Benjamin Cohen

Alabama is offering ‘experience upgrades’ for A-Day fans

Some will have opportunity to learn what it’s worth to sit in press box

One thing that is almost a sure bet is that when Alabama announced some of the special possibilities for Crimson Tide fans for the A-Day Game on April 22 is that sports reporters investigated for how much The University Athletics Department was selling seats in the press box. And some probably thought, as did I, that maybe I could cut a deal to sell mine.

The A-Day Game is at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, April 22, at Bryant-Denny Stadium. There is no admission charge and gates will open at 11 a.m.

But wait! There’s more!

The University has several “experience upgrades” whereby fans can purchase “a myriad of options.” For instance, beginning at 8:30 a.m. locker room tours. Also, hospitality in reserved areas with shade. Seating options include field suites, seats in the north and south zone, and press box seating. (Remember, no cheering in the press box!)

Other experiences include the chance to stand in the tunnel as the team enters the field, pregame field access, delivering the game ball to the referees prior to kickoff, standing in the VIP section for the Walk of Champions, getting a picture on the field, and the chance to be on the field during halftime festivities.

Fans wishing to upgrade their experience for the A-Day game can view and purchase all of the experiences at on mobile. Inventory is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Upgrades will be available for purchase beginning at Noon CDT Tuesday. Register on in advance to access inventory once it goes live.

As for that press box seat, it’s 50 bucks…from The University.

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