University of Alabama Football Planning to Return to Full Capacity at 101,821-Seat Stadium This Fall

By Craig Millward | March 2, 2021 | 1:52pm EST
Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium
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( In an announcement on Twitter Monday, University of Alabama Athletics Director Greg Byrne reported that the school is “moving forward with plans to have a full stadium” for Crimson Tide football in the fall.

Byrne was responding to a tweet from the University of Alabama announcing plans to return to in-person learning in the fall:

“The University of Alabama, along with other campuses in the University of Alabama System, plans to return to traditional in-person instruction without restrictions on classroom capacity for Fall 2021, as announced today by the UA System.”


“The return to normal operations would not be possible without the leadership of our campus presidents…who have skillfully implemented the health and safety measures recommended by our world-renowned medical experts."

“With this announcement, we've received a number of questions regarding capacity at Bryant-Denny for [Alabama Football] in 2021,” Byrne tweeted, announcing the school’s plans to safely and fully reopen:

“We are moving forward with plans to have a full stadium in the fall and will monitor medical guidelines as we have all along. #RollTide”

According to, the defending national champions limited attendance at its 101,821 capacity Bryant-Denny stadium to 20% last season.

The Crimson Tide has seven home games in 2021, with non-conference contests against Mercer, Southern Mississippi and New Mexico State, in addition to games with SEC rivals Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana State University, and Arkansas.

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