In Game

Coleman Coliseum is one of the oldest venues and one of the best home court advantages in the SEC. The arena has amazing acoustics and an old school feels that help make it a very intimidating place for opponents to play. The seats here put you right on top of the action and allow you to really get involved in what’s going on on the court making a trip to Coleman Coliseum one of the most underrated experiences in college hoops.

In addition to the incredible atmosphere, the arena creates, the fan support inside Coleman can be among the best when attending a big game. While you may not get much enthusiasm during a mid-week non-conference game, if you’re attending one of the season’s marquee matchups you’ll be in for a treat.

Before or after the game make sure to stop by The Strip or Dreamland Barbecue for some pre or post game food and entertainment. Dreamland Barbecue is some of the best barbecues you’ll find anywhere, so if you’ve never had it before it’s definitely worth a stop.

A Crimson Tide basketball game provides a fun game day experience thanks to the excellent atmosphere you’ll find at Coleman Arena. While the arena may not have all the banners and history of somewhere like Indiana’s Assembly Hall, you will get to experience a similar atmosphere in this old school venue.

Things to check out

Striped Ceiling

The striped ceiling is one of Coleman Coliseum’s defining features and is caused by bands of acoustic tiles. Take a minute to see the famous striped ceiling in person when attending a Crimson Tide basketball game.

Roll Tide Sign

At each end of the court is an illuminated sign spelling out Bama’s famous fan cry, “Roll Tide.” The sign was used as a noise meter in the past. However, today all the letters of the sign are continuously illuminated during the game making it a great tribute to this Crimson Tide cheer.

Kids Area

The kids area on the concourse is a great place to take the family before the game. Here you’ll find a variety of activities for kids, which will keep them entertained up until tip-off.

Crimson Chaos

Crimson Chaos is the official student supporter group of Alabama athletics and does an excellent job of making Coleman Coliseum a tough place for opponents to play. Join the students in their cheers and chants to give the Crimson Tide as much of a home court advantage as possible.

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Roll Tide Roller Coaster

The Roll Tide Roller Coaster is Crimson Chaos’s signature free-throw distraction method. It does an excellent job of throwing opposing shooters off their game, so join in on the Roll Tide Roller Coaster if you’re sitting behind the basket.

Big Al

Since his debut at the 1980 Sugar Bowl, Big Al has been entertaining fans young and old at Crimson Tide sporting events. Look for Big Al at the game since you never know what he’ll get up to next.

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Foy-ODK Sportsmanship Trophy Presentation

If you’re attending a Crimson Tide basketball game against Auburn in a year that Alabama won the Iron Bowl, enjoy the presentation of the Foy-ODK Sportsmanship Trophy. The presentation is held each year at the winner of the Iron Bowl’s home basketball game, so relive the victory during the trophy presentation.

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Fight Songs

  1. Dixieland Delight

    Alabama fans like to add their own lyrics to songs so be sure to learn the lyrics and join in!

    Rollin’ down a backwoods, Tennessee by-way,
    One arm on the wheel.
    Holdin’ my lover with the other,
    A sweet, soft, southern thrill.
    Worked hard all week; got a little jingle,
    On a Tennessee Saturday night.
    Couldn’t feel better, I’m together,
    With my Dixieland Delight.

    Spend my dollar, parked in a holler,
    ‘Neath the mountain moonlight.
    Hold her up tight,
    Make a little lovin’,
    A little turtle dovin’.
    On a Mason-Dixon night.
    Fits my life, oh so right,
    My Dixieland Delight.

    White-tail buck deer, munchin’ on clover,
    Red-tail hawk sittin’ on a limb.
    A chubby old groundhog, croakin’ bullfrog,
    Free as the feelin’ in the wind.
    Home grown country girl, gonna give me a whirl,
    On a Tennessee Saturday night.
    Lucky as a seven, livin’ in heaven,
    With my Dixieland Delight.

    Spend my dollar, parked in a holler,
    ‘Neath the mountain moonlight.
    Hold her up tight, make a little lovin’,
    A little turtle dovin’.
    On a Mason-Dixon night.
    Fits my life, oh so right,
    My Dixieland Delight.

    Spend my dollar, parked in a holler,
    ‘Neath the mountain moonlight.
    Hold her up tight, make a little lovin’,
    A little turtle dovin’.
    On a Mason-Dixon night.
    Fits my life, oh so right,
    My Dixieland Delight.

    Rollin’ down a backwoods Tennessee by way,
    One arm on the wheel.
    Holdin’ my lover…

  2. Yea Alabama (Fight Song)

    Yea, Alabama! Drown ’em Tide!
    Every ‘Bama man’s behind you;
    Hit your stride!
    Go teach the Bulldogs to behave,
    Send the Yellow Jackets to a watery grave!
    And if a man starts to weaken,
    That’s a shame!
    For ‘Bama’s pluck and grit
    Have writ her name in crimson flame!
    Fight on, fight on, fight on, men!
    Remember the Rose Bowl we’ll win then!
    Go, roll to victory,
    Hit your stride,
    You’re Dixie’s football pride, Crimson Tide!

  3. Alma Mater

    Alabama, listen, Mother,
    To our vows of love,
    To thyself and to each other,
    Faithful friends we’ll prove.

    Faithful, loyal, firm and true,
    Heart bound to heart will beat.
    Year by year, the ages through
    Until in Heaven we meet.
    College days are swiftly fleeting,
    Soon we’ll leave their halls
    Ne’er to join another meeting
    ‘Neath their hallowed walls.

    Faithful, loyal, firm and true
    Heart bound to heart will beat
    Year by year, the ages through
    Until in Heaven we meet.

    So, farewell, dear Alma Mater
    May thy name, we pray,
    Be rev’renced ever, pure and stainless
    As it is today.

    Faithful, loyal, firm and true
    Heart bound to heart will beat
    Year by year, the ages through
    Until in Heaven we meet.

  4. Rammer Jammer

    Sung after Crimson Tide victories

    (Pregame) 
    Hey Auburn!
    Hey Auburn!
    Hey Auburn!
    We’re gonna beat the hell out of you!
    Rammer Jammer, Yellowhammer,
    give ’em hell, Alabama!

    (Postgame) 
    Hey Auburn!
    Hey Auburn!
    Hey Auburn!
    We just beat the hell out of you!
    Rammer Jammer, Yellowhammer,
    give ’em hell, Alabama!

    Please Note, that the word Auburn can/will be
    substituted with the word “VOLS” or “TIGERS”

  5. Roll Tide!

    Roll Tide!

    Roll Tide!

    Roll Tide!

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