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Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa

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4.6/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
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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  • Took the stadium tour at Bryant Denny today. This is a must for Bama fans. I have been a fan all my life, but I've never been to a game at Bryant Denny (did see Bama at Legion Field). We were able to ...  read more »
  • Few stadiums in America are as steeped in tradition as Bryant Denny. From the Walk of Fame to the bronze statues of Championship-winning coaches to the handsome interior spaces, this place blends the ...  read more »
  • I have been to BDS many times and love the experience! The atmosphere is exceptional and it's hard to beat high quality SEC football. The concession stand has good food but I don't buy it because it i...  read more »
  • Best on Saturday's from September to November otherwise kind of quite (unless Scott Cochran is there). Great gameday atmosphere!
  • I STRONGLY prefer Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. GO VOLS AND BEAT BAMA!
  • Go here for a tour for sure. GO HERE for a Bama football game at least once b4 u die whether ur a fan of the team or not
  • Rolltide Roll beat up on lsu howboutchya.............
  • I'm a Bama fan and I love this place. Yes I know there are the drunks and inmature students. My family and I take football very seriously. We go to a several games a year and I have made great memories here. Things are kinda expensive.
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