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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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  • Alabama is a beautiful college campus by any means. The stadium is first-rate and it shows. We were there on the weekend so we missed the stadium tours but enjoyed some outside shots and the coaches s...  more »
  • Well... What more can I say. It's Bryant Denny Stadium. Home of The Crimson Tide. Not a bad seat in the house. I've not been there when there wasn't a game. Even attended the 7A high school football c...  more »
  • Best place to go to a college football game period. Roll tide roll tide. If you get the chance watch from the ivory club or the north zone. All you can eat wonderful food. Roll tide  more »
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  • Beautiful pantheon of excellence in college football. Well kept grounds and an over-all beautiful stadium. The Walk of Champions is a must-see
  • An afternoon with 100,000+ Tide fans. Seeing the younger kids growing up with hopes and dreams of their chance to go to Alabama. The pride of the players as they walk past the statues of greats that were there before them. It is a bucket list opportunity
  • It's a fun, recreational and exciting place to visit.....eschedule a tour it is worth it, especially if you're a bama fan
  • They have the best allergy meds in the world. The suite wasn't bad either. We really enjoyed.
  • Greatest stadium in earth! Home of The Alabama Crimson Tide! RTR!