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Alabama baseball will scrimmage this weekend with fans able to watch in Sewell-Thomas

Although the official opening of newly-rebuilt Sewell-Thomas Stadium is a little over a week away, the Crimson Tide will have open scrimmages this weekend

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It’s like a sneak preview, only better. Alabama baseball will have its first full team practice of the spring beginning at 2 p.m. Friday in Sewell-Thomas Stadium and the scrimmage will be open to the public, who can see not only the team, but also what $42 million can do for a stadium upgrade.


Alabama will open the doors of the newly renovated Sewell-Thomas Stadium to fans this weekend for a trio of scrimmages on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The opening will provide the first opportunity for fans to watch the Crimson Tide in action in Tuscaloosa in over a year.


The Crimson Tide first opened the gates of The New Joe to media members on Wednesday afternoon, taking attendees on a tour of the facilities, led by Alabama Athletics Director Bill Battle and Tide head baseball coach Mitch Gaspard.


 Saturday’s practice and scrimmage session will begin at 10:30 a.m., and Sunday’s activities are scheduled to start at Noon.


This weekend will mark the first of three weekends of scrimmages leading up to the Friday, Feb. 19 season opener against Maryland. The weekend of Feb. 5-7 will be highlighted by Alabama baseball’s first ever Alumni Game on Saturday, Feb. 6, beginning just before noon. The final weekend will feature the team’s annual Fan Day, featuring autographs, introductions, and a full scrimmage on Saturday, Feb. 13.


Tickets to be a part of the inaugural season at Sewell-Thomas Stadium are currently on sale and can be purchased online at, through or by calling 1-877-TIDETIX (843-3849). Fans can also purchase tickets in advance at the Alabama Ticket Office, located in the lobby of Coleman Coliseum, or on game day at one of the ticket windows surrounding the stadium.

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