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    BDS Regular Season Games - Questions

    So, my wife and I had a blast at the Alabama spring game. As a result we have decided to come down for a game this season. We have been looking at StubHub for ticket prices and availability. Based on what we see we have a few questions for those here who buy tickets from resellers for these games:

    * Are we likely to see more tickets available as the season gets closer? There will likely be 4 of us for this game, so we will buy early, but don't want to buy too early and miss out on better options.
    * Do Zone tickets come with access to the Zones, or does that require some other purchase?

    Another question, not ticket based: Does the team do the Walk of Champions before every game like they did on A-Day? If so, when/where should we line up to get a good view of this? We saw this at A-Day, but were back in the crowd because we watched the captains at Denny Chimes just before, so couldn't line up early.

    Also, do they sell locker room tours before every game the way that they did for A-Day? Some of our party were not with us at A-Day and might be interested.

    Thank you in advance.

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    1. Yes, there will be more tickets available as the season approaches.
    2. Yes, Zone tickets come with access to the Zone interior. However, I don't know how the experience differs from the Zones at A-Day, since that's the only time I've sat in the Zones.
    3. Yes, the team does the Walk of Champions before every game. Check uagameday.com for schedules after the TV times are announced. The best thing to do is evaluate the crowd at the front of the stadium an hour to an hour and a half before the walk begins to determine when you'll need to line up. If you do get tickets to the North Zone, you can get a spot on the balcony if you head up there early enough and have a great, birds-eye view of the walk. They also, I believe, have an experience upgrade you can purchase to be able to stand in a VIP area for the walk.
    4. I'm not sure. I know that experience upgrades are available for the regular season games. Our favorite was watching the halftime and second half kickoff from the sidelines. We picked the Mercer game. It wasn't cheaper than the other games but it was Senior Day, so that was really cool. For some reason, I'm thinking that if they do offer the locker room tours during the regular season they may be on Friday, like the Tide Pride luncheon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uafan4life View Post
    1. Yes, there will be more tickets available as the season approaches. You'll pay more if you buy early, but you'll have that out of the way and be able to enjoy the day without ticket hunting.
    2. Yes, Zone tickets come with access to the Zone interior. However, I don't know how the experience differs from the Zones at A-Day, since that's the only time I've sat in the Zones. The food is 100 times better on game day...seriously.
    3. Yes, the team does the Walk of Champions before every game. Check uagameday.com for schedules after the TV times are announced. The best thing to do is evaluate the crowd at the front of the stadium an hour to an hour and a half before the walk begins to determine when you'll need to line up. If you do get tickets to the North Zone, you can get a spot on the balcony if you head up there early enough and have a great, birds-eye view of the walk. They also, I believe, have an experience upgrade you can purchase to be able to stand in a VIP area for the walk. Nailed it!
    4. I'm not sure. I know that experience upgrades are available for the regular season games. Our favorite was watching the halftime and second half kickoff from the sidelines. We picked the Mercer game. It wasn't cheaper than the other games but it was Senior Day, so that was really cool. For some reason, I'm thinking that if they do offer the locker room tours during the regular season they may be on Friday, like the Tide Pride luncheon.
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    Re: BDS Regular Season Games - Questions

    Thanks guys - We are thinking of getting North Zone tickets since we did the South Zone for A-Day. Would it be better to watch the Walk of Champions from up there, or from the ground level in a VIP reserved area?

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    Personally....cooler from ground level...Neat to see the guys/coaches up close...Intensity in some, relaxed, musically influenced calm in others...:-)
    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Thanks guys - We are thinking of getting North Zone tickets since we did the South Zone for A-Day. Would it be better to watch the Walk of Champions from up there, or from the ground level in a VIP reserved area?

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    Sat in the Zone once. Tickets were given to me, so I don't know if the upcharge is worth it or not. But there is food galore....and it's very good stuff!!! Come very, very hungry!!!

    I attended a Texas game in Austin with season ticket holders and sat in a section where we had access to something similar. Food heaven!!!

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    B1G, so glad you're going back for a regular season game. If you liked the atmosphere of the spring game, you're going to love a game in the fall.

    A few recommendations:

    1. Pony up and get tickets for a big game if possible. Looking at the schedule, I'd recommend Sept. 22/TAMU, Oct. 13/Mizzu or Nov. 10/Miss. St. It's not the best home schedule this year but the atmosphere for a conference game is the best. I'd recommend Sept. 22 as my top choice.
    2. Avoid early September games if possible. Can be very hot. May be pretty warm on Sept. 22, but it would be worth it to see that game. Maybe you'd get lucky and there would be a cool front and north breeze that day. That's about the first time T-town can expect it.
    3. Get there early and take in the whole atmosphere around campus; especially the tailgating on the Quad. The sights, sounds and smells can't be matched!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaMoon View Post
    B1G, so glad you're going back for a regular season game. If you liked the atmosphere of the spring game, you're going to love a game in the fall.

    A few recommendations:

    1. Pony up and get tickets for a big game if possible. Looking at the schedule, I'd recommend Sept. 22/TAMU, Oct. 13/Mizzu or Nov. 10/Miss. St. It's not the best home schedule this year but the atmosphere for a conference game is the best. I'd recommend Sept. 22 as my top choice.
    2. Avoid early September games if possible. Can be very hot. May be pretty warm on Sept. 22, but it would be worth it to see that game. Maybe you'd get lucky and there would be a cool front and north breeze that day. That's about the first time T-town can expect it.
    3. Get there early and take in the whole atmosphere around campus; especially the tailgating on the Quad. The sights, sounds and smells can't be matched!
    Thanks - right now we are looking at the aTm game. We don't mind the heat, and it will be a weekend trip (not just there for the game).

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    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Thanks - right now we are looking at the aTm game. We don't mind the heat, and it will be a weekend trip (not just there for the game).
    I was there for the epic 2012 game when TAMU came to town. I think it was the best pregame atmosphere I've ever seen in BDS. This one was played in November the week after the epic LSU win in BR. Now the game falls earlier in the schedule.

    Johnny Football won the Heisman that day, but we got the big prize at the end of the year.

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    Like any big event, plan to stick around and enjoy yourself for awhile after the game. There’s plenty to see, eat and drink!! That way the initial traffic rush/crawl can thin out. If you use one of the shuttles be mindful of the latest pickup time though.
    Did you go to the Bryant Musuem at during your A-Day trip? If not, you should not miss that!
    Hope you have a blast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tug Tide View Post
    Like any big event, plan to stick around and enjoy yourself for awhile after the game. There’s plenty to see, eat and drink!! That way the initial traffic rush/crawl can thin out. If you use one of the shuttles be mindful of the latest pickup time though.
    Did you go to the Bryant Musuem at during your A-Day trip? If not, you should not miss that!
    Hope you have a blast!
    We did the Bryant Museum, but had less than an hour in there (they did not advertise a later closing time, so it was empty. I need a lot more time than that so it is on the schedule. I also want to eat on the Strip after the game. Any suggestions for somewhere to eat on the strip after a game. Phil's looked good last weekend, but we didn't have time to eat there.

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    Re: BDS Regular Season Games - Questions

    Went to my first home game last year (Tenn.). My immediate suggestion is get your rooms now or be prepared for a long drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sagamore Bill View Post
    Went to my first home game last year (Tenn.). My immediate suggestion is get your rooms now or be prepared for a long drive.
    WARNING: Hotel prices in Tuscaloosa for game weekends are shocking. Be prepared. Have a portable defibrillator handy.
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