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    Re: First Bama Game you ever attended?

    What was the first Bama game you attended? (Date, opponent, location, outcome)
    I don't remember the exact date but it was in Sept. 1958 vs LSU at Ladd Memorial stadium we lost 13-3

    What were the circumstances of your attendance?
    An High School Booster/Parent bought tickets for our HS team...

    Where did you get the ticket?
    One of our High School Boosters/Parents

    Where did you sit?
    North End-Zone

    Who took you (or with whom did you attend )?
    High School Team...

    What was the outcome and any particular meaningful plays or players or events you remember about the game?
    LSU 13 Bama 3 - Everyone thought Bear had called an onside kick to start the game but alas he hadn't, the kicker was nervous and whiffed on the kickoff - The end zone we were sitting in collapsed...

    Do you still have the ticket?
    No...

    How much was the ticket (face value and/or what you paid)?
    Have no Idea...

    Any other observations about the game you want to share.
    Most fans there were expecting LSU (the eventual Nat'l Champions) squash the tide, (Bama was leading at the half 3-0), turned out to be a very competitive game! One other thing was those darn purple bandannas some LSU fans were wearing/waving around the whole game, I presume it was for the 'Chinese Bandits' Dietzels nickname for his 'D'...!
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    Re: First Bama Game you ever attended?

    9/9/84 boson college at legion field. Me and best friends in high school went. No clue where we got tickets or how much? Pretty sure we were on top row N-NE endzone. If i remember correctly, bama was up at half and Kerry was returning 2nd half kickoff when his knee was blown? BC came back and won.

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    Re: First Bama Game you ever attended?

    I don't get to a lot of games, but here you go:

    First game: 12/31/73 - Sugar Bowl vs Notre Dame, BAMA lost 24-23

    Just turned 16, we had moved to New Orleans from Mobile a couple of years before, my Dad knew someone who gave us tickets. It was Mom, Dad, me and little brother

    We sat around the 35 yard line, about halfway up the lower deck of old Tulane Stadium. Robin Weber caught the clinching pass running right toward us

    We were all excited. We figured we would stop ND, get great field position as they would be punting from the end zone, and win it with a field goal. Then that play happened.

    I wish I would have kept the ticket, but it was loss, who wants that ticket!

    Don't know how much the ticket was, I thought it was free.

    I think this game started my immense dislike of Notre Dame! Krymsonman

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    Re: First Bama Game you ever attended?

    Alabama Tennessee-Bart Starr vs Johnny Majors.


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    Re: First Bama Game you ever attended?

    I think my first Alabama game was against LSU in either 67 or 68.
    Alabama won. They played at Legion Field in Bham. PLACE WAS PACKED.
    Seems like we were in the End Zone.

    I looked it up. Nov. 1968. We won 16-7

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    Re: First Bama Game you ever attended?

    Quote Originally Posted by crimbru View Post
    • What was the first Bama game you attended? (Date, opponent, location, outcome): 9/22/1979, Baylor, Legion Field, Bama 45 Baylor 0
    • What were the circumstances of your attendance? I was 11 and got in free because my sister was with the Red Cross
    • Where did you get the ticket? See above--no ticket
    • Where did you sit? I did not have a seat so I stood on the steps just around an entrance near where my sister was stationed
    • Who took you (or with whom did you attend )? My sister
    • What was the outcome and any particular meaningful plays or players or events you remember about the game? Bama D never let them get across the 50, I think or if they did it was barely and late.
    • Do you still have the ticket? Never had one.
    • How much was the ticket (face value and/or what you paid)? Free
    • Any other observations about the game you want to share. I was 11 and memories are faint. I have more memories of the UT game that same year because my sister was stationed in the UT section and they were winning at the half.
    This was my first game as well. I was 7 and had been begging my parents to take me to a game; they went several times and would leave me with my aunt and uncle. They finally relented and took me.

    Dad bought tickets from a scalper and we sat in the old east upper deck (I don't remember what he paid). I remember that Mike Singletary played for Baylor. I remember that Tommy Wilcox made a sliding interception. I remember Major Ogilvie scored a touchdown.

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    Re: First Bama Game you ever attended?

    • What was the first Bama game you attended? (Date, opponent, location, outcome). Bama vs Miss State at BDS in November 2008. We won 32-8.
    • What were the circumstances of your attendance? 2 college buddies and I wanted to go. so we bought tickets and traveled to TTOWN.
    • Where did you get the ticket? From iternet, i think stubhub
    • Where did you sit? upstairs in endzone
    • Who took you (or with whom did you attend )? 2 college buddies who i have transformed into Bama Fans
    • What was the outcome and any particular meaningful plays or players or events you remember about the game? Javier Arenas took a kick back for a td. Other than that the tailgating got the best of me.
    • Do you still have the ticket? yes i keep all my tickets
    • How much was the ticket (face value and/or what you paid)? 80$ i think
    • Any other observations about the game you want to share. It was a ton of fun, and my buddies and I meet every year to attend one game.
    RTR! GO CCU!

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    Re: First Bama Game you ever attended?

    What was the first Bama game you attended? Oct. 12, 1974 at BDS. Bama vs. Fla. State.
    What were the circumstances of your attendance?Daddy took me to my first Bama game as a 10 yr old.
    Where did you get the ticket?Daddy got them somewhere.
    Where did you sit?Don't remember the exact section, but we sat on the west side. That was before any upper deck additions.
    Who took you (or with whom did you attend )?It was me, Daddy, my grandfather (Papa) and my brother.
    What was the outcome and any particular meaningful plays or players or events you remember about the game?Bama won 8-7. Bucky Berry kicked a FG at the end to win it. Richard Todd was QB that year but was hurt. I believe Jack O'Rear was his back up and played that day.
    Do you still have the ticket?Nope. Wish I did. Would frame them.
    How much was the ticket (face value and/or what you paid)?Don't know, but thinking about prices from back then couldn't have been more than $15.
    Any other observations about the game you want to share. So many memories! The main one that sticks out was we always got to games very early and would be there when the buses unloaded. Back then they unloaded on the south side of BDS. We were there when the players were walking off the bus - there wasn't the crowd control you have nowadays so we were kind of intermingled with the players. I remember the crowd opening up and here comes Coach Bryant. I was a little fella and he walked right by me - huge man. I felt like I had just seen God walk by.
    12 years of beating Tennessee...sweet

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    Re: First Bama Game you ever attended?



    • What was the first Bama game you attended? (Date, opponent, location, outcome) November 4, 1978 against Mississippi State, Legion Field and we won 35-14
    • What were the circumstances of your attendance? A group of high school friends going to a game.
    • Where did you get the ticket? A friend in high school.
    • Where did you sit? south endzone
    • Who took you (or with whom did you attend )? road down with 3 other guys from school.
    • What was the outcome and any particular meaningful plays or players or events you remember about the game? 35-14. Shell shocked to see that many very good players on a team.
    • Do you still have the ticket? Yes and the program.
    • How much was the ticket (face value and/or what you paid)? $15 I believe, its all in a secure location.
    • Any other observations about the game you want to share. Seeing Coach Bryant standing at the goal post.
    Last edited by alabama mike1; March 11th, 2019 at 08:50 AM.

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    Re: First Bama Game you ever attended?

    I copy-pasted your template NationalTitles17.

    • What was the first Bama game you attended? (Date, opponent, location, outcome)
    • 1985 Alabama-Cincinatti game in Tuscaloosa





    • What were the circumstances of your attendance?


    I had placed an interest in University of Alabama as one of my college choices. A couple of my buddies and I received tickets from the UA for this game. I was a Junior in high school and we made a road trip out of it.



    • Where did you get the ticket?
      University of Alabama - free




    • Where did you sit?


    North end zone, top row.


    • Who took you (or with whom did you attend )?


    Some friends from high school.



    • What was the outcome and any particular meaningful plays or players or events you remember about the game?


    45-10. Mike Shula was QB. The stadium was just the lower bowl with the big press box on the west side that towered above the bowl. The campus tour was great. I ended up attending UAB for my undergrad because I thought it might help with getting in and transitioning to dental school.


    • Do you still have the ticket?


    • It might actually be at my parents house mixed in with some other memorabilia. (I may check now thinking about it)



    • How much was the ticket (face value and/or what you paid)?


    Free.


    • Any other observations about the game you want to share.
    • Was almost a perfect day for me and my friends until we got back to my car. I realized that I had locked my keys in the car and it cost me 75$ to get a locksmith to get them out for me.

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    Re: First Bama Game you ever attended?

    Bama-Vandy 1969 at Dudley Field. My Dad had two Vandy season tickets so I got to go when Mama wasn’t interested. We sat on the 20 yard line 22 rows up next to the isle. Vandy won 14-10. I don’t remember much about the game but I was excited to see Coach Bryant and Scott Hunter.

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    Re: First Bama Game you ever attended?

    My first game was Alabama vs Richmond 66-0 on November 11, 1961. Our high school football team received tickets and we sat as a group on the press box side near the south end zone. It represents quite a memory to have seen Coach Bryant's first national championship team and the legendary Pat Trammell in the game.

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    Re: First Bama Game you ever attended?

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaNation View Post
    some of the recent threads have inspired me to start a series of threads over the coming days.

    To kick it off, I want to ask a few questions:
    • What was the first Bama game you attended? (Date, opponent, location, outcome)
    • What were the circumstances of your attendance?
    • Where did you get the ticket?
    • Where did you sit?
    • Who took you (or with whom did you attend )?
    • What was the outcome and any particular meaningful plays or players or events you remember about the game?
    • Do you still have the ticket?
    • How much was the ticket (face value and/or what you paid)?
    • Any other observations about the game you want to share.
    1. 1995, vs. North Texas. I'm going to try to go all from memory - no Google, so Selma correct me if I'm wrong. We won 38-19. It was not a particularly great game. I can't remember if the bowl ban had been announced yet or not. Brian Steger was the main TB that day, and I remember he had a long run at one point. I can't remember date, but seems like it was October. We wore jackets but shed them during the game. It was at Bryant-Denny and still the most magical moment I've ever experienced for a football game. Walking into that stadium was the most impressive thing a 12 year old had seen up to that point in his life. This was back when capacity was 70,123.

    2. My uncle and aunt had season tickets. The offered to take us down to the game, and we'd get tickets down there.

    3. If memory serves, we got tickets outside the stadium that day.

    4. They were great seats. We were on the East side, so no upper deck and we were in the sun, but it was a mild day. About the 40 yard line or so, and about 50 rows up. Seems we were near the top of the bowl, but not the very top.

    5. My dad and I rode with my aunt and uncle (Mom's brother).

    6. As I said in #1, we beat North Texas that day. I remember Brian Steger having a decent game.

    7. No, I don't. We never thought about keeping tickets.

    8. I can't remember the price.

    9. We also visited the Bryant Museum that day. The overall experience is one I will forever cherish. It was the first game my dad and I ever went to.

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