1. They Use HOW MUCH paint??
You probably already know that Bryant-Denny Stadium’s field is NOT artificial turf; Alabama football plays on real Bermuda grass that is replaced every summer around the end of June.
But did you know that the field is repainted every Wednesday before a home game? The grass gets a touch-up roughly once a week during football season, and that means that a TON (nearly two, actually) of paint is used to make BDS look beautiful. While not a literal “ton”, the grounds crews at Bryant Denny use an average of 500 gallons of paint each week on the endzones, center field logo, and SEC logos on either side.
Assuming that there are at least seven Alabama football home games per season, and at least 500 gallons of paint are used each week, that’s a grand total of 3,500 paint gallons used in a single season.
Keep in mind that 500 gallons is just the average – sometimes, this number can increase. After the tornado ripped through Tuscaloosa on April 27th, 2011, identical houndstooth ribbons were added to the field’s paint scheme on the 25 yard lines for that 2011 season.
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