Spring into the Gameday Spirit

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 the spring game. 

The annual spring exhibition game is a big deal in T-Town. What used to be a low-key inter-squad scrimmage is now a major televised event that brings thousands of fans to Tuscaloosa each year. For those having football withdrawals, the spring game is a miniature gameday that gets fans into the spirit with lively tailgates, coordinated chants and, of course, a great football game.

The spring game 2022 will be held in the 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 spend the day, yet.

What is the Spring 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 the spring game isn’t just a practice game. The game 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 T-Town football. It includes a full day of fun activities for every fan, from the pre-game “Walk of Fame” ceremony at U of A landmarks to mid-field award presentations and more. 

This year’s game 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. 

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Have an Amazing Spring Game at WestGate

 The spring game 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 the Stadium, putting you right in the heart of the 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 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 U of A 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

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