Bryant-Denny’s official seating capacity announced

The Alabama Crimson Tide announced the official seating capacity for the expanded Bryant-Denny Stadium. Here is the official release.

BRYANT-DENNY STADIUM’S OFFICIAL SEATING CAPACITY WILL BE 101,821 FOR 2010 SEASON
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – When the University of Alabama football season opens on September 4 against San Jose State, Bryant-Denny Stadium will be the fifth-largest stadium in the nation for college and/or professional football. The seating capacity will be 101,821 for the 2010 season.

“All of the improvements and the expansion of the new South End Zone complex will be complete well in advance of the season opener and we are proud to have a stadium of the size that reflects the passion, commitment and enthusiasm of our incredible fans,” said UA Director of Athletics Mal Moore.

The 2010 project is the fourth expansion of Bryant-Denny Stadium since 1988 and the seventh expansion in the stadium’s history. Other expansions were completed in 1946, 1961, 1966, 1988, 1998 and 2006. Those projects expanded Bryant-Denny Stadium to a capacity of 92,138 prior to this latest project. The evolution of Bryant-Denny Stadium has been significant from its origins back in 1929 when its original configuration included a grandstand that seated 12,000.

Largest Collegiate Football Stadiums
Rank Facility School Seating Capacity
1. Michigan Stadium………………………………………….. Michigan………………………… 109,901
2. Beaver Stadium……………………………………………… Penn State………………………. 107,282
3. Neyland Stadium……………………………………………. Tennessee………………………. 102,455
4. Ohio Stadium…………………………………………………. Ohio State………………………. 102,329
5. Bryant-Denny Stadium………………………………….. Alabama…………………………. 101,821
6. Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium……. Texas……………………………… 100,119
7. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum…………………… Southern California………… 93,607
8. Sanford Stadium…………………………………………….. Georgia…………………………… 92,746
9. Tiger Stadium………………………………………………… LSU…………………………………. 92,400
10. Rose Bowl……………………………………………………… UCLA………………………………. 92,340