On Thursday night, the game between the UAB Blazers and the Rice Owls will be nationally-televised on Fox Sports 1. It’s some nice exposure for not only both schools involved, but Conference USA as well.
Now, for UAB, attendance isn’t exactly stellar for every game to begin with. When you’re 2-8, like the Blazers are at the moment, it can get even worse.
This could create a bit of a problem when you’re going to be on national television. You don’t want to look second-rate. Please, keep your Miami Hurricanes jokes to yourselves.
So, to combat this little issue, UAB has announced a seating change for not only the fans, but the players as well. They’ve asked fans, and told the players, that they will be re-located to the East side of the stadium:
“We are hopeful of a good turnout for the Rice game,” said UAB Athletic Director Brian Mackin. “With the television broadcast of the game, we want to fill the east side of the stadium and are asking our fans to assist in this effort by sitting on the east side of Legion Field. It is our intent to present a positive image to all the viewers who will be watching that night.