TTS Sports Division

Tuscaloosa Sports Facilities

Below are some of Tuscaloosa’s incredible sports facilities! We host all types of sporting events throughout the year. Our community is passionate about competition, and you will not regret hosting your event in the One and Only Tuscaloosa! If you have any questions, please contact Jay Kasten at [email protected] or 205-391-9200.

 

University of Alabama

The Aquatic Center

  • The Aquatic Center is one of the nation’s “fastest” pools. The main 950,000 gallon competition pool has 8 9’ 50 meter lanes and 17 9’ 25 yard lanes. When set up for long course competition, the pool boasts nine-foot wide lanes, and when set up for short course, the pool can accommodate up to 17 nine-foot wide lanes. The main pool has four diving boards – two one-meter and two three-meter – and a five and ten-meter platform off which the Tide divers compete. The main competition venue seats 1,500, every seat of which is often taken during invitational and championship swimming and diving meets.

Bryant-Denny Stadium

  • With the completion of the latest expansion in the summer of 2010 the stadium ranks among the nation’s top 5 on-campus football stadiums with a seating capacity of 101,821. The Stadium also features the largest number of skyboxes in the SEC. Total seating capacity 101,821, All-time attendance record: 101,821, Number of skyboxes: 159. Special features: Four Video scoreboards (two in north end zone, two in south end zone), state-of-the-art ribbon wrap-around display boards on the facades of the east and west upper decks.

Coleman Coliseum

  • Coleman Coliseum’s arena has a seating capacity of 15,383 for basketball and 15,075 for gymnastics. The building, equivalent to a seven-story structure at its apex, is completely air-conditioned. No state funds were included in its building cost of $4.2 million. Athletic Department funds paid half the cost and a special building fee provided the balance.

Hank Crisp Indoor Facility

  • The facility features a 130+ yard football practice field. The facility is fully heated and air-conditioned, an unusual feature in similar facilities. The facility was renovated in 2009, which included the removal of the tennis practice facility to make the building a complete open space when inclement weather and heat prevents the teams from practicing. The facility has 97,000 square feet of clear space measuring 20 percent larger than a typical college football field. New artificial turf was installed along with state of the art wave camera system.

Jerry Pate Golf Center

  • On Nov. 19, 2004, the Jerry Pate Golf Center officially opened for exclusive use by the University of Alabama men’s and women’s golf teams. Home to Crimson Tide Golf, it is located in Tuscaloosa at Ol’ Colony Golf Complex, a city-owned public golf course operated by the City of Tuscaloosa’s Park and Recreation Association.

Sam Bailey Stadium

  • The Sam Bailey track and field stadium is a 9-lane oval, with each lane measuring 48 inches wide. The facility has one of the power track surfaces in track and field today and seating for up to 4,500 spectators.

Sewell Thomas Stadium

  • Sewell Thomas Stadium opened on March 27, 1948, then named Thomas Field. On April 6, 1991 it was renamed Sewell-Thomas Stadium.  It has just undergone a $42 million re-construction. The field surface is natural grass. The design calls for a stadium with three levels (field, concourse, and luxury) and will include a large canopy, new concession areas, a team store, skyboxes, clubs, a new press box, and an Alabama Baseball Hall of Fame. Additionally, a free-standing batting facility and a new family area complete with playground and outfield gathering areas providing better entertainment value and a baseball atmosphere for our fans and their families.

Rhoads Softball Stadium

  • Rhoads Softball Stadium was built in 2000 and recently received enhancements that make it the nation’s most packed college softball venue. The stadium was completed at a cost of $2.2 million, added right tier to push the stadiums capacity to 3,395.

Alabama Tennis Stadium

  • Alabama tennis student-athletes have the privilege of playing in one of the finest facilities in the country as the Alabama Tennis Stadium was one of nine winners of the 25th Annual USTA Facility Awards Program. The outdoor complex, built in 2004, features 12 hard courts with overhead seating for 2,000 spectators that face all courts. The $4.2 million facility houses a team lounge with a flat screen television and couches, a conference room, coaches’ offices, player locker rooms with private restrooms and showers, a full-service athletic training room and a concession stand with kitchen. In addition, the facility contains an elevator from the first level up to the seating area. Not only is this complex conducive to the highest level of competitive play, it is also a terrific place for hosting school and community tournaments, with amenities for spectators and visiting teams.

Foster Auditorium

  • The University of Alabama Athletics Department renovated and expanded Foster Auditorium to create a new home for the Crimson Tide’s volleyball and women’s basketball programs, beginning in 2011. The remodel of Foster included refurbishing the arena portion of the building with new seating both on the floor level and the second level which overlooks the court, creating an impressive competitive atmosphere for both sports. The renovation also included suites for both programs that house the teams’ locker rooms, team areas, meeting and video rooms and coaches’ offices. A weight room and athletics training facilities were also included in the project.

Roberta Alison Baumgardner Indoor Tennis Facility

  • In 2012, the tennis complex expanded even more with the addition of the Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility, which houses six indoor courts. Located adjacent to the outdoor stadium, the Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility features a lobby, restrooms and overhead seating above the courts in addition to seating at court level. The addition of the indoor will not only provide a facility for the teams to compete during implement weather, but it also will benefit Alabama when submitting bids to host events such as the NCAA Championship.

Student Recreation Center

  • Constructed in 2004, the UA Rec Center features a 17,000 sq. ft. weight room and cardio room, locker rooms and multiple group exercise studios.  The North Gymnasium is 22,500 sq. ft. with 3 basketball courts with setups for volleyball and badminton, 1 squash court and 8 racquetball courts.  The South Gymnasium has 4 more basketball courts with volleyball setups available.

 

Shelton State

Humphrey Center

  • SSCC is home to an 1800-seat arena, which is ideal for mid-sized basketball and volleyball tournaments.

Martin Campus Complex (Baseball & Softball field)

 

PARA

Bobby Miller Activity Center

  • Features include a gym with multipurpose flooring, a community room, a multipurpose room, a catering kitchen, a fitness/cardiovascular room with workout equipment, heated indoor therapeutic and recreational pools, locker rooms, and a suspended walking track. This center also features the Taylorville Brown Branch of the Tuscaloosa County Public Library on the second level.

Bower’s Park

  • 4 lighted Adult softball fields, 4 lighted Youth softball fields, Olympic-sized Pool, 12 Hard Tennis Courts and an 18-hole disc golf course.

Jerry Belk Activity Center

  • Features include 3 gyms (one with multipurpose flooring & two with conventional hardwood flooring), a suspended walking track overlooking the gym (1/10 mile), a cardiovascular fitness area, a community room, an aerobics/fitness/dance room, 2 multipurpose rooms, a meeting/conference room, and a catering kitchen. The larger multipurpose room divides into two separate areas.

Leroy McAbee, Sr. Activity Center

  • Features include a gym with multipurpose flooring, a cardiovascular fitness area, a community room, a game room, an aerobics/dance room, a multipurpose room that divides into two separate areas, a meeting room, a spacious courtyard/patio, a catering kitchen, and the Dr. James R. Dockery Indoor Therapeutic/Fitness Pool which was dedicated July 4, 1998.

McDonald Hughes Community Center

  • Features include a gym with multipurpose flooring, a cardiovascular fitness area, a community room, a game room, an aerobics/dance room, a multipurpose room that divides into two separate areas, a meeting room, a spacious courtyard/patio, a catering kitchen, and the Dr. James R. Dockery Indoor Therapeutic/Fitness Pool which was dedicated July 4, 1998.

Ol’ Colony Golf Course

  • Ol’ Colony is a Jerry Pate designed 18-hole championship golf course with over 70 bunkers and 25 acres of lakes that come into play on several holes. The Bermuda grass fairways and greens are very well maintained.  The Ol’ Colony Golf Complex facility features 7,097 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.9 and it has a slope rating of 135 on Bermuda grass.

Sokol Park

  • South : 4 lighted Adult softball fields (285 ft. fence), 2 lighted Youth softball fields (220 ft. fence), 2 lighted multi-purpose Soccer/Football fields, Ray C Jenkins Multipurpose Arena
  • North:  4 lighted Youth softball fields and 4 natural grass multipurpose fields, Bike Trails, 5.7 miles of manicured bike trails that feature approximately 283’ of ascent/descent

 

Stillman College 

Outdoor Track & Field Competition Site

  • Stillman offers an on campus NCAA regulation outdoor Track & Field competition site for intercollegiate events. The track is located in the Stillman Stadium complex and surrounds the football field.

Birthright Hall

  • Birthright Hall the home of the Tigers men and women basketball teams and the Lady Tigers volleyball team was renovated in the Fall of 2003. The Birthright Building, originally a combination gymnasium and auditorium, was erected in 1951 and was named after the late Mr. Charles Birthright of Clarkton, MO. The renovations that Stillman completed were to the exterior and to the gymnasium floor and bleachers. Birthright was previously renovated in 1975.

Stillman Stadium

  • This facility for intercollegiate Football games that can accommodate over 9,000 spectators. Stillman Stadium was built in 1999 with the return of football to the campus under the administration of fifth president Ernest McNealey. 

Stillman Stadium Baseball Complex:

  • Located just west of Downtown Tuscaloosa, Stillman College boasts an NCAA-Regulation track & field site, in addition to dedicated football, baseball, softball, and basketball facilities.

Stillman Stadium Softball Complex:

  • Located just west of Downtown Tuscaloosa, Stillman College boasts an NCAA-Regulation track & field site, in addition to dedicated football, baseball, softball, and basketball facilities.

 

Water Facilities

Black Warrior River

  • Just a hop skip away from downtown Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama campus. The Black Warrior River is home to the UA Rowing team and has been used to hold professional water ski events as well as several paddleboard race completions.

Lake Lurleen

  • Located nine miles northwest of Tuscaloosa and Northport, this 1,625-acre park is a scenic retreat set on the banks of Lake Lurleen and offers over 23 miles of walking and biking trails.  Also features 91 modern campsites supplied with water and electrical hook ups.  The main attraction at the park is the 250-acre Lake Lurleen. The lake measures nearly one and a half miles in length, one-half mile wide, and at its deepest is 48 feet. The lake is stocked with largemouth bass, bream, catfish, and crappie so anglers are sure to reel in a nice-sized catch. Boat-launch areas and ample pier and bank fishing are available.

Lymanland

  • Privately owned three-event lake (Slalom, jump and trick) conveniently located just outside of Tuscaloosa.  Features a competition ski ramp and plenty of parking for competitors.  Home to several AWSA and collegiate water ski events on a regular basis.

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