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Bryant-Denny Stadium


Tuscaloosa, AL

Alabama 2022

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, NorthBridge 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.

“The cultural information in the industry was NorthBridge is the better grass. And so that was my vote to administration. Probably the main thing that we get feedback on is the striping effect, the dark and light from the mowing pattern is so profound that people think that you’ve overseeded. So that speaks to the aesthetics. It’s got a very fine leaf texture and the color, it’s a beautiful grass.”

– Jon Dewitt – Athletic Grounds Director – University of Alabama