Game Day Information Ole Miss vs. Alabama September 29, 2012 Kickoff is 8:15 p.m. Gates for students and people with disabilities open 2 ½ hours prior to kickoff. All gates open 2 hours prior to kickoff. The game will be televised on ESPN. For additional information about Game Day, please call Tuscaloosa’s 311 or visit www.uagameday.com
Traffic – Think About Where You Want To Be! Plan your driving route to the stadium and your parking space in advance. If you enter the west or south side of the stadium, you will want to use I-359 to downtown parking ride Tuscaloosa Transit to the stadium. For entrance on the east side or north side of the stadium, use McFarland Blvd. to Campus Drive or University Blvd and turn on 5th Ave. East near the University Medical Center and the Rec. Center. Crimson Ride serves this area. Downtown parking and east campus parking are about one mile from the stadium. For more information: http://uagameday.com/football/traffic-flow.php
Road Closings Except for those who have valid permits for specified parking lots or areas: • Bryant Drive is closed between 12th Avenue and Colonial Drive usually by 8:00 a.m. Saturday. • Wallace Wade is closed by 6:00 p.m. Friday. • Colonial Drive is closed between University Blvd. and Bryant Drive usually by 6:00 p.m. Friday. • Bryant Drive is closed at 12th St. on the west and Hackberry on the east at 3:00 p.m. • University Blvd. is closed from 2nd Avenue to Campus Drive at 3:00 p.m. • 6th Ave. from Bryant Drive to University Blvd. is closed usually by 8:00 a.m. Saturday. • 6th and 9th Ave. around the Quad are transit only lanes and are closed to traffic 24/7. • 23rd Avenue between 6th Street and 7th Street • 7th Street East of 22nd Avenue to 21st Avenue • 6th Street from 22nd Avenue to 21st Avenue
Parking Public parking is available on the east side of campus near the Recreation Center and the Medical Center. It is $30/vehicle in paved lots. You can purchase a paved lot parking pass online and print the pass at home for $25 at
www.uagameday.com. Grass parking is also available on the east side of campus for $20 on a first come/first serve basis. The Crimson Ride transit system serves this area and drops fans off at the Quad, just two blocks from Bryant Denny Stadium. These shuttles begin running at 7:00 a.m. on game day and run for 90 minutes post game. Parking for people with disabilities can also be purchased on a single game basis at www.uagameday.com. There are three lots near the stadium and a parking deck/surface lot off of Campus Drive for $30.00 on game day that is served by buses to the stadium. The shuttles to the stadium will begin 3 hours prior to kickoff. The Downtown Intermodal Facility parking deck. The parking deck has over 400 spaces and is located on 23 rd Ave. between 6th and 7th Street, just behind City Hall. The entrance is on 7th Street. It is free of charge to park there and Tuscaloosa Transit will be running 16 buses from this location. The buses begin running three hours prior to kickoff except for evening games where they will start five hours prior to kickoff. The cost to ride the bus (per trip) is $1.00 for adults, children three and under are free, and age 60 or over and people with disabilities are 50 cents. This facility is less than a mile to the stadium. Some other large parking areas include University Mall, Central High School, DCH employee parking lot, Tuscaloosa Magnet School, Downtown Plaza, and Parkview Center. Parking is no longer available on anywhere on Jack Warner Parkway!
For maps and additional information: http://uagameday.com/football/parking-info.php RV Parking On-campus RV parking is sold-out. There are various off-campus RV parking options available. For maps and additional information: http://uagameday.com/football/parking-info.php Shuttle Routes Downtown Intermodal Facility parking deck: The drop off is at 12 th Avenue and Bryant Drive. Post game pick up is at Bryant Drive and 12th Avenue. Buses will stop running 1 hour postgame. University Mall: 10th Ave. â€“ just south of the Stadium, near Tutwiler Hall. Tuscaloosa Charter runs the University Mall buses. It costs $10 per person round trip.
For shuttle routes and additional information: http://uagameday.com/football/shuttles.php Game Tickets This game is SOLD OUT. Tailgating / Pre-game Activities The Quad All of the 164 reserved spaces are sold out but there are plenty of free, first come, first served spaces on the north side and west side of the Quad. UA only reserved 164 spaces for 2012 season on the Quad, which is about 10% of the Quad. Fans are to limit their tent to 10x10 and nothing bigger than a 20x30. For tailgate set-up on The Quad: 9th Avenue is on the west side of the Quad in front of Bidgood and is open from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Friday. It is open from 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. on Saturday. No vehicles, trailers, ATVS, golf carts or trucks are allowed on the Quad or on the sidewalks. Also, golf carts will not be allowed in the bus lanes around the Quad. This area is irrigated and these will damage the Quad. Power to the Quad will be cut off at 1:00 a.m.
The Walk of Champions will take place 2 hours prior to kickoff. The women’s basketball team will hold an autograph session on the SE portion of the Quad from 6:00-6:30 p.m. The women’s volleyball team will hold an autograph session on the SE portion of the Quad from 6:30-7:00 p.m. For more information: http://uagameday.com/football/the-quad.php
Government Plaza / Downtown CBS-42 is hosting a tailgating event on Government Plaza in Downtown Tuscaloosa. This event will open at 10:00 a.m. and end at the conclusion of the game. The Plaza is walking distance from the stadium. Activities include: -2 Jumbo-Trons playing the Alabama game along with the other SEC games that are televised -Beer garden -Children activities -Pepsi vendors -Food vendors -Live, on-site broadcasts of pre and post-game shows *The 2012 Coaches’ Trophy, presented by Dr. Pepper and awarded to the winner of the BCS Championship game, will be on display at Government Plaza from 4:30-7:00 p.m. on Saturday. Fans will have the opportunity to make photos with the trophy during that time.
For more information: http://www.cbs42.com/content/sports/ttown/default.aspx Hotels There is limited hotel availability this weekend. Contact the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission for more information: 1-800-538-8696 or http://visittuscaloosa.com/accommodations/ Other Events on Campus Bryant Museum Open Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball (vs. Ole Miss) Friday, September 28th – 7:00 p.m. Foster Auditorium Parking: Baptist Student Union and Gallalee Fools, a comedy set in 19th Century Russia Friday, September 28th – 7:30 p.m. Allen Bales Theatre in Rowand Johnson Hall Parking: South ten Hoor and Ferguson Parking Deck Chip for Charity – to support the Nick’s Kids Fund Saturday, September 29th – 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Walk of Champions & University Blvd. (next to Student Media Building) Players from Alabama’s 1992 National Championship winning team, Prince Wimbley, Antonio Langham, Derrick Lassic, George Wilson and ’92 Head Coach Gene Stallings, will participate in the Travelers Chipping Challenge. The Travelers Chipping Challenge is an interactive experience that includes taking a golf shot at a floating green in the shape of the iconic Travelers red umbrella for the chance to raise money for charity and win a variety of great prizes. For every hole-in-one, Travelers will donate $100 to Coach Saban’s Nick’s Kids Fund. Terry Saban will be on-site to receive the check on behalf the charity prior to kick-off. Throughout the game, the ’92 Alabama alumni will be on site at the Travelers Photo Experience, where fans will have the opportunity to have a souvenir photo taken with the players.
Entertainment and Events At the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater: Corey Smith – with special guests Dustin Lynch and Tyler Farr Friday, September 26th – 7:00 p.m. http://www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com/index.php Children’s Hands On Museum: http://www.chomonline.org/ Ol’ Colony Golf Complex: http://www.tcpara.org/page/41/ol_colony_golf_complex.html Farmers Market on Jack Warner Parkway: Saturday, September 29th – 7:00a.m.-Noon Stillman College Women’s Volleyball (vs Miles College) at Stillman Friday, September 28 at 5:30pm Downtown Dining, Shopping and Nightlife Downtown Restaurants and Bars Momma Goldbergs (Fri. & Sat., 10am – 10pm) Mellow Mushroom (Fri. & Sat., 11am – 11pm) $3.50 Margaritas $3.00 Long Island Iced Teas & Grateful Deads $1.50 PBR Tall Boys Chloe’s Cup (open Fri. – Sun., 9am – 8pm) $1.00 off any specialty mocha or latte The Gray Lady Epiphany Fine Dining Mug Shots Glory Bound Tacogi Asian Subs N You Downtown Pub Chuck’s Fish Big Daddy’s Café Catch 22 Five Depalma’s Filling Station Carmelo Café Gnemi’s Top Self Tavern 4th and 23rd The Green Bar Wilhagan’s Grill & Tap Room Coppertop 1831 Rhythm ‘n Brews Speak Easy Kennedy’s Bar Edelweiss Don Tono’s Mexian Roly Poly Sandwich Shop Bo’s Bar Innisfree Irish Pub
Downtown Shops Merle Norman Boutique (Sat ., 9am – 1:30pm) Collegiate Merchandise is 20% off Summer Shoe Clearance – Buy 1 get 1 ½ off The Shirt Shop Carpe Vino Harrison Galleries Chip Baumhower Photography Twice as Nice Lampadas Furniture Sweet Cupcakes R&R Cigars Sips N Strokes Paul R Jones Gallery Berhalter Jewelry Pants Store VeloCity Pro Cycle Olive Tree Antiques Cece’s Ice Cream The Trunk Duet Art & Jewelry Chesnutt Furniture Swag Store Black Warrior Outdoor The Original Houndstooth
Hooligan’s Moe’s Original BBQ Jim N Nicks The Booth Bar Alcove Tavern
For more information: http://visittuscaloosa.com/dining-nightlife/ WVUA Alabama Gameday Advantage - Airs Home Game Friday's Live from the Bryant Museum at 6:30 p.m . Danny Salter will be live at The Bryant Museum where he'll be talking with guests about everything you need to know when it comes to getting to the game, your best bets for parking, public transportation, and fun things for you and your family to do before and after the game. Crimson Tide Kickoff - Saturday Mornings from the Bryant Museum at 8:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sports Director Gary Harris and special guests broadcast from the University of Alabama and share their unique insight on the upcoming game. The latest weather, traffic, and other issues for game day will also be provided.
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