The University of Alabama is looking forward to hosting another sellout crowd when the Crimson Tide football team hosts Texas A&M University on Saturday afternoon at Bryant-Denny Stadium, and the UA Athletic Ticket Office wishes to remind fans of the potential danger of being sold counterfeit tickets at Tide home games.

Counterfeit Tickets

If fans have any doubt about the validity of their tickets, they can visit the UA Athletic Ticket Office at Coleman Coliseum to verify their tickets during regular business hours, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. On game day those tickets can be verified beginning at 10:30 a.m. by University officials on Saturday at the stadium by reporting to Gate 3 or Gate 32.  Officials will be available at those gates to examine any tickets.

Unfortunately, counterfeit tickets – sold on the Internet and by individuals around the stadium and on campus on game day – can lead to some fans being defrauded.  With this in mind, the UA Athletic Ticket Office would like to remind fans that any person who purchases a stolen or counterfeit ticket may be denied admission at the gates and any individual trying to gain entry with a ticket found to be fraudulent could be subject to investigation.  Also, any person in the stadium who is caught with a stolen or counterfeit ticket will be ejected.

The lone authorized outlet for Alabama football tickets is the UA Athletic Ticket Office. Buyers who purchase tickets from other sources do so at their own risk.

Clear Bag Policy

Fans will be able to carry the following style and size of bag, package, or container into the stadium:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" (Official Alabama Crimson Tide logo plastic tote bags will be available at SupeStore, Shop.RollTide.com, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Hibbett Sports and Wal-Mart by August 15, 2016). In addition to these licensed Alabama retailers, you can also check with your local Alabama retail stores for officially licensed Alabama clear bag products and go to RollTide.com/allclear for updates.
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bags or similar).
  • Small “clutch" purses, no larger than 4 1/2" by 6 1/2", with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium in addition to the approved clear plastic bags.

Prohibited Items

Bryant-Denny Stadium gate agents will be strictly and consistently applying the rules at this Saturday's game.  So, even if you have been able to take an out-sized bag into the stadium before, you should not count on being able to do that this weekend.

Bryant-Denny Stadium and all Alabama athletics facilities prohibit the following items:

-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 over 6 inches long

-Flags and banners on poles