game day is about to change
XTREME TRAINING CAMP
11:00 am - 2:30 PM
East Parking Lot
28 ft Rock Climbing Wall
Extreme Adrenaline Challenge
X 90 ft Tent w/ Concessions
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Pepsi Concert Series
Register to Win A Trip for
Two to New York
Win a chance to be an
Honorary Bolt for a day
Finalists could win a trip to New
York for the Bolts first road game
Special VIP appearances
XFL Special Guests
CMT Network Touring Truck
Features a wall of video monitor's
playing the latest in
Country music video's
Play games to win prizes for
all that participate
Enter the drawing for a grand prizewinner
at the end of the day
Can be purchased at the Satellite
ticket booth located in the Xtreme
Or get them early by calling Ticketmaster
Pre-Game Ceremonies Begin
@ 2:30 PM
- (31 January 2001) -- When I was a
kid my older sister took me to see BattleStar
Galactica at the movie theater. BattleStar
Galactica was a TV show and the movie was
nothing more than the original episode that
started it all.
would anyone go to a movie theater to see
a TV show? Because they had added a state
of the art sound system that shook the theater
itself. It forever changed my concept of
what a movie could be.
to Birmingham Thunderbolts head coach, Jerry
Dinardo, the XFL will change football game
day forever. "I've said this before,
I believe the presentation of football will
never be the same".
many times have you heard the announcer
say, "I could hear the crack from up
here". The XFL may forever banish this
cliché from the mouths of broadcasters.
The XFL has added microphones to the players
on the field to bring the sounds they hear
to the fans in the stands. The actual cracking
of pads will be broadcast over the extensive
scouting another team at camp, Dinardo was
clearly impressed. "At camp only the
starters were rigged with this equipment
due to the number of players in camp,"
Dinardo said. "When the second team
took the field it was almost sterile, It
made all the difference in the world."
Weldon Birmingham's starting QB was next
on the bench. One of the most notable things
about his statements concerned the camaraderie
that has been developing between the players.
"None of these guys are millionaires.
Many of us have rented apartments in the
same complex, We are trying to do things
together, ride to practice. If the money
were the same or even close I would rather
stay here in Birmingham than go back to
the NFL. I have sat the bench behind some
great quarterbacks in the NFL, Now I want
your tickets early". That's the message
the Bolts Director of Marketing Tracey Girouard
wanted to get across after taking the stand.
The weather is looking good and we could
have as many as 25000 walkups at game time.
What concerned Tracey isn't the preparation
but the fact that the game day presentation
starts a full 30 minutes prior to kickoff.
The XFL has prepared game day entertainment
using the giant video screen, sound system,
and of course the Birmingham cheerleaders
to get the crowd warmed up prior to kickoff.
Before the game there will be music and
activities in a large recreation area set
up on the grounds. There will be a mobile
ticket station at the recreation area so
you don't have to sit in line at the main
gate, you can enjoy the activities while
waiting for your ticket. Better yet if you
order them through Ticket Master or pick
them up at the Bolts office at Legion Field
you won't have to wait at all.