Fans challenged to 'pack the house'

TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama fans are encouraged to pack two stadiums this weekend in Tuscaloosa. <br><br>Besides the A-Day football scrimmage, the Alabama baseball team will host the LSU Tigers in a three-game series at Sewell-Thomas Stadium this weekend.

The Alabama football team will be in action as the school's annual A-Day Football game is set for 1:06 p.m. this Saturday afternoon at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

For the first time since 1999, the Alabama baseball team is in town for the football team's annual A-Day football game and that combination will likely bring large numbers to Bryant-Denny Stadium and Sewell-Thomas Stadium this weekend.

The No. 16 Crimson Tide baseball team hosts No. 12 LSU at the Joe beginning Friday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. The series continues Saturday, Mar. 29 (4 p.m.) and Sunday, Mar. 30 (2 p.m.).

Series ticket books are now available for the three-game series by calling the Alabama Athletic Ticket Office at 877-TIDE-TX (877-8433-849). Tickets may also be purchased at www.rolltide.com on the internet. Ticket books, which consist of one reserved seat to all three games, are on sale for $12 each.

Single-game tickets, if available, and standing room only tickets will not be sold until the day of the game. The ticket office at Sewell-Thomas Stadium will open two hours prior to each game. Single-game and/or standing-room only tickets are $5 per adult and $3 for students.

Admission to the A-Day football game is free to the public.

Both head coaches are looking for record crowds.

The annual A-Day football game kicks off at 1:06 p.m. Saturday afternoon and first-year head coach Mike Price wants to set the spring game attendance record. The Alabama A-Day attendance record is 51,177 fans at Legion Field in 1988. The A-Day attendance record at Bryant-Denny Stadium is 48,722 set in 1987.

Coach Jim Wells and the Alabama baseball team also hopes to set the single-game and stadium attendance record this weekend when hosting LSU at the Joe. The single-game record is 6,355 against Miss. State on Mach 25, 2000. The three-game series attendance record was also set against the Bulldogs at 19,004 on March 24-26, 2000.


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