TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Before Alabama and Georgia meet on the gridiron, fans will have the opportunity to see one of the most coveted awards a football team can win.
The American Football Coaches Association’s, or AFCA, National Championship Trophy presented by Amway will be on display outside the entrance to the Paul W. Bryant Museum on Saturday, Oct. 17, from noon to 5 p.m.
“The Bryant Museum is honored to host the AFCA National Championship Trophy before the Georgia game,” said Ken Gaddy, director of the Paul W. Bryant Museum. “This is a great opportunity for our fans to get a close look at this beautiful trophy that the Crimson Tide is playing to win.”
Fans can have a contactless photo made with the trophy, which features an eight-pound Waterford Crystal football displayed on an ebony base and is valued at $30,000. It is presented to the No. 1 ranked school in the Amway Coaches’ Poll, the National Champion, at the end of the college football season.
For health precautions, the museum will provide disposable masks, gloves and hand sanitizer. Fans also will be asked to practice social distancing while standing in line to see the trophy.
The University of Alabama has won the trophy six times, the most of any school since the trophy was first presented in 1986.
The Bryant Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. before the Georgia game. Patrons wishing to visit the museum before or after seeing the AFCA National Championship Trophy must reserve a timed ticket beforehand from the museum’s ticketing website.
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.