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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (WHNT) – The Alabama Crimson Tide will face the Georgia Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Monday and area stores are bracing for a victory in Alabama.

Academy Sports + Outdoors plans to open its Huntsville location immediately after the game if Alabama wins. The Academy has boxes and boxes of National Championship t-shirts, hats and other equipment in sealed boxes, ready for unloading.

Senior Regional Marketing Specialist Rick Burleson said it was a great opportunity for fans to get their hands on National Championship merchandise immediately. He added that the store follows all CDC COVID-19 protocols and may limit the number of guests in the store at one time, to ensure everyone can move around safely.

The Academy plans to remain open until the last customer is served or all merchandise is sold out. The Huntsville store is located at 2900 Memorial Parkway SW, Huntsville, AL 35801. On Tuesday it will reopen during its regular 9am hours. National Championship gear will also be available online after the match.

Dick’s Sporting Goods also has Crimson Tide championship gear on deck. It will extend store hours for the two Huntsville locations, also pending an Alabama victory over Georgia.

Dick’s encourages people to buy online and pick it up in store or through curbside pickup. These services will be available for two hours after the match.

If the Crimson Tide wins, Dick’s Sporting Goods will also open its stores in Huntsville early Tuesday at 7:00 a.m.

The two Huntsville Dick’s Sporting Goods locations are:

  • 6890-A Governor’s Drive West Huntsville, AL 35806
  • 2718 Carl T. Jones Drive Huntsville, AL 35802

Academy Sports + Outdoors and Dick’s Sporting Goods offer similar services in other major cities across the state.


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