Alabama has released more details about its national championship parade Saturday.
–The parade begins at 1:30 p.m.
–The parade route will begin at the corner of 2nd Avenue and University Boulevard (adjacent to the Moody Music Hall) on the University of Alabama campus. The route will run from that starting point and will end at the Walk of Champions at Bryant-Denny Stadium. At the conclusion of the parade there will be a short ceremony recognizing the team, its captains, head coach Nick Saban and the Alabama fans.
–Parade participants include the team, University of Alabama President Judy L. Bonner, athletics director Mal Moore, Nick Saban, Terry Saban, BCS executive director Bill Hancock and The Million Dollar Band. The Alabama cheerleaders, Big Al and Obie (the Orange Bowl mascot) will be there, too.
–Radio play-by-play announcer Eli Gold will preside over the post-parade ceremony.
–Fans interested in attending the parade are encouraged to find a suitable viewing location along the sidewalks on University Boulevard at any point along the parade route. Fans can also find a seat in the Walk of Champions area to watch the event following the parade.
–Alabama’s 42-14 victory over Notre Dame will be replayed on the a large video board in the Walk of Champions, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
–All fans attending the parade and the post-parade event can park at any legal parking space on the UA campus.
–Fan Experience photos with all three national championship trophies will be available from 9 a.m. to noon at Gate 3 of Bryant-Denny Stadium.
–At the conclusion of the Walk of Champions ceremony, the fans will be allowed to walk on the field of Bryant-Denny Stadium by entering through Gate 47.
Promotional items available to fans Saturday at all merchandise and food outlets starting at 11 a.m.:
–Commemorative posters will be available at three locations around the Walk of Champions (by Gate 3, Northeast and Northwest corners of the Walk of champions).
–Mini footballs and souvenir beads will be distributed throughout parade and Walk of Champions.
–For $6.50, fans can purchase one hot dog, one bag of chips and one drink located from a concession area located at the student media center and in front of Reese Phifer and Farrah Hall.
–BCS commemorative cups available at all food tents with the purchase of a $6 beverage.
–BCS National Championship Game merchandise will be available at an outlet at the Northwest lot of Bryant-Denny Stadium and in front of Reese Phifer and Farrah Hall.