One thing you probably know about The University of Alabama before you’ve even arrived is our outstanding athletics! Of course, you know about our amazing football team, however, UA is profound in multiple other sports besides just football. Below you’ll find information on how to get involved in Crimson Chaos, as well and some tips and tricks for Alabama sporting events.

The University of Alabama offers multiple sports including: baseball, softball, football, rowing, tennis, swimming, gymnastics, golf, track and field, volleyball, and soccer.

Make sure you set your alarm early when preparing to buy football tickets. There are different packages with different sets of games and they go pretty quick. However, once you get your tickets, all you have to do is swipe your action card on game day to get into Bryant-Denny Stadium.

For more information on games and tickets visit www.rolltide.com.

Crimson Chaos

Crimson Chaos is the official student group of Crimson Tide Athletics and members get exclusive experiences at all home games. They look for students who are passionate about Crimson Tide Athletics. To join, visit mybama.ua.ua.edu and click the Campus Life tab, it’s only $10 to join! Your membership provides you with exclusive content such as:

  • Official Crimson Chaos shirt
  • Member specific prizes
  • Membership to Crimson Tide Rewards
  • Behind the scenes tours
  • Discounts on certain brands
  • Meet and greets with the UA athletes
  • The Crimson Chaos newsletter

Game Day Tricks and Tips

You can get into any non-football athletic event for free by just swiping your ACT card at the student entrance! Get there early; the student section fills up quickly!

For football games, freshman and transfer students are eligible for a split package of tickets to home football games. Check your Crimson email account for more information on purchasing your tickets throughout the summer. Don’t forget your ACT Card; it’s your ticket into the game!

If you have never been to an Alabama sporting event before, you may be unsure of what to expect or even what to wear. Worry no more! Now you have a complete guide on what to expect and what to wear.

What to Expect

As you will soon see, most students take game day very seriously. What is more fun than supporting your own teams? You will see TONS of students, faculty, alumni, and Tuscaloosa residents. There is hardly ever an empty seat at an Alabama game.

Take some extra time to get to the stadium, arena, etc. If you are living on campus you will not have to worry about the hassle of parking for a game, however, if you are commuting from off campus, plan to arrive early. There will be places close to campus selling parking spaces as well as the designated parking spaces for students.

What to Wear

If you have seen pictures of students at an Alabama game, I’m sure you have seen how “all out” some students can go for games. This is perfectly fine! If you want to put a shaker in your hair, boots, etc. GO FOR IT! There will be no judgment for extra school spirit around here. You are also bound to see someone more decked out in Alabama gear than you, too.

If you prefer to be more on the simple side, however, you can never go wrong with just an Alabama tee. Shirt, dresses, skirts, shorts, and pants with the UA colors are also popular if you do not have any official Alabama gear. The SUPeStore also provides amazing Alabama gear bound to set you up for success and any sporting event. Visit The SUPeStore on campus at the Ferguson Center by Starbucks or the Corner Store on Paul Bryant Drive or visit them online at: www.universitysupplystore.com.

Countdown to Kick-Off

Early Morning: Fans start to arrive and begin the tradition of tailgating on the quad.
2 Hours 30 Minutes before Kick-Off: Student section seating opens. It is a first-come, first-serve basis; so arrive early for the best seats in the house.
2 Hours 15 Minutes before Kick-Off:  Fans gather in front of Bryant-Denny Stadium for the “Walk of Champions.” The team arrives and fans cheer on the players and coaches as they enter the stadium.
2 Hours before Kick-Off: All Stadium Gates open.
1 hour before kickoff: Check out the front steps of Gorgas Library! The pep rally is underway before the Million Dollar heads into the stadium for their pre-game show.
Kick-Off: Roll Tide Roll! Get excited and cheer on the Crimson Tide as they take on their opponent for the week.

Rammer Jammer

Make sure you stay until the end of the game and sing “Rammer Jammer” after every win! This cheer originated from the Alabama state bird, the yellowhammer, and the name of the school newspaper in the 1920s, The Rammer-Jammer.

Student Spotlight

“Before I got to UA I had only seen Alabama football games on TV, but being a part of the live action made me feel thankful to be a student at UA.”

– Janay Turner| Senior

Equestrian Team

The UA Equestrian Team competes in IHSA and has won high point numerous times. The mission of the team is to provide University of Alabama students and special populations access to the opportunities and benefits of equestrian activities. Students may try out to join the Equestrian Team on August 25-26, 2018. Be sure to complete the application by August 22 if you plan to try out.  For more information about the team or to sign-up for tryouts, please visit equestrian.ua.edu.