Alabama Announces Big Changes Are Coming To Bryant-Denny Stadium

first_imgA general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers.TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers on October 24, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Changes are coming to one of the most prestigious stadiums in college football. Bryant-Denny Stadium opened as an 18,000-seat venue in 1929 and now fits more than 100,000 patrons.But that’s about to change. According to AL.com, the capacity at Bryant-Denny Stadium could drop below 100,000 in the near future following renovations.Currently the seventh-largest stadium in the country, Bryant-Denny will receive a massive video board that will reportedly eat into seating. A portion of the student section will also be removed.Here’s more from AL.com.The football stadium will see the south end zone upper deck reconfigured with a new massive video board in the middle of what is currently seating. This is the deck built less than 10 years ago and is home to a portion of the Alabama student section.These changes are pending approval from trustees and president. Construction on the stadium would begin after the 2019 college football season.Alabama opens the 2018 season against Louisville.[AL.com]last_img read more

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Operation Slow Down 321 vehicles caught speeding in 24 hours

first_imgGARDAÍ ARE CONTINUING to carry out checkpoints nationwide under ‘Operation Slow Down’.The campaign was rolled out to remind drivers of the dangers of inappropriate and excessive speed which is one of the main factors in road-related deaths.GoSafe cameras checked 53,469 vehicles nationwide between 7am Friday to 7am Saturday, detecting 321 offences.Six people were killed over the June Bank Holiday weekend last year, and 12 were seriously injured. A serious and fatal crash in Kildare claimed two lives yesterday.“There is always a risk associated with driving at the weekend, but bank holiday weekends are riskier still,” said the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar.(Images: An Garda Síochána/Flickr)-Additional reporting by Sinéad O’CarrollRead: 75 killed on Irish roads this year, don’t be number 76 this weekend>last_img read more

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