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 the 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 this 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.

Hotel Capstone

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.

To book a room in the CMV Summit room block, click here or call 1-800-477-BAMA. The deadline for booking at the reduced rate is October 12, 2018.

The following information will assist your attendees when reserving rooms in your designated block on our website.

  • Click on this group URL: CMV Summit room block
  • The rate will include the safe fee of $1.50 plus 9% tax and the room rate plus tax
  • Choose the date of arrival and departure
  • Here you can complete your reservation and will receive your confirmation number
  • Only the conference dates (October 29, 30 & 31) will be available at the special reduced rate
  • Rooms requested outside of these dates are based on availability and at the prevailing rate
  • Group room blocks will drop at midnight on October 12, 2018.

Rooms can also be booked by calling 205-752-3200 or 1-800-477-BAMA (2262)

Visiting Tuscaloosa

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 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.