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All you need to know about UAB Football’s game day experience at the Protective Stadium

  • August 29, 2022
UAB Athletics urges fans to be seen in green, purchase tickets in advance, and participate in the pre-game activities to make the best 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 (Sept. 17), Middle Tennessee (Oct. 8), Charlotte (Oct. 15), UTSA (Nov. 5) and North Texas (Nov. 12) at Protective Stadium this season. 

Blazer fans can expect new experiences to come along with the new season. The first game of the 2022 season will kick off with a rally towel giveaway to the first 10,000 fans and conclude with fireworks. UAB Athletics encourages fans to start making game day plans by keeping these important details in mind. 

Buy tickets early

UAB Athletics encourages fans to purchase their tickets in advance. Individual single-game tickets start as low as $20 in the Family Zone with options available up to $45 in East Side scholarship seating. 

Season tickets for the 2022 UAB Football season are still available starting as low as $90. Season ticket packages will feature all six home games and provide the most cost-effective way for fans to attend games during the second season at Protective Stadium. Fans can request more information about season tickets by clicking here.

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

For more information leading into the 2022 season at Protective Stadium, please contact the UAB Athletics Ticket Office at (205) 975-UAB1or

Getting to the Game

Blazer express picks up at the Hill Student Center starting four hours prior to kickoff and drops off at the BJCC Exhibition Hall; it will complete return rides to campus for one hour following the game's conclusion. Download the DoubleMap app from the Apple App Store or Google Play to track Blazer Express buses in real time.

Fans are invited to purchase parking in advance of game day and utilize the Waze traffic app to find the best route to get to their reserved space on game day. 

Single game parking spots are in the Navy Garage. Season parking passes are available to season ticket holders at the cost of $90 through the UAB Athletics Ticket Office.

Parking lots open four hours prior to kickoff and are first come, first served. To order or get additional info, please contact the UAB Athletics Ticket Office at (205) 975-8221 or Click here to purchase season parking.

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

Be Seen in GreenFB PS Stream UAB vs Liberty 2021 236UAB Athletics urges fans to be seen in green, purchase tickets in advance, and participate in the pre-game activities to make the best of their game day experience.  

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

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

Pre-Game Fun

Nothing says football season like a tailgate with friends and family. Gates open 90 minutes before the Blazers’ kickoff and fans are encouraged to come down to Protective Stadium early and hang out.

Pick one of these three tailgating options to make the best 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 shop and more. Blazer Village will be located on the L-shaped grass plaza just south of The Southern Kitchen and the Uptown entertainment district, making it a convenient place to stop on game day. The fan-fest area will open four hours prior to kickoff and closes 30 minutes prior to kickoff, to allow time for fans to get into 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 claimed in advance at the UAB Athletics Ticket Office located at Bartow Arena the week of each home game. Student tickets are available from Monday at 9 a.m. until noon the day before each game.

Stay tuned for more information about UAB Football game days and Protective Stadium leading into the home opener on Sept. 1. Visit for the most up-to-date information on tickets, parking, shuttles and more.

Student tickets are also available on a first come, first served basis on gameday at the Protective Stadium South Box Office beginning four hours prior to kickoff. Students can enter Protective Stadium through any gate, though the south entrances are most convenient. 

Students can reserve specific tailgate spaces; the passes will be available to pick up on Mondays before each game starting at 9 a.m. from the UAB Athletics Ticket Office at Bartow Arena located on UAB’s campus. The student tailgate lot is open pregame beginning four hours prior to the scheduled game time and closes one hour following the conclusion of the game. 

Visit this website for more information related to UAB’s Football 2022 season and ticketing.