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Alabama’s national championship parade will be held on Jan. 20 to honor the Crimson Tide’s historic season. It will begin at Denny Chimes and end at the Walk of Champions in front of Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Alabama defeated Georgia, 26-23, in overtime to capture the school’s 17th national championship. This will be Alabama’s fifth championship parade in nine years. It is the sixth time head coach Nick Saban has won a college national championship.
Below are the full details of the parade, courtesy of Alabama Athletics:
The parade will begin at 2 p.m. and feature Nick and Terry Saban, the players and coaching staff along with Big Al, the Million Dollar Band and the Crimson Tide cheerleaders.
The parade will conclude at the Walk of Champions with a ceremony on the top steps of the Bryant-Denny Stadium North End Zone that will be emceed by Chris Stewart. The Crimson Tide will be presented with their CFP National Championship Trophy, the AFCA Amway Coaches Trophy and the Allstate Sugar Bowl trophy.
The program will feature Director of Athletics Greg Byrne, Executive Director of the College Football Playoff Bill Hancock, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey, AFCA Associate Executive Director Gary Darnell and other dignitaries and special guests.
Concessions will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m. in and around the parade route and Walk of Champions with drinks and snacks available. There will also be two areas to purchase a wide array national championship merchandise around the Walk of Champions.
Fans wishing to take photos with the AFCA Amway Coaches Trophy can do so along the Walk of Champions beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The parade and celebration will be sponsored by Westgate Residences, AT&T and BBVA Compass. Giveaways will include 10,000 championship posters and another 10,000 national championship promotional items.
The celebration will be carried live on the Crimson Tide Sports Radio Network from 2-3 p.m. It will also be streaming live on the SEC Network + through the WatchESPN and ESPN apps, RollTide.com and on Facebook Live. SEC Now will also have live coverage on the SEC Network at 2 p.m. with Laura Rutledge onsite in Tuscaloosa.
As a reminder, the Alabama men’s basketball team will host Mississippi State that evening at 7:30 p.m. at Coleman Coliseum. A limited number of tickets for that game are still available and can be purchased by calling the ticket office at 1-877-TIDETIX or visiting RollTide.com. The grand opening of the Stran-Hardin Adapted Athletics Facility will also be on Saturday from 3-5 p.m.
Source:: The Crimson White Sports