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Alabama Football Sets Pandemic Record With 47K Fans

Brock Fritz

Despite capping attendance at 50 percent of capacity, the University of Alabama spring football game hosted more fans than any other United States sporting event since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year.

The athletic department noted that 47,218 fans were at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday to watch the White Team beat the Crimson Team. According to Yahoo! Sports, that makes it the country’s most attended game since sports shut down last March.

Alabama’s spring game wasn’t the most crowded event of the past year, as Bryant-Denny has a capacity of 101,821 fans. The Texas Rangers welcomed 38,238 fans into the 40,518-capacity Globe Life Field for their April 5 home opener, which was the first full capacity event for any of the United States’ most popular sports.

Yahoo reported that Alabama’s Safer Apart Order no longer mandates masks, but strongly encourages them when “in close contact with other people.”

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