Athletic Facilities Tour

 

finish strong (click on for larger image)
finish strong

My daughter is a member of the Shelby County University of Alabama Alumni Association, and invited Cindy and I to attend a tour of the athletic facilities with the group. We had a wonderful time seeing places that normal fans like us are never allowed to visit.

 

Inside the weight room someone had written a sign that read “Finish Strong”.  I liked it and included in on the image above. I waited until the hall was empty before taking the photograph. Then I darkened and blurred the edges and blew out the highlights of the outside to make it appear more mysterious.  Click on it to see a larger version.

 

weight room
weight room

 

 

We toured the sky, and press boxes, locker, weight and training rooms. We also were allowed to visit Coach Saban’s office and see the recruiting room among others. It is amazing how well thought out these facilities are.

 

Outside of the stadium locker room
Outside of the stadium locker room

 

Everything and I mean everything has been filtered through the question of how it will affect recruiting. I don’t see how an eighteen year old kid can visit that place and walk out without signing on the dotted line. To say that it is impressive is an understatement.

 

Locker Room
Locker Room

 

Above you see labels affixed on the doors of some of the players lockers. These are former All Americans who happen to have worn this player’s number.

 

From the  locker room
From the locker room

 

 

The view from The Zone
The view from The Zone

 

 

Saban's Hats
Saban's Hats

 

 

 

16 thoughts on “Athletic Facilities Tour

  1. This looks a really impressive place. I wish we placed as much importance on sport and fitness as you seem to in the USA.

    1. Thanks Andy. I actually thought about you while I was posting this. The closest thing that I can compare our passion for this game is maybe to your game of soccer. However, even though these guys are physically fit, I wouldn’t say that all the fans really place that much importance on it themselves. I once heard someone say that a football game has a hundred thousand people in a stadium, plus millions others watching on television, who are in dire need of exercise, watching twenty-two physically fit people in dire of rest. LOL

  2. Awesome, Phillip!
    What a fantastic facility to take a tour in. This series of shots is so well done. Very nice, man.

    1. RTR Dani! I really appreciate it. That’s my favorite too. It’s funny how sometimes you can envision how the image is going to look when you first see the subject.That’s how it was with this shot. I knew just how I wanted it to look.

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