You didn’t think Alabama was going to sit pretty as SEC rival LSU upgraded its football facilities, did you? With all of the money and prestige (but mostly money) that Alabama has earned over the past few years, they’ve made a major upgrade to historic Bryant-Denny Stadium.
On Friday, the Alabama Football Twitter account revealed the fruits of their labor: A new light system at Bryant-Denny. In a video, the new LED lighting system shifts between the Crimson Tide’s white and red colors in a scintillating display.
You can see it for yourself right here:
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) August 16, 2019
Plenty of Alabama fans were extremely excited for the new upgrade to the stadium:
— rolltide (@danajbama) August 16, 2019
I don’t mean to sound dramatic, but this is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen
— Jake Beverly (@jakebeverly) August 16, 2019
Hell yes !!!!!!!👍
— Brian (@Roberts19681) August 16, 2019
Of course, it wouldn’t be SEC football if some Auburn fans didn’t point out that their stadium got an LED lighting system first:
Nice to see y’all finally catching up. pic.twitter.com/GliTTuaPWM
— Lord Commander (@Stangz_Fo) August 16, 2019
Already half of the SEC teams do this
— Everything School (@ZainHarrison84) August 16, 2019
Bryant-Denny Stadium first opened in 1929 under the name Denny Stadium in honor of University of Alabama president George H. Denny. “Bryant” was added to the name in 1975 in honor of legendary head coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.
In those 90 years, the stadium has seen significant upgrades in seating capacity. What started out as a stadium for 18,000 people can now seat 101,821 fans.
Hopefully the lighting system will be captivating enough during games to keep fans from leaving early during their many, many blowout wins.