DOTHAN, AL (WTVY) In anticipation of a Crimson Tide victory, sealed boxes of Alabama-branded National Championship-branded products have made their way to Academy Sports + Outdoors retail stores across Alabama.
And pending a victory, many fans will roll out to Academy looking for championship gear.
Daisia Loyless manages logistics for Dothan’s Academy Sports + Outdoors. She says a Bama win means big business.
"There going to lines up at the doors, they’ll be waiting to get in,” said Loyless.
Academy is well-stocked should Bama bring home a 17th national title. Dozens of boxes containing championship memorabilia sit in a back room. If Alabama gets the win, there will be plenty of postgame swag to choose from.
"We have hoodies, we have short sleeves t-shirts, we have long sleeve t-shirts, we have it for men, women and youth, we have hats - all different kinds of things for the customers to choose from,” said Loyless.
Loyless also says they’ll be ready for the rush.
"We will reopen as soon as the game is over," said Loyless. "We’ll have registers going, we’ll have our staff ready to answer any questions. We’ll have it all lined up for our customers to buy."
Academy says they’ll remain open until the last Bama fan is served, giving Tide fans plenty of time to pick up their piece of history.
If you’re wondering what happens to the merchandise if Clemson wins the big game. All products will be immediately returned to vendors who will then ship products to non-profits in third-world countries.