With spring just beginning, the 2022 football season feels much too far away. Luckily, there’s one exciting event that helps us survive the long wait until September, and it’s happening very soon! We’re talking, of course, about A-Day.
The annual spring exhibition game is a big deal at Alabama (thanks, Coach Saban.) What used to be a low-key intersquad scrimmage is now a major televised event that brings thousands of Tide fans to Tuscaloosa each year. For those having football withdrawals, A-Day is a miniature gameday that gets fans into the Roll Tide spirit with lively tailgates, coordinated chants and, of course, a great football game.
A-Day 2022 will be held in Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 16 and will once again be free to the public with no restrictions on attendance. If you aren’t able to snag a seat in the stadium, you can still attend the pre-game festivities and celebrate the game in style at WestGate. Thanks to our prime location and premium perks, it may just become your favorite way to A-Day yet.
What is A-Day?
A-Day is the official name for Alabama’s annual spring exhibition game. This fun home-field scrimmage marks the end of spring practice with an offense vs. defense matchup that tests the skills and strengths of the season’s starting players.
But A-Day isn’t just a practice game. Since the arrival of Nick Saban, A-Day has become a major televised event that draws thousands of fans to Tuscaloosa each year to check out the team and celebrate their love of Alabama football. It includes a full day of fun activities for every fan, from the pre-game “Walk of Fame” ceremony at Denny Chimes to mid-field award presentations and more.
This year’s A-Day is even more special as Alabama plans to honor some of the school’s first black athletes. Wilbur Jackson, the school’s first black scholarship athlete, and John Mitchell, its first black varsity football player will both be honored during the Saturday scrimmage.
Have an Amazing A-Day at WestGate
A-Day is great all on its own, but celebrating the spring game at WestGate can make it a truly A-MAZING Day thanks to…
An A-MAZING Location. WestGate sits directly in the shadow of Bryant Denny Stadium, putting you right in the heart of the A-Day action.
An A-MAZING Atmosphere. Don’t have a ticket? No problem. WestGate’s rooftop SkyGate Club creates an amazing gameday atmosphere where you can celebrate in comfort and style with your fellow fans. You can catch all the gridiron action with 14 seating areas equipped with 65-inch televisions.
A-MAZING Amenities. Enjoy the amazing perks only WestGate can offer all A-Day long. Private storage lockers for spirits and gameday essentials, catered meals, kid’s gaming lounge, and private parking will make your A-Day amazing from start to finish.
A-MAZING Accommodations. The game may be practice, but our luxury condos are pro-level. Enjoy life on the A-List thanks to luxurious upgrades, top-of-the-line appliances, spacious designs, and private balconies.
2022 Alabama Football Schedule
September 3 vs. Utah State Aggies
September 10 @ Texas Longhorns
September 17 vs. ULM Warhawks
September 24 vs. Vanderbilt Commodores
October 1 @ Arkansas Razorbacks
October 8 vs. Texas A&M Aggies
October 15 @ Tennessee Volunteers
October 22 vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs
October 29 OFF
November 5 @ LSU Tigers
November 12 @ Ole Miss Rebels
November 19 vs. Austin Peay Governors
November 26 vs. Auburn Tigers