Alabama will pay a pretty penny for two of its non-conference games next season.
The Crimson Tide’s matchups against Arkansas State and Louisiana will total just shy of $3 million for them to come to Bryant-Denny Stadium, according to Chandler Rome of The Anniston Star.
Alabama’s game against Arkansas State on Sept. 8 will cost $1.7 million, while the Sept. 29 meeting with Louisiana will see the school send $1.25 million.
The matchup with the Red Wolves will be the third between the two schools, with the last one coming in 2008, a 35-0 win for the Tide in Nick Saban’s second year coaching in Tuscaloosa. Meanwhile, it will be the first time Alabama has played Louisiana in football.
For comparison, two of Alabama’s non-conference opponents this season also netted about $3 million as the school reportedly paid Colorado State $1.5 million and Fresno State $1.4 million. Mercer of the FCS got $900,000.
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