and the Soccer lot which are usually permit only for regular season games.

NOTE: General Public Parking is not allowed in certain areas such as Handicap Accessible parking and other reserved areas (such as the student residential lots) without the proper permit displayed. These areas are identified on the map and will also have attendants and signage present. This will also include the Ferguson Deck and North Ferguson lot. They are permit only for student, faculty and staff.

Public Parking Downtown

Downtown public parking is a great option on gameday. This parking area is located downtown in and around the Downtown Intermodal Facility parking deck and it is a shorter distance to the stadium than the Soccer Lot on campus. This parking deck has over 400 spaces and is located on 23rd Avenue between 6th and 7th St., just behind City Hall, between University Blvd and Bryant Dr. There are many restaurant and shopping options in the areas surrounding the parking deck. Tuscaloosa Transit will be running 14 buses from this location, starting 3 hours prior to game time. The cost to ride the bus (per trip):

  • Adults: $1
  • Children 3 and under: Free
  • Age 60 or over and people with disabilities: 50 cents

Or take the STADIUM STROLL (less than a 1 mile walk from the parking facility to Bryant Denny Stadium). Marked pedestrian paths will lead you from the parking facility to the stadium.

In addition, there are many other parking lots and side-street parking spaces that are free of charge near the Intermodal Facility. You may park there and walk to the bus pick-up or take the Stadium Stroll to Bryant Denny Stadium.

Athletic Department Issued Permits

The Tide Pride reserved parking will be in the following parking lots:

-North ten Hoor Deck
-South ten Hoor Deck
-East ten Hoor Surface Lot
-West ten Hoor Surface Lot
-NE Stadium Lot
-NW Stadium Lot
-Barnwell Reserved Lot
-11th Ave Media Gravel Lot
-Bryant Drive Lot
-Rose Administration Lot
-Rose/Elm Drive

Only those with the proper Athletic Department issued parking permit will be allowed entry into these areas.

Handicap Accessible Parking

Handicap Accessible Parking for A-Day is available in three locations:

  • Accessible vehicle parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis, at the Wallace Wade Lot for patrons who use wheelchairs. The entrance of this parking lot designated for wheelchair users is at the intersection of Wallace Wade Avenue and University Boulevard.
  • Accessible vehicle parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis, at the Communications Card Lot, which can be accessed using Stadium Drive off of University Boulevard.
  • For those with mobility impairment who do not use wheelchairs, parking is available in the Campus Drive Deck at the intersection of Campus Drive East and Hackberry lane. Transportation is provided for these individuals and their guests beginning at 10:30 a.m. on A-Day.

Anyone using any of the handicap accessible parking areas must have the appropriate state issued placard or license plate. Please make sure your pass is displayed at all times.

University Mall Shuttle

Parking is available at the University Mall off McFarland and 15th Ave. Shuttles will begin running at 11 a.m. and will finish running approximately one and a half hours after the game.  The cost of the shuttle round trip is $10.00.

Commercial Bus Parking

Parking for commercial buses is located on Hackberry Lane along the practice football field. Parking is available at no charge on a first come first serve basis. Any commercial vehicle larger than a 15 passenger van would apply. Fifteen Passenger vans are considered cars for parking purposes.

2011 A-Day Traffic

Welcome to the 2011 A-Day Traffic section! The University of Alabama and local law enforcement authorities are working hard to ensure that gameday traffic runs as smoothly as possible. Please make a special note of the enhancements and changes from last season.

Click here to see the 2011 A-Day Parking and Pre-Game Traffic Map.

Click here to see the 2011 A-Day Post-Game Traffic Map.

EXPANDED CORE CAMPUS ROADBLOCKS

Fan safety is our number one priority on gamedays. In order to safely accommodate the extra 10,000 fans in and around core campus streets, we are moving some of the roadblocks along University Blvd. and Bryant Drive four hours prior to kickoff.

Click here to view the expanded roadblocks on the 2011 A-Day Parking and Pre-game Traffic Map.

Pre-Game Traffic

TRAFFIC TIP

Traveling from the Birmingham area?

If you are traveling from the Birmingham area and the first leg of your route allows you to take either I-20/59 or I-459, your travel time may be shorter if you use I-20/59 and travel through the Bessemer area toward Tuscaloosa. Our observation during the previous games is that the volume of traffic on I-459 has continued to increase each game. Thus, the congestion going to Tuscaloosa has been less on I-20/59 than on I-459.

Gameday Routes and Parking Zones

There are four different, clearly defined routes designed to provide fans with the most time-efficient ways to get to and from the UA Campus. Please use the appropriate route to and from the UA Campus which is closest to and most convenient to where you park. The four basic routes and three basic parking zones are defined below. The Cottondale Route and Route 216 share the same parking zone.

Click here to view printable directions of the Gameday Routes.

The “Cottondale Route" and "Route 216”

Either the Cottondale Route or Route 216 is the best route to use for fans parking in the area that's defined as south of University Boulevard to the athletic complex, east of Hackberry Lane, and west of McFarland Boulevard.

Cottondale Route

Entering Tuscaloosa via I-20/I-59

  1. Take I-20/I-59 toward Tuscaloosa.
  2. Take exit 79 Cottondale/Coaling.
  3. Proceed west (turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp) on University Boulevard East (US HWY 11).
  4. Within the city limits of Cottondale, US HWY 11 and HWY 215 split at a fork in the road. Bear right onto HWY 215 - continuing on University Boulevard East.
  5. Continue west on University Boulevard (HWY 215 S) for approximately 4.3 miles to the UA Campus.

Exiting Tuscaloosa via I-20/I-59

  1. Find your way to University Boulevard and proceed east.
  2. Continue on University Boulevard (HWY 215 N) beyond the McFarland Boulevard intersection.
  3. Bear left at Skyland Boulevard East while continuing on University Boulevard East (US HWY 11).
  4. Continue on University Boulevard East (US HWY 11) to I-20/59.

Route 216 (only for fans traveling from the Birmingham area)

Please note: the Highway 216 route is not a preferred route for RV's.

Entering Tuscaloosa via I-20/I-59

  1. From Birmingham, take I-20/I-59 toward Tuscaloosa.
  2. Take exit 100.
  3. At the top of the ramp, take a right on state Route 216.
  4. Follow state Route 216 to University Boulevard East (HWY 215).
  5. At the traffic light at the intersection of HWY 216 and University Boulevard East, proceed straight ahead.
  6. Continue straight onto 15th Street East. (Note: 15th Street East will bear to the right just past the bridge.)
  7. Go beyond McFarland Boulevard.
  8. Turn right on 6th Avenue East.
  9. Proceed to the UA Campus.

Exiting Tuscaloosa via I-20/I-59 (only for fans traveling toward the Birmingham area)

  1. From the UA Campus, travel south to 15th Street East.
  2. Continue on 15th Street East beyond McFarland Boulevard.
  3. Continue straight towards University Boulevard East.
  4. Proceed straight beyond the traffic light at University Boulevard East to state Route 216.
  5. Continue on state Route 216 to I-20/I-59.

The “359 Route”

The I-359 Route is the best route for fans parking in the area that is defined as south of Campus Drive, north of 12th Street, east of 10th Avenue, and west of Hackberry Lane.

Entering Tuscaloosa via I-20/59

  1. Take I-20/59 toward Tuscaloosa.
  2. Take exit 71 B, I-359 north.
  3. I-359 north ends onto Lurleen B. Wallace Boulevard – continue straight on Lurleen B. Wallace Boulevard.
  4. Turn right onto Paul W. Bryant Drive or University Boulevard and travel east through downtown to the UA campus.

Exiting Tuscaloosa via I-20/59

  1. Find your way to University Boulevard or Paul W. Bear Bryant Drive (whichever is easiest) and proceed west.
  2. Continuing west, turn left onto Lurleen B. Wallace Boulevard South (this is a one-way street).
  3. Lurleen B. Wallace Boulevard South will become I-359 (No turns, just a name change).
  4. Continue on I-359 and it will lead you to I-20/59.
    * I-20/59 north toward Birmingham is to the left.
    * I-20/59 south toward Meridian is to the right.
  1. Also, you can head westbound on Jack Warner Parkway.
  2. Continue straight past Greensboro Ave and turn left onto 28th Street.
  3. Follow 28th Street until making a left onto Stillman Ave.
  4. Continue on Stillman Ave to Lurleen B. Wallace Boulevard South.
  5. Turn right onto Lurleen B. Wallace Boulevard South which will become I-359.
  6. Continue on I-359 and it will take you to I-20/59.
    * I-20/59 north toward Birmingham is to the left.
    * I-20/59 south toward Meridian is to the right.

The “McFarland Route”

Entering Tuscaloosa via I-20/59

  1. Take I-20/59 toward Tuscaloosa.
  2. Take exit 73 McFarland Boulevard.
  3. Proceed North on McFarland Boulevard
    * From Birmingham, right at the bottom of the exit ramp
    * From Meridian, left at the bottom of the exit ramp.
  4. Follow McFarland Boulevard to University Boulevard.
  5. Take the University Boulevard exit.
  6. Proceed West on University Boulevard to the UA Campus.

Exiting Tuscaloosa via I-20/59

  1. Find your way to Campus Drive East and proceed east on the one-way.
  2. Continue to the McFarland Boulevard access ramp.
  3. Take a right onto the access ramp to get onto McFarland Boulevard.
  4. Continue on McFarland Boulevard, which will take you to I-20/59.
    * I-20/59 north toward Birmingham is to the left.
    * I-20/59 south toward Meridian is to the right.
  5. For an alternate route to the Interstate, continue straight on McFarland Boulevard to Skyland Boulevard. For Interstate access toward Birmingham, turn left on Skyland Boulevard. For Interstate access toward Meridian, turn right on Skyland Boulevard.

For traffic heading to Montgomery, use McFarland Boulevard (US-82) South to University Way

  • Turn right onto University Way (AL-6) and continue to US-82 East/AL-219.
  • Turn right onto US-82 East/AL-219.
  • Continue on US-82 East/AL 219 to the I-65 South ramp.
  • Merge onto I-65 South via the ramp to Montgomery

Pre-Game Traffic

Street Closings

Starting at four (4) hours prior to the scheduled kickoff time, the entire core campus area will be closed to thru traffic. A proper Gameday permit is required to enter this restricted area.

Please take note of the following street closings, and make your driving and parking plans accordingly. Unless noted, these streets will remain closed until after the post-game pedestrian and vehicular traffic clears.

To accommodate the Crimson Ride Transit System, there will be bus lanes on East Campus Drive. After the game, Campus Drive East between Hackberry Lane and 5th Avenue East will be one-way traveling east away from campus. Click here to view the 2011 A-Day Crimson Ride routes and shuttle stops Map.

The following roads will be closed at 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before games:

  • 6th Avenue (from University Boulevard to Capstone Drive)
  • 7th Avenue (from Ferguson Center to Capstone Drive)
  • Capstone Drive
  • Margaret Drive

The following roads will be closed at 7:00 a.m. on Gameday:

  • West Fourth Street
  • Shelby Lane

The following roads will be closed at 8:00 a.m. on Gameday:

  • 6th Avenue (from Bryant Drive to University Boulevard)
  • Wallace Wade Avenue
  • Colonial Drive
  • Bryant Drive (from 12th Avenue to 10th Avenue)

The following roads will be restricted to permit holders only starting four (4) hours prior to kick off on Gameday and will remain closed after the game until such time to be determined by law enforcement.

  • University Boulevard from 2nd Ave to Campus Drive
  • Bryant Drive from 12th Avenue to Hackberry
  • 10th Avenue from 12th Street to Bryant Drive
  • 7th Avenue from Capstone Drive to Campus Drive West
  • Marr's Spring Road from Campus Drive West to Stadium Drive
  • Margaret Drive from Capstone Drive to Hackberry Lane
  • Hackberry Lane and Campus Drive East
  • Jefferson Avenue & Campus Drive East
  • Fraternity Lane & Campus Drive East
  • Bryce Lawn Drive & Campus Drive East
  • 4th Street East & 2nd Ave

Only emergency vehicles and those with the proper Gameday permit from the University will be permitted along these roads. These roads will be re-opened at a time after the game as determined by local law enforcement. Thanks for your cooperation!

Post-Game Traffic

After the game is over, certain streets will become one-way streets until pedestrian and vehicle traffic clears.

The following streets on the UA campus will become one-way streets after the game:

  • Campus Drive West from Riverside Drive to New Marr's Springs Road
  • Campus Drive West from Marr’s Spring Road to McCorvey Drive
  • Campus Drive East from the Campus Drive deck to Helen Keller Drive
  • McCorvey Drive from Campus Drive West to Jack Warner Parkway
  • New Marrs Springs Rd from Campus Drive West to Jack Warner Parkway

Other streets that will become one-way after the game ends:

  • Bryant Drive will be one-way heading west from Wallace Wade Avenue to Queen City Boulevard.
  • Bryant Drive will be one-way heading east from 10th Avenue to Hackberry Lane.
  • University Boulevard will be one-way heading west from Wallace Wade Avenue to Queen City Avenue.
  • 10th Avenue will be one-way heading south from Bryant Drive to 15th Street.
  • The Tuscaloosa Police Department will be diverting traffic traveling east on Bryant Drive onto 6th Avenue (before DCH Hospital), leading directly to 15th Street.

From 15th Street, you may access any of the Gameday Routes.

I-359 Route (quickest route to Interstate)

  • At 15th Street, take a right and proceed to 10th Avenue.
  • At 10th Avenue, take a left and this will lead to I-359.

Cottondale Route (next quickest route to Interstate)

  • At 15th Street, take a left and proceed to McFarland Boulevard.
  • At McFarland Boulevard, continue straight until you reach AL 215.
  • Take a right on AL 215, and this will lead to I-20/59.
  • OR you can stay straight to take Route 216, which will lead you to exit 100 on I-20/I-59 (This route is only for those traveling toward the Birmingham area).

McFarland Route (slowest route to Interstate)

  • At 15th Street, take a left and proceed to McFarland Boulevard.
  • At McFarland Boulevard, take a right and this will lead to I-20/59.

Welcome to the 2011 A-Day Kickoff on the Quad!

*DUE TO INCLIMENT WEATHER ANTICIPATED FOR FRIDAY, WE SUGGEST ALL TAILGATERS WAIT UNTIL SATURDAY MORNING TO SET UP THEIR TAILGATES.  STRONG WINDS WITH RAIN EXPECTED ON FRIDAY*

Come experience Kickoff on the Quad, UA's "official tailgate party." Kickoff on the Quad begins at 11:00 a.m. on April 16th, 2011.

Kickoff on the Quad festivities include a variety of food vendors, merchandise vendors and activities for the kids.

Tailgating is an important part of every football season, and in Tuscaloosa it’s especially important on the Quad. By following these guidelines, you will help to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable experience. With your help, we will be able to preserve the natural beauty of the Quad for all future generations of Crimson faithful.

Remember, Friday is a regular academic day at the University of Alabama, and classes are still in session until 6:00pm. Please refrain from taping off or setting up tailgate sites in areas off the Quad until Friday. Stakes may damage the irrigations systems, and tape and rope may damage the trees, bushes, and plant material. These items will be removed by Gameday officials before Friday.

Please note: Any UA group that wants to have a planned tailgating or Gameday event that requires a tent larger than 10’ x 10’ or a secured space must fill out a UA Grounds Use Permit - http://www.uafacilities.ua.edu/grounds/pages/grounds-use-permit.htm

No tents larger than 20’ x 30’ will be allowed on the Quad.

No corporate signage will be allowed to be displayed outside tents.

Due to Crimson Tide Sports Marketing moving their game day activities closer to the stadium, the East side of the Quad is now open to public tailgating. Please take advantage of this space and the close proximity to the various food vendors & kid’s area along 6th Ave. In addition to the new tailgating area, there will be an enhanced power supply provided on the East side of the Quad to support the additional fans.

A-Day Weekend Schedule of Events

 

  • Thursday, April 14
    • 6:30 pm – Baseball vs. Tennessee
  • Friday, April 15
    • 6:30 pm – Baseball vs. Tennessee
    • 6:30 pm – Softball vs. Mississippi St.
    • 7:00 pm – Women's Soccer vs. Samford
    • 7:30 pm – Sugarland Concert with special guest Little Big Town and Matt Nathanson at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
  • Saturday, April 16
    • 10:30 am – Wheel Chair Basketball Exhibition on 9th Ave. by the Quad
    • 11:00 am – Gates open to Bryant-Denny Stadium
    • 11:00 am – Kickoff on the Quad
    • 12:00 pm – Flag Football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium
    • 12:00 pm – Music Recital at Moody Music Building
    • 12:15 pm – Walk of Fame Ceremony at Denny Chimes
    • 12:45 pm – Unveiling of Nick Saban statue
    • 2:05 pm – A-Day Kickoff
    • 4:00 pm – Softball vs. Mississippi St.
    • 4:00 pm – Music Recital at Moody Music Building
    • 5:00 pm – Baseball vs. Tennessee
    • 5:00 pm – Women’s Tennis vs Auburn
    • 6:00 pm – Music Recital at Moody Music Building
    • 8:00 pm – Music Recital at Moody Music Building
  • Sunday, April 17
    • 1:30 pm – Softball vs. Mississippi St.

 

Supe Store Hours
Saturday April 16, 2011

Ferguson center - 9am to 2pm
Tenton Quad - 9am to 1pm
Bryant Museum - 8am to 5pm

Featured Item

 

Electricity on The Quad

In addition to the new tailgating area, there will be an enhanced power supply provided on the East side of the Quad to support the additional fans. We have also added additional power on the Northwest side of the Quad. As such, it should relieve some of the strain put on the electrical power supplied through the light poles on the northern half of the Quad near Gorgas library. However, the rules still remain for proper usage of the power on the light poles.

  • The use of power strips and multiple plugs on each light pole is prohibited as it will put a strain on the power supply from that pole resulting in a breaker trip.
  • Only one connection per plug is allowed.
  • You may connect a power strip, to prevent damage from possible surges, but only two items may be plugged into it.

Generators

No portable generators will be allowed on the Quad. Those found in violation will be asked to leave the Quad.

Tailgating

To protect the turf and landscape, no vehicles or trailers will be allowed on the grass at the Quad or any building that faces the Quad, Gorgas House, Moore, Little, Fosters, Russell, Gallalee, Osband, Wilson or Farrah Halls.

Please note:
Kickoff on the Quad is an event designed for Tide fans to celebrate the tradition of Crimson Tide football and is sponsored by Coca-Cola.

  • The conduct of other commercial activities, such as commercial solicitation, business events, marketing promotions, etc., is not permitted on the Quad in areas that have been designated for tailgating.
  • Any not-for-profit solicitation like charitable organizations is also not permitted on the Quad areas that have been designated for tailgating.
  • Fans desiring to engage in commercial activities on University property should contact the UA Gameday staff at (205) 262-2811.

Setting Up & Getting Space on the Quad

Space Reservations and Opening & Closing Times:

Use the guidelines below to reserve your tailgating space for the west side of the Quad.

Please note: Any UA group that wants to have a planned tailgating or Gameday event that requires a tent larger than 10’ x 10’ or a secured space must fill out a UA Grounds Use Permit - http://www.uafacilities.ua.edu/grounds/pages/grounds-use-permit.htm

  • In an effort to give UA faculty, staff and students time to exit campus, tailgating may begin on The Quad in the designated areas after 6:00 p.m. on the Friday before A-Day.
  • The Quad drop off area along 9th Avenue will be open from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, and from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.
  • Many fans tailgating on the Quad or other areas on campus leave personal belongings at their tailgate location to attend the game and do not retrieve those items until after the game has concluded or until the next day. It has come to the attention of the University that some fans have returned to their tailgate location and discovered that their personal belongings have been stolen or damaged. Please be advised that it is YOUR obligation to secure your personal belongings during the time you may be away from your tailgate location. The University does NOT assume any responsibility for guarding or protecting any of your personal items from theft or other calamity while you are at the game or until you return to your tailgate site to collect those items. Any items not collected by their owners by 12:00 noon on the day after a game will be considered abandoned and subject to collection by the University. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PROPERLY SECURE YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS.
  • We appreciate your cooperation in observing these rules, as setting up prior to 6:00 p.m. may interfere with class and/or other academic activities.
  • Be courteous to others by not taking more space than you need. We ask that you not set aside large spaces on The Quad and/or set aside parking spaces.
  • Fan tailgating and tent setup is available in designated areas.
    • This area includes both the land west of the main walkway between Denny Chimes and Gorgas Library and the land north of the sidewalk that spans from Gorgas Library to 6th Avenue on the east side of The Quad.

Tents & Setup:

In areas designated for tailgating on the Quad:

  • Fans are permitted to set up tents or awnings.
  • The use of spikes or stakes to secure your tent is prohibited. Sandbags are permitted, but please do NOT dump the sand out onto The Quad.
  • The use of ribbons, ropes, etc., to block off or “save” an area is prohibited.
  • Electrocution or damage to irrigation is a potential hazard. BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS AND LOOK UPWARD FOR WIRES.
  • To help preserve The Quad, all tents and tailgating supplies should be walked from the unloading zone to your desired location on The Quad.
  • Fans CANNOT camp overnight on the Quad or University property.

In areas for tailgating off the Quad:

  • The University of Alabama values the longstanding tradition of tailgating on Crimson Tide home games. However, in the interest of keeping our focus on the academic mission of the campus, the University has instituted a set up time for non-Quad tailgaters.
  • UA fans may set up a tent or otherwise block off a tailgating spot on the campus at 6 p.m. Thursday or later, on the Thursday before A-Day as long as it does not interfere with the normal daily functions of the University. After 6 p.m. on Thursday, if a tent is left unattended, the frame should be kept as low to the ground as possible to prevent vandalism and damage by the weather. Colored plastic tape may be used to mark off an area as long as the tape does not cause a hazard for pedestrians. The tape should be secured with the use of thin irrigation type flags/stakes that will not damage the turf, irrigation and landscaping. The use of stakes, light-poles, trees, shrubs, etc., to secure taping in strictly prohibited and subject to removal. Items of value should not be left unattended because UA cannot be responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • Please do not block sidewalks or entrances/exits to buildings with tailgating supplies and tents.
  • As a reminder, in an effort to keep the University of Alabama campus beautiful, all tailgaters campus wide must have their tents, grills, tables, etc., cleaned up and removed from the campus grounds by 12:00 p.m. (noon) the day after A-Day. As with our current policy, all tents and other tailgating items (excluding those placed for official University functions) must be removed by the stated deadline or they will be considered abandoned.

Unloading Zones:

To accommodate the Crimson Ride transit system and routes, an unloading zone will be open along 9th Avenue on the west side of The Quad ONLY during the following times:

Friday 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
A-Day 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Post-game – when pedestrian and Gameday traffic clears (approximately two hours after the end of the game or sooner if determined by law enforcement officials)
  • There will be a 15 minute time limit in the unloading zone. Once the unloading zone is closed, all vehicles must be removed. Towing will then be enforced.
  • Due to potential traffic hazards, loading and unloading elsewhere is prohibited.
  • To access the unloading zone along 9th Avenue, use the following route:
    • Take Marr’s Spring Road off of Campus Drive. Turn left onto Stadium Drive and it will lead to McCorvey Drive.
    • Turn right onto McCorvey Drive. There will be an attendant at this point to assist you.
    • McCorvey Drive will then lead you to the 9th Avenue unloading zone.

Loading Zone After the Game:

  • For post-game, a re-loading zone will be open along 9th Avenue on the west side of The Quad. Due to the high amount of pedestrian traffic and the use of Capstone Drive as a transit lane, this re-loading zone will open once all Gameday pedestrian and bus traffic clears (approximately two hours after the end of the game or sooner if determined by local law enforcement officials). For access, please utilize the same route as the pre-game loading zone.

Gas-Powered Generators:

  • Gasoline-powered generators are strictly prohibited on The Quad. They create noise and fumes that are disturbing to others.

Open Flames/Fire:

  • Cooking is limited to grills only.
  • Grills should be set up away from, or protected from, pedestrian traffic and flammable materials.
  • Grills must be monitored at all times.
  • Extinguish all flames before leaving your area.
  • Do not dump charcoal on The Quad. Charcoal Dump Stations are available on the west side of the Quad. See map for more details.
  • Do not dump cooking oil on The Quad.

Electricity:

There will be an enhanced power supply provided to the reserved tents on the Quad this coming season. As such, it should relieve some of the strain put on the electrical power supplied through the light poles on the northern half of the Quad. However, the rules still remain for proper usage of the power on the light poles.

  • The use of power strips and multiple plugs on each light pole is prohibited as it will put a strain on the power supply from that pole resulting in a breaker trip.
  • Only one hook-up per plug is allowed.
  • You may hook-up a power strip, to prevent damage from possible surges, but only one thing may be plugged into it.
  • Secure electrical cords crossing sidewalks to avoid trip hazard.
  • Please remove all tape used to secure the electrical cords to the sidewalk when you leave the Quad.
  • Avoid the use of items such as coffee pots, deep fryers, crock-pots, electric grills, box fans, electrical fans, refrigerators, blow up tents and microwaves as they will overload the electrical circuits on The Quad.

Trailers:

No vehicles or trailers will be allowed on the grass at the Quad or any building that faces the Quad, Gorgas House, Moore, Little, Fosters, Russell, Gallalee, Osband, Wilson or Farrah Halls. This is to protect the turf and irrigation.

  • In order to preserve The Quad for future generations, trailers that are towed by vehicles cannot be pulled onto The Quad; however, they may pull them by hand onto the sidewalks for unloading. Trailers must be removed in a timely manner. Also, trailers must fit and remain on a sidewalk while unloading and cleaning up at your tailgating spot.

Sound System Policy:

  • A sound system may be used providing such use will not disturb other visitors and fans. No excessive loud music will be allowed. The Gameday Operations Staff will have sole discretion in determining if the overall volume level of the sound system is appropriate.

UA Pet Policy:

  • Pets are permitted on the University of Alabama Quad. Pets must be crated, caged or upon a leash not longer than 6 feet or otherwise under physical restrictive control at all times. Pet owners are required to pick up after their pets and properly dispose of their droppings. Pets should not be left unattended.

Light Poles on the Quad

  • You will notice the light poles on the Quad have a number located on the top of the pole which serves as an identifier for the location on the Quad that you are in. This numbering system will help provide information on where someone is located within the Quad. To see the map, click here.

Hay and Straw Policy

  • Hay and straw are not authorized on the Quad at any time. This material can contain destructive insects and bacteria that are harmful to the soil and grass of the Quad.
  • During inclement weather, we recommend you look for a grassy area where no lying water exists. If that is not possible, straw or hay may be placed in your immediate area but is your responsibility to clean up the straw or hay immediately upon leaving. A roll of indoor/outdoor carpeting may be equally suitable for mud control and is easily rolled up after use.

The above guidelines apply on Gameday weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) in areas including, but not limited to: the entirety of The University of Alabama Quadrangle, all surrounding roadways and parking lots (including 6th Avenue, Capstone Drive and Colonial Drive), the general vicinity (front, left, right and rear sides) of Gallalee Hall, Nott Hall (including parking lot), Lloyd Hall, Smith Hall, Tuomey Academic House, Gorgas Library, Oliver Barnard Hall, Morgan Hall, Bidgood Hall, Carmichael Hall, and Graves Hall.