A little more than a week before a delayed reopening, Bryant-Denny Stadium’s renovations are wrapping up.
Texas A&M will visit next Saturday in the first game in a reduced-capacity stadium that received an $107 million update.
The stadium will seat just under 20,000 fans as part of the social distancing requirements, Alabama athletics director Greg Byrne said in a Thursday interview with AL.com.
Byrne also revealed the new capacity of the 91-year old stadium when it can be filled to the brim again one day.
Bryant-Denny Stadium will now seat 100,077 after the offseason renovations to club and luxury seating.
It had a capacity of 101,821 since the 2010 addition of the south end zone upper deck and luxury seating.
The new capacity will not impact Alabama’s standing on the list of largest college football stadiums. It remains No. 7, just behind LSU’s Tiger Stadium that seats 102,321. Michigan Stadium