Gameday Guide for UAB Football


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…

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

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.

Gameday Guide for UAB Football
Meeting Blaze the mascot

Bag Policy at Protective Stadium

The Bag policy is as follows..

Approved bags:

  • 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″.
  • Wallets

Non-Approved bags:

  • Purses
  • Diaper bags*
  • Cases (camera, binocular, etc.)
  • Backpacks
  • 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.

Gameday for UAB Football
I wore my Lululemon crossbody bag dupe from Amazon and it was perfect!


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.

Gameday for UAB Blazers
A soft pretzel and sloss dog from the concession stands


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. 

Gameday for UAB Football
High fiving the players as they ran on the field!

Nursing Rooms

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

UAB vs. Liberty Oct. 2,2021 at Protective Stadium,Birmingham,Al. (Jimmie Mitchell/UAB)

Have you been to a UAB football game at the new Protective Stadium? Let us know your favorite parts of the UAB Gameday experience in the comments below!

We love working with UAB Blazer football and all opinions are our own! This post is sponsored content.
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Born at St. Vincents, Julie has lived in Birmingham nearly all her life, and she looks forward to meeting and connecting moms all over our community. Before having kids and co-founding Birmingham Mom Collective, she worked various jobs as a retail manager, merchandise manager, software support associate, and an HR recruiter. When she's not taking care of her two young children, you can find her (sometimes) working out, singing and fellowshipping at her church, playing golf (horribly), drinking sweet tea, and taking trips with her husband, Nathan. She loves all things coffee, Gilmore Girls, Disney World, Dolly Parton, and peanut m&ms!


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