TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama’s A-Day spring game is a little over two weeks away with the Crimson Tide’s 15th and final practice of spring coming on April 16 in Bryant-Denny Stadium.
ESPN will televise the contest at 3 p.m. ET with Kirk Herbstreit, Joe Tessitore and Joey Galloway on the call.
But there will be plenty of activities for fans prior to the start of the spring game.
At 9 a.m. ET, there will be a fan fest outside the North end zone (corner of University Boulevard and Wallace Wade Drive). There will be inflatables, giveaways and games.
There is an alumni flag football game scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET inside Bryant-Denny featuring former Alabama greats. The game is slated for two 20-minute halves, and should be completed at 1:15 p.m. ET.
Alabama’s 2016 permanent captains — Jake Coker, Derrick Henry, Ryan Kelly and Reggie Ragland — will be enshrined during the annual Walk of Fame Ceremony at Denny Chimes. Around 1:15 p.m. ET, Coker, Henry, Kelly and Ragland are scheduled to address the crowd along with Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban. The four captains will leave prints of their hands and cleats in the concrete at Denny Chimes.
Alabama will hold a Walk of Champions around 1:50 p.m. ET when the team arrives at Bryant-Denny. Alabama Heisman Trophy winners Mark Ingram and Henry are scheduled to be on hand. The Heisman Trophy Trust will present Alabama with the school’s copy of Henry’s 2015 Heisman Trophy, and Ingram will receive his 2009 Heisman Trophy ring from the Trust, according to a press release from the Crimson Tide.
This year’s halftime entertainment will feature the Alabama Quarterback Challenge with former Tide quarterbacks from the last 10 years. The participants will be announced on April 1.
Throughout A-Day, former Alabama greats, current NFL stars and former captains from the Saban era will be recognized as Alabama celebrates the 10th anniversary of Saban’s first spring in Tuscaloosa.
A-Day posters featuring Saban and 10 Alabama greats from the last 10 years will be given to the first 12,500 fans through the gates.
Alabama leads the nation in spring game attendance over the last nine years with a total of 733,532 fans and an average of 81,503 fans per game during that span. Alabama’s largest A-Day crowd came in 2011 (92,310). In Saban’s first year, the stadium was at capacity prior to expansion (92,138).