2020 Gameday Information

Stadium Capacity

In compliance with CDC and state public health guidance, seating in Bryant-Denny Stadium for the 2020 Alabama football season will be social-distanced resulting in approximately 20% seating capacity.

 

 

Mobile Ticketing

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alabama Athletics TIDE PRIDE/Ticket Office announced mobile-only ticketing and parking, enabling contactless entry into all venues beginning with the 2020 football season. The shift to mobile-only ticketing provides a safer environment for fans, as well as guards against the production of fraudulent tickets.

Ticket purchasers will receive their tickets via email, allowing for download to Apple Wallet (iPhone) (PDF) or Google Pay Wallet (PDF) (Android). Just prior to reaching the gates, fans will simply open their digital wallet, select their game tickets, and hold their smartphone near the scanner.

Also note, Print-at-Home tickets (PDF copies) will no longer be available as we focus on contactless entry into the stadium. Likewise, mobile tickets are only valid when presented on a smartphone. Printed copies of QR codes will not be accepted. In the event that you do not have a smartphone, please contact the Alabama Athletics TIDE PRIDE/Ticket Office in advance of game day for options.

 

 

Ticket Transfer

Ticketholders may transfer their tickets to a friend in the event they are unable to attend. Ticketholders (excluding UA faculty/staff and students) still have the ability to post their tickets on StubHub, the official fan-to-fan marketplace of Alabama Athletics.

 

 

Mobile Parking

To reduce the number of touchpoints, all parking passes for the 2020 season will be mobile. Parking passes will be delivered electronically via mobile delivery. Customers will receive an email from the Alabama Athletics TIDE PRIDE/Ticket Office, which will include a link to download their parking pass to their digital wallet. On game day, customers will present their smartphone to be scanned upon entry to the parking lot.

 

 

Parking Lots

Reserved parking lots will open three hours prior to kick off on game days.

 

 

Shuttles

Crimson Ride shuttles will not be in service for the 2020 football season.

 

 

Tailgating

In accordance with CDC, state and local guidelines relating to social distancing and large gatherings, tailgating will not be permitted on The University of Alabama campus for the 2020 football season.

 

 

Personal Protective Equipment

The following safety measures will be taken as it relates to personal protective equipment:

  • All working staff will be required to wear a face covering and/or a face shield
  • Ticket scanners will stand behind Plexiglass shields
  • All spectators are required to wear a face covering upon entering the stadium; if they do not have a face covering, they will be provided with a disposable mask.
  • Face coverings are to be worn throughout the stadium unless eating and/or drinking
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available at each entry gate and throughout the stadium
  • All concession stands will be open, with every other register operational and fitted with a Plexiglass screen
  • Buffet service in premium areas will shift to served stations
  • Social distancing will be maintained throughout the facility to the fullest extent possible, including limiting field access in accordance with SEC and NCAA recommendations

 

 

Screening

Each ticketholder will be required to conduct a COVID-19 related self-assessment prior to entry. Ticketholders who have COVID-19 symptoms, have been exposed to someone who is COVID-positive and/or who have been directed by a healthcare professional to be in quarantine or isolation for a period of time that includes game day will not be allowed entry. Stated differently, each ticketholder must comply with the following:

  1. Please do not try to enter the stadium if you have any of the following symptoms:
    • A fever over 100°F
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Sore throat
    • Chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Lost the sense of taste or smell
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  2. Please do not try to enter the stadium if you have been in close contact with anyone diagnosed or under investigation with COVID-19 in the past 14.
    • Close contact is defined as spending 15 minutes or more within six feet of an individual.
  3. Please do not try to enter the stadium if a healthcare provider has recommended that you should currently be in quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19.

This will be the process for screening ticketholders, and those who cannot comply will not be allowed in the stadium. For the health and safety of the campus community and your fellow fans, we ask that you be completely honest in conducting this self-assessment. If you do determine that you cannot satisfy the foregoing, you may still sell or transfer your ticket. The process for doing so can be found on our Mobile Ticketing page.

 

 

Stadium Entry

Upon arriving at the security area, fans will be queued in a line for the metal detectors. Markers will be placed at six-foot intervals to help maintain social distancing, and signage will be displayed to encourage fans to social distance.

 

 

Gate Number Changes

All gates have been renumbered at Bryant-Denny Stadium, so fans are encouraged to check your ticket for the appropriate gate number before arriving at the security area.

Lower Level

Sections Sections Gate(s)
A to G, S-8 A, B, C, D, E, F, G, S-8 Gates 21-24
H to N H, J, K, L, M, N Gates 14-17
N-1 to N-4 N-1, N-2, N-3, N-4 Gate 6
N-5 to N-8 N-5, N-6, N-7, N-8 Gate 58
EE to HH EE, FF, GG, HH Gates 47-49
JJ to NN JJ, KK, LL, MM, NN Gates 51-53

 

Upper Level

Sections Sections Gate(s)
NN-1 to NN-7 NN-1, NN-2, NN-3, NN-4, NN-5, NN-6, NN-7 Gate 3 or 7
NN-8 to NN-14 NN-8, NN-9, NN-10, NN-11, NN-12, NN-13, NN-14 Gate 59 or 62
SS-1 to SS-7 SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4, SS-5, SS-6, SS-7 Gate 36 or 38
SS-8 to SS-14 SS-8, SS-9, SS-10, SS-11, SS-12, SS-13, SS-14 Gate 30 or 32
U3 A to R U3 + A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R Gate 7 or 30
U4 AA to RR U4 + AA, BB, CC, DD, EE, FF, GG, HH, JJ, KK, LL, MM, NN, PP, QQ, RR Gate 38 or 59
ADA-E ADA-E Gates 42 or 56

 

CLICK HERE  to view a map of Bryant-Denny Stadium.

 

 

Hand Sanitizer Dispensers

Hand Sanitizer StationHand sanitizer stations with Plexiglass will be located at all gates

Hand sanitizer dispensers will be installed throughout the facility, including one at each gate.

 

 

Concessions

Per the most recent health department recommendations, a limited menu of prepackaged food will be available for sale in addition to water and Coca-Cola products. All condiments will be in preportioned packaging.

To encourage social distancing, all concession stands in the stadium will be operational, but only 50 percent of registers will be open, and each will be fitted with a Plexiglass screen. Staff shall wear a mask or other facial covering at all times, and high customer contact areas will be cleaned every two hours.

Hand sanitizer will be available for guests and employees.

Cashless transactions will be available and encouraged, but not required.

Floor markings will allow spectators to form a socially-distanced queue for concession stands.

 

 

Cooling Fans

As a best safety practice, cooling fans will be unavailable this season.

 

 

Water Monsters

As a best safety practice, water monsters will be unavailable this season, however, water will be available for purchase at a reasonable price at concessions stands. Fans will also be able to carry in a sealed bottle of water that fits within the clear bag.

 

 

Supe Store

Grab your Alabama gear! Below are the Supe Store hours for the weekend of November 28th:

Friday, November 27th:

  • All locations closed

Saturday, November 28th:

  • Supe Store at Ferguson Center: 9:30am – 2:00pm
  • Supe Store at the Corner on Bryant Drive: 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Supe Store at Town Center on the Strip: 11:00am – 6:00pm

 

 

Clear Bag Policy & Prohibited Items

In the interest of public safety, The University of Alabama has implemented a clear bag policy that limits the size and types of bags that may be brought in by fans to ticketed venues. The University regularly reviews policies and strategies for fan safety. The implementation of this measure was intended to enhance public safety while minimizing time spent searching bags at gate security checkpoints, easing access into the stadium.

The University strongly encourages all fans not to bring unauthorized types of bags to Bryant-Denny Stadium. Fans are able to carry the following style and size of bag, package, or container into the stadium:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″.
  • All clear bags that do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″ are permissible
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bags or similar).
  • Small “clutch” purses, no larger than 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium in addition to the approved clear plastic bags.
  • Spectators also will be able to carry other items allowed in such as binoculars and cameras, but their cases will not be allowed.
  • Working personnel, including accredited news media, will continue to enter through designated gates where they will be subject to screening and bag inspections of the same manner as in the past.

 

The following items are prohibited inside Bryant-Denny Stadium:

  • Animals (service animals are permitted)
  • Artificial noisemakers (bells, horns, whistles, cow bells, etc.)
  • Banners/Flags/Signs commercial, political, or offensive in nature or fixed to a pole
  • Cameras with telephoto lenses over 6″ long
  • Seat backs larger than a single seat (16″ wide) or with zippers, pockets or compartments
  • Clear bags over 12″ x 6″ x 12″ & Non-clear bags over 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • Computers (tablets are permitted)
  • Coolers
  • Outside food and/or drink (Exceptions will be made for those with medical requirements and/or special needs.)
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Strollers/Carseats
  • Umbrellas
  • Video recorders or camcorders
  • Weapons and firearms &/or any other item deemed dangerous, unnecessary, inappropriate or suspicious in nature

 

For more information, visit rolltide.com. 

 

 

Premium Areas

Premium area ticketholders, including Champions Club, Terrace Club, Ivory Club, North Zone, South Zone, Skyboxes and Field Suites, will receive their wristbands at the ground level after having their ticket scanned, and sanitizer will be available for all patrons at that same location.

Buffet service in common areas will be shifted to served stations. Club menus will feature a scaled down number of offerings in order to present items in accordance with Health Department directives. Souvenir cups will not be used in any of the above listed premium areas.

 

 

Restrooms

Restroom facilities will be regularly cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic sprayers prior to each game. During the game, restroom attendants will also regularly clean and disinfect flush valves and sink handles. In addition, urinals and stalls will be taped off to encourage social distancing.

 

 

Stadium Club, Scholarship Club and A-Club Rooms

The Stadium Club, Scholarship Club and A-Club Rooms will not be available for the 2020 football season due to social distancing guidelines.

 

 

TIDE PRIDE

After tickets are allocated, all TIDE PRIDE members who have an account credit for prior TIDE PRIDE contributions and ticket payments will have the option to receive a full or partial refund of their remaining credit. Additionally, TIDE PRIDE members will have the option to donate all or a part of their account credit to the Crimson Core Fund.

All refunds requested will be processed within six weeks.

 

 

Crimson Core Fund

The Crimson Core Fund is a unique one-year fund set up by the Crimson Tide Foundation to focus on supporting the direct needs of student-athletes through scholarships, nutrition, academic support and strength and conditioning, among other areas.

All Crimson Core Fund donations will receive 3 priority points for every $100 donated.

To learn more about the Crimson Core Fund visit crimsontidefoundation.org/crimsoncore.

 

 

Crimson Tide Access

Fan upgrades offered in previous seasons through Crimson Tide Access will not be available for the 2020 football season.

 

 

Nursing Stations

Private Nursing Stations are located near the following public seating areas:

Lower Level (1st Floor): Inside the First Aid Room, Section K
Upper Level (8th Floor): Section SS-11
Upper Level (8th Floor): Section NN-11

 

 

 

Family Restrooms

Family restrooms are reserved for the use of guests with small children and guests with disabilities. Family restrooms include: power outlets, chair, changing stations & shelving to accommodate various needs.

Lower Level (2nd Floor): Sections N-4/N-5, NN, AA, & S-8
Upper Level (8th Floor): Sections NN-5, SS-4, SS-11

 

 

First Aid

First Aid is located at Section N in the Northwest corner of Bryant-Denny Stadium. Guests in need of first-aid assistance should immediately contact an Event Staff member or nearest stadium employee. EMTs are available on-site to respond to medical emergencies.

 

 

 

Medical Bags

Medical bags or special medical equipment can be screened at any security entrance. Guests that have these items should report to the gate designated on their ticket and identify their need to the security personnel working the metal detectors.

 

 

 

Elevators

Guests needing assistance to any Upper Level seating area may utilize the options below.

Public Elevators: Gate 28, 41, and 55

Guests with disabilities and/or mobility challenges are given priority to public elevators. Some elevators are used to move the media and coaches and will periodically be taken out of service for this purpose. To ensure the safe and efficient operation of the elevators, we ask our guests to follow the directions of the elevator/shuttle operators and the elevator lobby attendants at all times.

Lower Level seating may only be accessed by internal ramps connecting the 1st and 2nd floors.