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Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa

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Bryant–Denny Stadium, located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, is the home stadium for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team. The stadium opened in 1929 and was originally named Denny Stadium in honor of George H. Denny, the school's president from 1912 to 1932. In 1975, the Alabama legislature added longtime football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's name to the stadium. Bryant would coach the remaining seven seasons of his career in the stadium, making him one of the few collegiate coaches to have coached in an arena or stadium that is (partially) named for him.It has a seating capacity of 101,821, and is the fourth largest stadium in the Southeastern Conference, the seventh largest stadium in the United States and the eighth largest stadium in the world.ConstructionServing as a replacement for Denny Field, Denny Stadium opened on September 28, 1929, with 6,000 in attendance for a 55–0 victory over Mississippi College. It was officially dedicated the following week at Homecoming ceremonies against Ole Miss, a game the Crimson Tide would win 22–7. Originally, the stadium had a capacity of 12,000—the lower half of the current stadium's east grandstand. However, President Denny initially envisioned a full bowl stadium capable of seating 66,000 people. In 1937, the first expansion of the stadium added 6,000 seats along the east sideline to increase the capacity to 18,000. Further expansions in 1950, 1961, and 1966 raised capacity to 25,000, 43,000, and 60,000, respectively. A 10,000-seat upper deck was added in 1987-88 for a capacity of 70,123. During the construction, the Crimson Tide was forced to play its entire 1987 home schedule at Birmingham's Legion Field, 56mi from the Tuscaloosa campus.
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  • I love Bryant Denny Stadium! The front glass encased entrance is absolutely beautiful. The lawn is well manicured & attractive. The statues showcasing the likes of Coach Nick Saban, the legendary Coac...  more »
  • If you're an Alabama football fan, this is a must, pass by to take your pictures with sculptures past and present football coaches... 
  • BDS is just beautiful.. walk of champions... the brick surroundings, the huge Alabama "A" in the front ... the flag statues ... the coaching statues are just overwhelming.. no other place on Earth lik...  more »
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  • Great Football, Great Amenities and easy access to the amenties available at an outdoor arena. P.s - The coach is a keeper also!! RTR!!!!
  • I love this stadium. Its top of the line all the way. If you get a chance to watch a game in the North or South Zone, do it! You WILL NOT be disappointed. You have an inside seat and outside seat so weather will not affect your game.
  • Very nice. Always kept clean. But the lines for concessions have gotten ridiculous this season over past seasons.
  • You'll feel right at home! Real southern hospitality! This California girl can't get enough!
  • The environment was electrifying. Game day on the Alabama campus has no comparison.