Bryant Conference Center
The Bryant Conference Center is located in the heart of Tuscaloosa on The University of Alabama campus and is West Alabama’s premier meeting facility. Named for legendary, hall-of-fame coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, the conference center has served Alabama for 30 years.
The conference center was built in 1986, as part of a campus expansion plan that included a hotel, the Bryant Museum, the current Alumni Hall. The hotel, now known as Hotel Capstone, is a few steps from the Bryant Conference Center. The BCC is committed to providing reasonable prices and exemplary customer service. Visit the BCC website for more information.
If you plan to park at the Bryant Conference Center during the conference, you must display a parking pass in your vehicle. If you are staying at the Hotel Capstone, you can leave your vehicle in that lot and walk to the conference center.
Located on the University of Alabama campus, Hotel Capstone is adjacent to the Bryant Conference Center, Paul W. Bryant Museum, and is across the street from Coleman Coliseum and the Mal M. Moore Athletic Facility. Hotel Capstone offers 150 guest rooms and suites, 12,000 square feet of event space, outdoor pool, on-site restaurant, Hotel Capstone Coffee Shop, and lounge. Visit Hotel Capstone’s website for more information.
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Tuscaloosa is much more than its Saturday traditions and gridiron action. The city is built on a history of progress and growth that precedes its athletic excellence. Tuscaloosa was founded on December 3, 1819, and was named for the chieftain of a Muskogean-speaking people. Chief Tuskaloosa (which means “Black Warrior), and his people were defeated by Hernando De Soto at the Battle of Mabila in 1540. Tuscaloosa’s first permanent settlers were Thomas York and his family, who settled along the Black Warrior River in 1816. W.M. Nichols designed a new state capitol building, which held the first session of the legislature in 1829. The University of Alabama was established soon after in 1831. During the last weeks of the Civil War, a brigade of Union troops led by General John T. Croxton, raided the city and burned the campus of the university. Only four of the buildings were saved and still stand today: Maxwell Hall, The Little Round House, The Gorgas House, and the President’s Mansion.
Tuscaloosa has traditionally been known as the “Druid City” because of the numerous water oaks planted in its downtown streets in the 1840s. Since serving as the capital city from 1826 to 1846, it has been the regional center of industry, commerce, healthcare, and education for West Alabama. Tuscaloosa is home to a vast array of remarkable sights that are known only inside its bounds. With hundreds of restaurants, activities, museums, and parks, it has managed to become one of Alabama’s most progressive cities. Visitors come to enjoy the refreshing atmosphere, historic features, and bustling nightlife that Tuscaloosa has to offer. With its great energy and eyes on the future, Tuscaloosa continues to thrive on being your one and only.
For more information on events and attractions in Tuscaloosa, visit the Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports website.