Everything you need to know about UAB Football’s Match Day Experience at Protection Stadium – News


UAB Athletics urges fans to be seen in green, purchase tickets in advance and participate in pre-game activities to get the most out of their game day experience.

Written by: Tehreem Khan
Media contact: Alicia Rohan

UAB Football kicks off the 2022 season at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 against Alabama A&M at Protective Stadium. UAB will also host Georgia Southern (September 17), Middle Tennessee (October 8), Charlotte (October 15), UTSA (November 5) and North Texas (November 12) at Protective Stadium this season.

Blazer fans can expect new experiences with the new season. The first game of the 2022 season will begin with a rally towel giveaway to the first 10,000 fans and end with a fireworks display. UAB Athletics encourages fans to begin planning their game days with these important details in mind.

Buy your tickets early

UAB Athletics encourages fans to purchase their tickets in advance. Single game tickets start from $20 in the Family Zone with options available up to $45 in East Side Scholarships.

Subscriptions for the 2022 UAB football season are still available starting at just $90. The subscription packages will include all six home games and provide fans with the most economical way to attend the second season games at Protective Stadium. Fans can request more information about subscriptions by clicking here.

Additionally, individual and corporate groups can plan a memorable experience at a UAB Football home game this fall by completing the UAB Football Group Ticket Request Form or downloading the Group Ticket Order Form from football by visiting our group ticket page here. Discounted group tickets and fan experiences are available with a minimum purchase of 15 tickets, and fan experiences are available on a first-come, first-served basis for any home football match during the 2022 season.

For more information ahead of the 2022 season at Protective Stadium, please contact the UAB Athletics Box Office at (205) 975-UAB1 or [email protected]

Getting to the game

Blazer express picks up at Hill Student Center from four hours before kick-off and drops off at BJCC Exhibition Hall; it will make trips back to campus for one hour after the game is over. Download the DoubleMap app from the Apple App Store or Google Play to track Blazer Express buses in real time.

Fans are encouraged to purchase parking before match day and use the Waze traffic app to find the best route to their reserved space on match day.

Individual parking spaces are located in the Navy Garage. Season passes are available to season pass holders for $90 through the UAB Athletics box office.

Car parks open four hours before kick-off and are first come, first served. To order or obtain additional information, please contact the UAB Athletics Box Office at (205) 975-8221 or click here to purchase season parking.

Learn more about parking, shuttles, carpooling and accessibility here.

Be seen in greenUAB Athletics urges fans to be seen in green, purchase tickets in advance and participate in pre-game activities to get the most out of their game day experience.

Show your Blazer spirit every Friday and every game day by wearing green. Licensed merchandise is available for purchase on campus, online, in Protection Stadium, and in the community.

As in past seasons, Protective Stadium has an empty bag policy in effect for all events. Bags must be clear plastic and under 12 inches by 6 inches or a small pouch under 5 inches by 7 inches. As a reminder, Protective Stadium is cashless, so fans should plan accordingly.

Pre-game fun

Nothing says football season better than a tailgate with friends and family. Gates open 90 minutes before the Blazers kick off and fans are encouraged to get to the protection stadium early and get out.

Choose one of these three tailgating options to get the most out of your experience: Gold Rooftop, Green Lot Personal Tailgating, and Blazer Walk Premium Tailgating. Learn more about these options here.

Set up your tent behind your vehicle, hang your flags and fire up the gas grills. Click here for a list of recommended tailgate supplies and guidelines.

Everyone’s favorite, Blazer Village will feature free interactive games for kids, face painting, music, a UAB Bookstore pop-up store and more. Blazer Village will be located on the grassy L-shaped plaza just south of The Southern Kitchen and the Uptown entertainment district, making it a great place to stop on game day. The fan-fest area will open four hours before kick-off and will close 30 minutes before kick-off, to allow time for fans to enter the stadium.


Student access to UAB Football is provided free of charge to all active UAB students with a valid ONE card. Student tickets can be pre-purchased at the UAB Athletics Box Office located at Bartow Arena the week of each home game. Student tickets are available Monday 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. the day before each game.

Stay tuned for more information on UAB football game days and the protective stadium leading up to the home opener on September 1. Visit BlazerGameDay.com for the latest information on tickets, parking, shuttles and more.

Student tickets are also available on a first-come, first-served basis on game day at the Protective Stadium South box office from four hours before kick-off. Students can enter Protection Stadium through any gate, although the southern entrances are the most convenient.

Students can reserve specific tailgate spaces; passes can be picked up Monday before each game beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the UAB Athletics box office at Bartow Arena located on the UAB campus. The student tailgate lot opens before the game four hours before the scheduled game time and closes one hour after the game ends.

Visit this website for more information on the UAB Football 2022 season and ticketing.


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