Posted on October 3, 2020 by iwano@_84
There wasn’t a nicer on-campus stadium for college football in the entire country than the one in Tuscaloosa.
That’s what I thought about Bryant-Denny before the $107 million renovation. Now? Now, I understand the psychology of those Egyptian pharaohs of old. They wanted eternal homes worthy of not just kings, but gods amongst men.
No. 2 Alabama reopens its palace of Southern power on Saturday with a 2:30 p.m. home game against No.13 Texas A&M. It’s a fittingly symbolic matchup of wealth and extravagance. Texas A&M might have the most money of anyone in the SEC, and the Aggies’ Kyle Field is an experience more than place, but Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium is a monument to an entire state’s uncompromising, unapologetic love for college football.
We do it better than anyone, for good or ill.
Bryant-Denny Stadium is a house of worship, a source of dreams and a place of business.
Posted on September 25, 2020 by iwano@_84
A little more than a week before a delayed reopening, Bryant-Denny Stadium’s renovations are wrapping up.
Texas A&M will visit next Saturday in the first game in a reduced-capacity stadium that received an $107 million update.
The stadium will seat just under 20,000 fans as part of the social distancing requirements, Alabama athletics director Greg Byrne said in a Thursday interview with AL.com.
Byrne also revealed the new capacity of the 91-year old stadium when it can be filled to the brim again one day.
Bryant-Denny Stadium will now seat 100,077 after the offseason renovations to club and luxury seating.
It had a capacity of 101,821 since the 2010 addition of the south end zone upper deck and luxury seating.
The new capacity will not impact Alabama’s standing on the list of largest college football stadiums. It remains No. 7, just behind LSU’s Tiger Stadium that seats 102,321. Michigan Stadium