Football is a way of life in Tuscaloosa – and not just on Saturdays. While game days are the epicenter of football fandom, nods to the football team can be found any day of the week and around every corner in this historic town. Whether you’re visiting during the off-season or just want some extra time on your next Tuscaloosa trip, here are four great ways you can experience football off the field – and right near your WestGate condo.
Visit the Paul W. Bryant Museum
If you think you know football, test your knowledge at the Paul W. Bryant Museum. State-of-the-art exhibits, videos, and memorabilia trace the long history of Tuscaloosa Football, highlighting key players, coaches, seasons, and more. There’s even a Research Room where you can watch all of your favorite victories from the past!
Tour the Stadium
If you’ve been to the stadium for a game, you probably didn’t look far past the field. A guided tour of the stadium is your chance to see what goes on behind the scenes (and beyond the sidelines). Daily tours run Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. and cover the best sections of the stadium, including the Donor Hall of Recognition, the Home Team Locker Room, the Pressbox, a walk by the field, and more.
Stroll the Walk of Champions
Just steps from your WestGate condo, the Walk of Champions is a must-see spot on any Tuscaloosa trip. Visiting this iconic site during the off-season means you can stroll at your leisure, taking in the commemorative championship plaques and life-size statues of winning coaches. You’ll also have a perfect view of the impressive stadium entrance for a Insta-worthy photo op!
Grab a bite at Rama Jama’s
After walking like a champion, eat like one too. Rama Jama’s is a famous Tuscaloosa eatery right next to the stadium where you’ll enjoy delicious house-made food while surrounded by walls of unique Alabama memorabilia. Chow down on the 18-ounce “National Champ Burger” – that’s one ounce per trophy – and be sure to snap a selfie with the famous rooftop “A” before you leave!