History Of Alabama Football
These days the Alabama football program is known as one of the premier institutions in the country. Just this past season the Crimson Tide was looking for their third straight national championship. They almost had a chance to defend their title too, but a last-second loss to Auburn ended those hopes. Alabama football tickets to the Iron Bowl against rival Auburn are usually a top seller, but last season the final game of the season was to decide the representative of the SEC West division, and likely a shot at the National Title.
Auburn parlayed that victory into an SEC title with a win against West champion Missouri, but lost to Florida State in the national title game. Alabama football tickets will once again be expensive this season, with the team having another great chance at a National championship. That would be their fourth title in the last six years. But Alabama football tickets have been a hot ticket for a while now.
Over the course of their history, Alabama has won 15 national titles. They’ve won at least one in every decade but the 1950s and 80s since 1925, and they won four additional titles that have since gone unclaimed. Only three institutions have won more often than Alabama, and two of those programs probably aren’t winning any more – Princeton and Yale are not in the FBS.
Notre Dame is the other institution that has won more titles than Alabama, but if you go purely by claimed titles only Princeton and Yale have more championships than Alabama. This season Alabama has a chance to add to its inventory in a historic way. This is the first year college football is implementing the new four-team playoff system.
It might be wise to get those Alabama football tickets early this season, because if the team is in the hunt near the end of the year prices will soar. Alabama football tickets are already the fourth most expensive ticket in the league. In fact, prices are up from last year despite the team seeing several top players leave for the NFL. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Cyrus Kouandjio, CJ Mosley, Kevin Norwood and quarterback AJ McCarron were all drafted in the first five rounds of the draft.
But games on the Alabama football schedule are always likely to be expensive as long as Nick Saban remains coach. He first made a name for himself as the headman at rival LSU, but left to the NFL to coach the Miami Dolphins. He did not see the success in the NFL he had hoped for, and left to Alabama shortly after that. Saban replaced the disappointing Mike Shula, and the signing alone reinvigorated the fan base. Saban led the Crimson Tide to a 12-0 regular season in just his second year. Needless to say, the increase in Alabama football tickets was certainly warranted.
While Saban lost the last two games of that season – the SEC title game and the Sugar Bowl – he led the team to its first of three titles under his leadership the following season. Since then Alabama football tickets have been at, or near, the top of the nation every season.
This season only the Georgia Bulldogs are more expensive than games on the Alabama football schedule in the SEC. The other two teams in the country with more expensive tickets than Alabama football tickets are Notre Dame and Ohio State.
2014 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Schedule
8/30/2014 vs. West Virginia - Atlanta, Georgia
9/6/2014 vs. Florida Atlantic - Tuscaloosa, Ala.
9/13/2014 vs. Southern Miss - Tuscaloosa, Ala.
9/20/2014 vs. Florida - Tuscaloosa, Ala.
10/4/2014 at Ole Miss - Oxford, Mississippi
10/11/2014 at Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas
10/18/2014 vs. Texas A&M - Tuscaloosa, Ala.
10/25/2014 at Tennessee - Knoxville, Tenn.
11/8/2014 at LSU - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
11/15/2014 vs. Mississippi State - Tuscaloosa, Ala.
11/22/2014 vs. Western Carolina - Tuscaloosa, Ala.
11/29/2014 vs. Auburn - Tuscaloosa, Ala.