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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    To be able to attend a game at BDS is a wonderful opportunity. I don't have season tickets so get to just a few games. These early games are difficult which mean I have to leave TN very early in the morning and still have time to stop and eat before the game. I don't view this as a problem.
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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    Hell's Bells, people. Surely most of the negative posts are trolls. I live in Birmingham. If I lived in Oxford, Huntsville, or anywhere in the state I'd still drive to every home game. So I don't care if I have to cruise on 261. For all I care I'll take 82 to Montgomery and go up I-65.

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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    I live in the Tuscaloosa area now. I have lived in, and traveled through, several larger cities. Tuscaloosa does seem to have traffic issues for a smaller town. The traffic is a problem without a game (many local residents complain), as people travel either McFarland Blvd. or over the bridge from N'port or from Hwy. 69 S to 359 to get to work and back. It is common to take 30 minutes to drive 9 - 10 miles at rush hour. You basically inch your way to work each day and can be frustrating five days a week. Many people arrange work schedules either early or late, where they do not have an 8:00 a.m. arrival time. So, I do understand fans having some complaints, even if they do love Alabama football. If I were traveling to B'ham, I would NOT take McFarland during game times, but would use 15th St. E or Univ. Blvd. E. and wind around to Hwy. 11 (far end of Skyland Blvd. through Cottondale). I would take 11 until I got back on 20/59 by Mercedes, as you will be back to three lanes in that area. Good luck to those traveling in and out of T-Town! RTR!

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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    I would gladly sit in traffic for 16 hours after a Bama game. So, anyone not wanting to fight "traffic", I will take those tickets anytime.
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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by lincoln osiris View Post
    Attendance suffers?
    Yeah, the traffic is an illusion. It's so crowded nobody goes to games any more.

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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    This thread is a God-send because I've never had to drive out of Tuscaloosa in order to get a place to stay. The wife and I still have close friends that live in town, so we just stay with them. Back to OP, I've always tried to avoid McFarland even during the offseason - there's just too much traffic on that road. All of the other suggestions are good. And I'll gladly take the tickets off of your hands as well.
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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    Just trying to get out of Tuscaloosa in one piece is the nightmare for little aubie this year.



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    Re: Getting out of Tuscaloosa has become a nightmare

    Would love to have that problem again but there are not enough handicap spaces close to the stadium and I can't walk very far or sit or stand very long. Getting from my vehicle to the stadium, sitting in a stadium seat that's hard as a rock for 4 hours then back to my vehicle, then sitting in the car seat for 4 hours counting the ride home, has me ready to stomp the floor boards out, that's about 12 hours sitting or standing on concrete. Can't drink anything because then I have to navigate the stadium steps and crowd to go pee.
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