Our stomachs are stuffed, we’ve shopped our hearts out and now it’s time for the day Auburn and Alabama fans look forward to all year: the Iron Bowl. Whether you’re cheering for the Tigers or the Tide, there are plenty of ways to have fun today while staying safe. Keep reading for 7 socially-distanced ways to enjoy the Iron Bowl in Birmingham.
If you haven’t been keeping up with college football, a pretty big event is happening today.
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa
When: Saturday, November 28, 2:30 PM
Showing on: CBS and CBS Sports
1. Host a virtual watch party to enjoy the Iron Bowl in Birmingham
You might not be gathering with your friends outside of Jordan Hare or Bryant Denny, but you can still turn the game into a chance to catch up. Set up a Zoom link so everyone can cheer together while being socially distanced.
2. Concoct a Birmingham cocktail
Stressful moments throughout the game will call for a fun distraction—like a delicious cocktail that pairs perfectly with nachos and burgers. Plus, what better to support your team than toasting with a themed drink?
Be sure to send this post to your friends to share the recipes, so you can all share a drink from afar.
3. Sport your team’s gear
You don’t have to be in a stadium of orange and blue or crimson and white to show school spirit. Pick up your team’s shirt or jersey and take a selfie to share with fellow fans.
Looking for a local store to grab a jersey? Here are a few of our picks:
- Alumni Hall, The Summit: 250 Summit Blvd #100, Open Saturdays 9 AM – 9 PM
- Bama Fever-Tiger Pride, Patton Creek Shopping Center: 4421 Creekside Ave, Hoover, AL 35244, Open Saturdays 9 AM – 9 PM
4. Decorate your house to show your support
While you’re picking up your Auburn jersey or your Bama sweatshirt, don’t forget to grab a flag or yard sign. Hang your sign in the front yard, and be on the lookout for who in your neighborhood is cheering on your team.
5. Start a touchdown tradition to celebrate the Iron Bowl in Birmingham
Part of the fun of watching football games? The traditions of cheering fans. Even though we’ll be watching at home this year, there are still plenty of traditions to add to your day.
Try out a touchdown tradition—every time your team scores a touchdown, you can take a sip of your favorite drink, eat a cookie, or yell so loud everyone in the neighborhood knows who you’re cheering for.
6. Tailgate at home with your favorite game day foods
Is there anything better than delicious tailgating appetizers? From classic pizzas to vegan tacos, there are plenty of local restaurants serving up food that’ll make your game day at home one to remember.
7. Fire up the grill
Not in the mood to pick up any food? Don’t put away your cookware just yet—fire up the grill and try making a delicious burger. If you’re all cooked out, pull out some leftovers to make a turkey sandwich, or just eat your pie… we won’t judge.