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Bryant-Denny Stadium


Tuscaloosa, AL


Jon Dewitt

Athletic Grounds Director - University of Alabama

The road to college football’s national championship regularly goes through this stadium, Alabama’s Bryant-Denny. The Crimson Tide has made it a staple of winning titles under legendary coach Nick Saban. Making a program great takes an all-around effort from not only the team and coaches but those behind the scenes. This field is Athletic Grounds Director Jon Dewitt’s baby. Like a coach, he expects nothing but the best from his facilities which is why his grass of choice, Latitude 36 Bermudagrass helps make life easier. Its cold tolerating abilities mean overseeding with ryegrass isn’t needed and from a playability standpoint, it helps make Alabama tick.

“We don’t overseed anymore and one of the reasons is because of the Latitude but the striping effect, the dark light from the mowing pattern is so profound that people think that…that ‘they’ve overseeded’ and that speaks to its aesthetics.” It’s got a very fine leaf texture and color.”

– Jon Dewitt – Athletic Grounds Director – University of Alabama