ORLANDO, Fla. (WTOK) - With Alabama’s national title defense beginning tomorrow, it should come as no surprise that the defending national champions, pack quite a fan base.
Tomorrow, the stands will be packed full of fans cheering on their favorite teams. But it wouldn’t be a football game without tailgaters.
“The friendships and social aspect of it are great. Some of our friends live in Mobile so this is the only time we see them, when we are tailgating,” says Alabama fan Donna Wood.
Many Alabama fans have traveled far for the Tide’s first game of the season. Fans we talked to say they enjoy getting to know all the fans from different places.
“You have people who go to school there that live all over the country. They are always dedicated to Alabama. Once they are here in the atmosphere and see what all goes on, it’s tradition,” says Alabama fan Ron Dover.
We’ll have continuing coverage from Orlando tonight at 10 and then of course tomorrow at 6. From Orlando.