Home season opener draws largest student section crowd since 2008

More than 90% of the student section was filled in Saturday's home game against Colorado State.

More than 90% of the student section was filled in Saturday’s home game against Colorado State.

Every week after a home football game, The Crimson White will provide a report on student attendance at the game. All numbers were provided by The University of Alabama via an open records request.

On Saturday, 15,355 people sat in the student section of Bryant-Denny Stadium for the Crimson Tide’s home season opener against Colorado State. According to information from The Crimson White’s article “High Tide, Low Turnout,” this was the highest attendance since 2008, when the University started using ACT Cards for football tickets and the earliest that data was made available.

Type of Swipe Swipes
Lower Bowl Swipes 11,146
Upper Bowl Swipes 2,578
Million Dollar Band 900
Upgraded Tickets 731
Seats Occupied 15,355
Empty Seats 1,645
Total Seats Available 17,000

Mackenzie Brown, Hannah Glenn and Marc Torrence contributed to this report.