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Weather permitting, Old Farm Lane from north of Rocky Mount Road to south of State Route 14 will be closed for utility relocation Sunday, May 19 from 1-5 p.m., as part the Alabama Department of Transportation's ongoingMore >>
Weather permitting, Old Farm Lane from north of Rocky Mount Road to south of State Route 14 will be closed for utility relocation Sunday, May 19 from 1-5 p.m.More >>
French President Francois Hollande has signed a law authorizing gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples, after months of nationwide protests and wrenching debate.More >>
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South Korea says North Korea has fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters. Pyongyang routinely test-launches such missiles.More >>
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The inaugural River Bend Brewfest on May 18 at Riverfront Park will be a never-before experienced beer tasting event in Montgomery. The event will feature over 70 locally, regionally and nationally producedMore >>
The inaugural River Bend Brewfest on May 18 at Riverfront Park will be a never-before experienced beer tasting event in Montgomery. The event will feature over 70 locally, regionally and nationally produced craft, seasonal, specialty and microbrew beers for sampling.More >>
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -
Tuscaloosa already has a Walk of Champions for football national championships. But by the end of this week, university trustees could approve Champions Plaza for other teams who bring home to Tuscaloosa.
If approved, Champions Plaza would sit adjacent to Sewell Thomas Baseball Stadium.
It would have tiered seating for 600 fans that includes commemorative engravings highlighting each team's history during SEC and national championship title runs.
Fans think it complements the Walk of Champions outside Bryant Denny Stadium.
"Alabama has done a fantastic job recognizing it's national championship coaches and teams of the past that have been national champions and I think it's only fitting that they extend that honor in recognizing other programs that have excellence in athletics," Tide fan Shane Haynes said.
Former Tide track runner Tony Grimes says if Alabama is about winning, any team that wins gold should be celebrated.
"I think all sports should be included as well as golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball," Grimes said.
After the women's softball team returned home with the national championship, the plan for Champions Plaza seems like a no-brainer to some.
"Football is the main sport in Tuscaloosa. I think the other sports need the recognition if the win national championships," Tide fan Helen Barnes said.