ATTENDING BAMA-LSU GAME? PLAN ON GETTING THERE EARLY. REALLY EARLY

Fans planning on watching the Alabama-LSU game inside Bryant-Denny Stadium had better get there early Saturday.

Bryant-Denny Stadium is opening the gates at 11:30 a.m. ahead of the 2:30 p.m. kickoff because heightened security and larger crowds mean longer, slower-moving lines.

But don’t worry about being bored inside the stadium for three hours without anything to do, because concession stands inside the stadium are also opening at 11:30 and football games happening elsewhere will air on the video boards. The Walk of Champions will also be viewable.

ESPN’s “College GameDay” and SEC Network’s “SEC Nation” are both broadcasting from Alabama Saturday.

“College GameDay” is happening in the northeast corner of the Quad near Lloyd Hall. The show runs from 8 to 11 a.m., but cameras will be rolling for live looks starting at 6 a.m.

“SEC Nation” is happening on the lawn in front of Moore Hall from 8 to 11 a.m., and students and fans clamoring to be on camera can enter the pit for the show starting at 6:30 a.m.

WVUA 23’s “Crimson Tide Kickoff” airs at 11 a.m. at the corner of University Boulevard and Colonial Drive, next to Reese Phifer Hall.

The Mercedes-Benz Fan Fest, located outside the north end of the stadium, opens at 9 a.m.

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