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Tuscaloosa expects 50,000 fans during Super 6

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Bryant-Denny Stadium. Source: Josh Gauntt/WBRC Bryant-Denny Stadium. Source: Josh Gauntt/WBRC

Tuscaloosa officials say they're ready for the estimated 50,000 fans who will be in town for the AHSAA Super 6 Championships.

Over the next two days, the 12 best high school football teams will compete for their respective class championships at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

"It's quite an honor, very exciting," Madison Academy parent Laurie Wimberly said.

The Madison Academy Mustangs will take on Leeds Thursday for the 3A state title.

"Actually this is our third year in a row...we won last year so we're back hoping to defend the title," Wimberly said.

The Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission expects thousands of fans to generate around $2 million for the city.

"Most of our hotel rooms are full so in a way it's kind of like a college gameday," Susan West, CEO of the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission, said. "The hotel rates certainly aren't what they are for an Alabama football game but the spending levels are similar."

At Bryant-Denny, the field is painted just for the Super 6 and the facilities are ready to receive the teams.

"For these kids to be able to run through the tunnel of Bryant-Denny Stadium and experience the locker room...I mean that's got to be incredible," West said. "I just think it's an awesome thing for these kids and they will remember this for the rest of their life."

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