Tide to hold championship celebration

The University of Alabama will celebrate the Crimson Tide football team's 2011 National Football Championship on Saturday, January 21, at 2 p.m. in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The event will feature the Crimson Tide football team and head football coach Nick Saban. The celebration will last approximately one hour and admission is free.

The entire celebration will occur inside of Bryant-Denny Stadium. There will not be a Walk of Champions event preceding it. Tickets are not required to enter the stadium, and all seating is general admission and will be first-come, first-served. This event will be held regardless of weather conditions. Items normally prohibited in the stadium will not be permitted in the stadium during the celebration event. Block seating will not be available for students.

Seating will be limited to the West side of the stadium. Fans can access the stadium via the lower bowl entrances by entering through gates 10-13 and 16-19. They also can access gates 5 and 21 for the upper levels and on the West side of the stadium. UA students with a valid UA Action Card can access the field for the event though gate 31 located at the southeast side of the stadium. The first 1,000 general public fans that wish to watch the event from the field will be allowed to enter via gate 30. All gates will open at 12 p.m., two hours prior to the event.

Stadium concessions will be available in multiple locations in the lower level of the stadium, but food vendors will not be located on the Quad. No outside food or drinks will be allowed into the stadium. Officially licensed National Championship products, apparel and more will be available for purchase outside the stadium and in the SUPe Store.

The first 30,000 fans entering the stadium will receive a poster of the championship team. Fans also will be allowed an opportunity to have a photo taken with the BCS National Championship Trophy in the South End Zone Plaza starting at Noon.

Celebration Timing Schedule

12 p.m. – Bryant-Denny Stadium Gates Open

2 p.m. – Program Begins

INFORMATION SOURCE: University of Alabama Athletics