The Auburn Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide go head-to-head on Saturday, November 27 at 2:30PM at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Widely known as the biggest rivalry in college football, the Iron Bowl creates undeniable energy in the state—here’s how the City of Auburn is prepping.
With the Auburn student section back to full capacity, on-campus activities leading up to the Iron Bowl are in full swing.
Auburn’s Beat Bama Food Drive won for the first time in five years, with the Tigers raising 352,388 pounds of food. Together, the schools raised 671,826 pounds of food for local food banks.
A group of student veterans will be making the 151-mile trek from Bryant-Denney Stadium all the way to Jordan-Hare for the 4th annual Operation Iron Ruck. From Wednesday, November 24 to Saturday, November 27, Auburn and Alabama’s Student Veterans Association will be marching side-by-side to raise veteran suicide awareness.
The ultimate tailgate guide
Auburn takes tailgating to a whole new level. The Tailgate Guys have been the fans’ main source of tailgating since 2009. You can’t miss the sea of white tents overtaking campus on a game-day weekend.
Looking to pitch your own tent on campus during the event? Here are some hot spots we’ve discovered:
Auburn Alumni Center
Three hours before kickoff, the alumni association hosts a tent with food, TVs, special guests and more. All are free and open to the public.
This open space has been a tailgate hot spot for years. Starting Friday at 2PM, The Hayfields open up for a fun experience
Auburn offers multiple parking lots on and off campus to get your tailgate on. This map has all you need to know.
Come Home to the Corner
The Auburn Downtown Merchants Association is hosting its last Come Home to the Corner of the season, which features a night full of live music and extended shopping hours.
- When: Friday, November 26 I 5-10PM
- Where: 112 S College St, Auburn, AL 36830
Football, Fans and Feathers: Featuring retired eagle, Spirit
To kick off Iron Bowl weekend, The Southeastern Raptor Center is hosting Football, Fans and Feathers where visitors can see birds of prey fly up close. Spirit, Auburn’s dutiful mascot, has been flying through the stadium before kickoff since 2002 and recently retired this season.
- When: Friday, November 26 I 4PM
- Where: 1350 Pratt-Carden Dr, Auburn, AL 36849
Each game-day, the Auburn Tigers make their way down Donahue Drive to Jordan-Hare Stadium while cheered on by thousands of fans, cheerleaders and the marching band. This is a must-see Auburn tradition.
- When: Saturday, November 27 I 12:30PM
- Where: 251 S Donahue Dr, Auburn, AL 36849
The energy in Downtown Auburn on the big game weekend is no joke. We’ve discovered exciting spots to have a watch party—check them out below.
After experiencing all Auburn has to offer this Iron Bowl, hopefully you’ll end your weekend rolling Toomer’s Corner after a win.
The state is buzzing with excitement for this Iron Bowl weekend, stay tuned for what’s to come with @TheBamaBuzz!