Football season has officially started! We here in Alabama love our college football, and there is one team that all of us Birminghamians can cheer for… our beloved UAB Blazers! We attended a UAB game recently and got all of the ins and outs of what to do, see, and experience. So here is our Gameday Guide for UAB Football…
Timeline of Gameday for UAB Football
You will want to plan for some fun before the game and head down early to enjoy all of the fun festivities UAB Football has to offer on gameday. Here is the schedule of gameday for UAB football..
* 6 hours before game time… parking and tailgating areas open
* 4 hours before game time… Blazer Village opens (for more details, see below)
* 2 hours and 15 minutes before game time… Blazer Walk through Uptown
* 1 hour and 30 minutes before game time… Stadium gates open
Blazer Village is located behind the restaurants in Uptown Birmingham, and is the official UAB Athletics pregame fanfest. Four hours before kickoff enjoy music, games, face painting, and a chance to see sponsors. Our kids enjoyed all of the bouncy house games! And meeting Blaze the mascot, of course! Blazer Village closes 30 minutes prior to kickoff.
Bag Policy at Protective Stadium
The Bag policy is as follows..
- Bags that are clear plastic and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″
- One-gallon clear resealable plastic storage bags
- Small clutch bags or purses do not have to be clear but cannot exceed 5″ x 7″.
- Diaper bags*
- Cases (camera, binocular, etc.)
- Printed pattern plastic bags
- Reusable grocery totes
- Mesh or straw bags
- Duffle bags
- Large totes
Click here for a more detailed list of prohibited items.
Protective Stadium has lots of concession stands with all of your usual delicious ball game treats. They offer soft pretzels, chicken fingers, french fries, nachos, popcorn, hot dogs, dip n dots, and more! They also offer alcoholic beverages for the adults in your group. And on hot game days, there are water stations set up so that you can refill your water bottles and cups.
Looking for a more special experience for your child or group? There are several different options to choose from including birthday packages, meal vouchers, waving the big Blaze flag on the field, videoboard recognition, photo on the field, and the spirit tunnel. Our family got to experience the spirit tunnel where we got to high five the players as they ran on the field. My kids really enjoyed it! Click here to learn more information on ticket packages with extras.
Protective Stadium has a Nursing Mothers Room located in the Northeast Corner of the Concourse by the KultureCity Sensory Room.
For Stadium Club and Suite guests, there is a Nursing Mothers Room located at the south end of the Stadium Club, and on Suite Level 5 by the elevators.
Season tickets for the 2022 UAB Football season are also still available starting as low as $90. Season ticket packages will feature all home games and provide the most cost-effective way to for fans to attend games during the second season at Protective Stadium. For more information about season ticket pricing, call the UAB Athletics Ticket Office at 205-975-UAB1. Fans can also request more information by clicking here.