Alabama A-Day set for April 18

Spring football is coming. Is anyone ready? UA sent out official word on the A-Day game. Here are your details:
(Via UA Media Relations) TUSCALOOSA — The University of Alabama will hold its annual A-Day Game to conclude spring football practice on Saturday, April 18 at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Admission will again be free to the public and kickoff is tentatively set for 2:00 p.m. Further details on television coverage and events surrounding A-Day will be released at a later date.

The Crimson Tide football team is tentatively scheduled to hold the first spring practice of 2009 on March 23. UA spring break is the week prior, March 16-20.

Over the last two seasons, Alabama leads the country in spring game attendance with a combined total of 170,338. UA set a college football record in the spring of 2007 as a capacity crowd of 92,138 watched head coach Nick Saban’s first A-Day at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Last year’s attendance of 78,200 led the SEC and was the second-largest in the country.

2008 Spring Game Attendances
1. Alabama 78,200
2. Florida 61,000
3. Arkansas 40,200
4. Auburn 35,000
5. LSU 33,624
6. South Carolina 31,125
7. Tennessee 28,898
8. Ole Miss 28,311
9. Georgia 19,874
10. Kentucky 8,500
11. Mississippi State 6,000
12. Vanderbilt 2,500


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