Alabama Crimson Tide first fielded a college football team in 1892. First a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association and then the Southern Conference, the Crimson Tide won 4 conference championships before joining the SEC in 1933. The list of great players who’ve worn the crimson and white seems endless. Shaun Alexander, Cornelius Bennett, Ozzie Newsome, Kenny Stabler, and Joe Namath are just a few. And who can forget the 1992 season under coach Gene Stallings when the Crimson Tide finished the regular season 11-0, winning the SEC Championship and then defeating the #1 ranked Miami Hurricanes in the Sugar Bowl 34-13 to win the national title? Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Alabama Crimson Tide football tickets.
2016 Alabama Season Preview
Last season the Alabama Crimson Tide had a fantastic year. Bama finished 12-2, won the SEC, and advanced to the first ever College Football Playoff. But a stunning loss to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl left a damper on Alabama’s season. That fact puts to light just where the Crimson Tide are as a program, and not playing for national championships comes as a surprise. The 2015 Alabama Crimson Tide football team will look significantly different from last season. Quarterback Blake Sims is gone, as is longtime running back star T.J. Yeldon, and Amari Cooper. But Alabama should once again be the favorite in the SEC West with senior quarterback Jake Coker taking the reins and a running back duo of Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake taking over carrying the ball. On the defensive side of the ball, Nick Saban will utilize 5 seniors and 6 juniors in what might be the best defense in the SEC. Alabama will likely have one of the toughest schedules of any team in college football with road games against Georgia, Mississippi State, and Auburn. Throw in games against Wisconsin, Arkansas, and LSU and every week that Alabama steps on the field will be full of excitement. Look for Alabama push for the SEC West title once again in 2015.
Check out our Alabama Crimson Tide Season Preview History page for previews of previous Crimson Tide seasons.
Alabama Crimson Tide Football at Bryant-Denny Stadium Address: 920 Paul W Bryant Dr, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35401
Alabama Crimson Tide plays its home games at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The stadium has a capacity of more than 92,000 and is the 7th largest college stadium in America. The Crimson Tide’s record at Bryant-Denny is the best home record in the NCAA. Watching a game there with nearly 100,000 fans cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide is an incredible tradition to be a part of. The Alabama Crimson Tide home bench is on the Bryant-Denny Stadium sideline with sections A-N. Bryant-Denny Stadium parking information is covered in our Crimson Tide event guide.
The biggest football game in the state of Alabama, the Iron Bowl pits two football powerhouses against each other every year. Playing for the Sportsmanship Trophy and a whole lot of state pride, they have met 77 times and Alabama currently leads overall. There’s no love lost between fans and teams, and it’s a game that any college football fan would be lucky to attend.
Two giants of the SEC meeting up every year in either Tiger Stadium or Bryant-Denny Stadium will deliver considerable hype – and these two schools tend to exceed expectations every time. We’ve seen #1 vs. #2 games in the regular season and as a national title game. Bama leads the series all time by a considerable margin, but LSU always comes to play and outside of the last two seasons, the Tigers have had the upper hand post-2000.
One of the fiercest rivalries in all college football, Tennessee and Alabama battle in a game named the “Third Saturday in October”. These two state schools in neighboring states have played each other since 1901. These two programs both sport tremendous fan bases, so the passion in the crowd on game day is unsurpassed by other SEC rivalry games. Take the opportunity to see the Vols take on Bama, a truly unique experience in college football.
Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff, Bowl Games, and SEC Championship
If you’re going to discuss “dynasties” in NCAA College Football, you won’t name more than 1-2 teams before uttering the words Crimson Tide. The Alabama Crimson Tide have won three National Championships since 2009 and over 20 SEC Championships. They also have the most NCAA All-Time Bowl appearances.
Alabama Crimson Tide Event Guide
What is the best gameday tradition at a Bama home game?
Alabama’s football program is one of the most distinguished in college football history, so a Bama home game is rich in tradition. Start the day near the Quad with the Walk of Champions, where the Alabama football team exits their team buses and walks through a sea of fans into Bryant Denny Stadium. One of the best is “Rammer Jammer” which you will hear at the end of an Alabama victory.
How can I buy cheap Alabama Crimson Tide tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Alabama football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Alabama tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee SEC opponents, like LSU, Florida and Georgia, can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer best opportunity to purchase Alabama tickets near face value.
What is the best place to visit in Birmingham before a Tide home game?
The Houndstooth bar, which is located on “the strip” just minutes from Bryant Denny Stadium, offers a great view of the history of Alabama football. Pop in next store to grab some barbecue at Big Bad Wolves BBQ.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Alabama Crimson Tide football schedule?
The Crimson Tide 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the SEC. Alabama plays in the SEC West, which means games against LSU, Texas A&M, Arkansas and Ole Miss. Game times are announced by the SEC as soon as the TV schedule is set. Alabama's home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also play Auburn in the Iron Bowl. If you are looking for Crimson Tide news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Alabama Crimson Tide team roster.
What’s the best place to eat before a Bama home game?
Dreamland BBQ is an experience any visitor to Tuscaloosa must take in. Dreamland has franchised into other cities, but the original location only serves ribs, rib sandwiches and white bread. The ribs and barbecue sauce is why people make the trip.
Can I buy Alabama Crimson Tide football season tickets?
Alabama Crimson Tide season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Alabama football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Bryant-Denny Stadium.