Crimson Tide team hotel has Alabama appeal

Pic Alabama Team Hotel Hilton Anatole

Photo courtesy Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic 

By WVUA 23 Sports

<span data-ogsc=”rgb(0, 0, 0)” data-ogsb=”rgb(255, 255, 255)”>In terms of college football postseason bowl games, most college football fans will be hard-pressed to find a postseason “bowl game” as reputable as the Cotton Bowl. </span>

<span data-ogsc=”rgb(0, 0, 0)” data-ogsb=”rgb(255, 255, 255)”>That standing is based on the tradition of the game itself, as well as the hospitality displayed by teams and fans in the days prior. That hospitality is on display at the hotel that the Alabama football team is staying at this week.</span>

The Crimson Tide’s colors and logo are prominently displayed in the lobby of the Hilton-Anatole hotel in Dallas. Alabama’s fundamental “Script-A” logo is featured in the hotel’s water-fountain display, as well as on the walls and ceilings by the main entrance. The ‘Anatole’s’ decoration gets more personalized within the central lobby area. In one part, the hotel has placed a temporary, crimson-colored adhesive-film along the floor that shows off the specific names and jersey numbers of the Crimson Tide players.

<p>“It’s like a wrap put over the top of the flooring,” said Ben McConnell, an Alabama fan who visited the Anatole on Tuesday night. “(You see the names of) Bryce Young, Jameson Williams, Evan Neal, Will Anderson on tile. And when they go to their meeting area, they have a big sign (put) up with a full-sized look of Bryant-Denny Stadium and the Walk of Champions. Like, the champion team is walking into their meeting room.”</p><div data-ogsc=”rgb(0, 0, 0)”></div><p>It’s that type of personalized “touches” that the Goodyear Cotton Bowl have come to be known for — on and off the field.</p><div data-ogsc=”rgb(0, 0, 0)”></div><p>No. 1 Alabama plays No. 4 Cincinnati on Friday afternoon at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game, which is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., also serves as a College Football Playoff ‘Semifinal’, with the winning team advancing to the College Football National Championship Game on Monday, Jan. 10 in Indianapolis.</p>

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