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A-Day is Saturday, and that means thousands of Crimson Tide football fans flocking to Tuscaloosa to see the sights and watch practice in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Activities start at 8 a.m. with the Mercedes-Benz Fan Fest outside the North End Zone on the corner of University Boulevard and Wallace Wade Drive, where fans will find inflatables, giveaways and games.

An Alumni Flag Football Game featuring former Alabama greats begins at 11:30 inside Bryant-Denny. The show match is offered in two 20-minute halves and will wrap up around 12:15 p.m.

Just after that is the annual Walk of Fame Ceremony at Denny Chimes. Saban and 2016 captains Jak eCoker, Derrick Henry, Ryan Kelly and Reggie Ragland will address the crowd there, and the captains will leave prints of their hands and cleats in the concrete.

The Walk of Champions is scheduled for 12:50 p.m. as the team arrives at the stadium. Alabama’s Heisman Trophy winners Mark Ingram and Derrick Henry will be on-hand for the festivities.

Throughout the Saban’s 10th anniversary A-Day game, former Crimson Tide greats, current NFL stars and former Saban-era captains will be recognized.

Gates open at 11 a.m., and as always, admission is free. However, fans have several opportunities to upgrade their A-Day experience, with seating upgrades or select tour options available for purchase at rolltide.expapp.com. Parking is free and first-come first-serve. Crimson Ride shuttles will run from the east side of campus to the Quad. For parking information visit uagameday.com.

Once the team clears the field after practice, all fans will have post-game field access. Fans may enter through any of the four corner gates.

Remember, items prohibited from the stadium include:

  • Oversized bags larger than 8.5-by-11 inches (backpacks, purses, etc.)
  • Chair backs larger than a single seat (16 inches wide)
  • Coolers
  • Weapons
  • Artificial noisemakers (bells, horns, whistles, cow bells, etc.)
  • Outside food or drink
  • Strollers
  • Umbrellas
  • Video recorders or camcorders
  • Computers
  • Cameras with telephoto lenses more than 6 inches long
  • Flags or banners on poles

For those who can’t make it in person, ESPN will televise the game starting at 2.

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