Posted 07 November 2019 - 03:16 PM
Saturday-Game of the Century v2.0- #1LSU vs #2 Alabama
Tuscaloosa- population approximately 101,000 + 40ish K when school is in session
285 police officers
Bryant-Denny Stadium capacity 101,821
ESPN Game Day Pregame show on campus
SEC Nation Pregame show on campus
CBS Sports in town to broadcast the game
600 (and counting) media credential requests
60 (and counting) of the nations top high school football recruits and their families
Estimated 50 K + people without tickets to the game coming for the game day “experience”
Game time 2:30 pm
Lots of overserved Bama and LSU students and fans both in and out of the stadium
Oh, and one other thing....
Monday the University was notified Donald Trump will attend. He came to the National Championship game in Atlanta a couple of years ago. Security was a nightmare even with Atlanta having the infrastructure to handle large events. As a credentialed person, it still took me over an hour to clear security at a gate limited to us. As you can extrapolate, Tuscaloosa does not have that infrastructure. This morning’s email telling us to be at the stadium by 10 am because we have to undergo extra screening due to the access our credentials give us. Gates for fans open at 11:30 am. My guess is there will be a lot of those who have that one last drink outside the stadium since we don’t sell alcohol in the stadium, and end up not getting to their seats till midway in the 1st quarter.
It’s going to be a loooong day.