Alabama college football team use helicopters to dry out soggy pitch ahead of their biggest game of the season

AN ALABAMA college football team took a novel approach to preparing their soggy pitch this weekend.

Crimson Tide used HELICOPTERS to help dry out their field after heavy rain Stateside.

 Alabama college football team Crimson Tide had an ingenious way of drying out the pitch

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Alabama college football team Crimson Tide had an ingenious way of drying out the pitch

 

 After heavy rain, the club opted to bring in two helicopters ahead of their crucial match against Auburn Tigers

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After heavy rain, the club opted to bring in two helicopters ahead of their crucial match against Auburn Tigers

Director of Athletics Greg Byrne tweeted videos of the two choppers flying into the Bryant-Denny Stadium – which has a capacity of 101,000 – and hovering low.

Of course, the intention was to use the rotating blades to act like a hairdryer and evaporate the rain from the grass.

And it appeared to do the trick.

The University of Alabama side beat Auburn Tigers 52-21 in the Southeastern Conference to retain their unbeaten season and sit top of the West division.

 Director of Athletics Greg Byrne tweeted the videos of the choppers at the Bryant-Denny Stadium

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Director of Athletics Greg Byrne tweeted the videos of the choppers at the Bryant-Denny Stadium
 Some fans had alternative suggestions but most appreciated the efforts

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Some fans had alternative suggestions but most appreciated the efforts

Byrne's tweets received criticism from some who thought he was using college fees to fund the chopper but he confirmed: "Helicopters were donated, no tuition dollars used."

Twitter user Creg Stephenson had seen the innovative tactic used before.

He said: "It’s relatively common. I remember being at an NCAA Baseball Regional at Tulane in 2005 when they did the same thing."

Some users suggested Crimson Tide opted for a large tarpaulin to cover the grass but plenty of supporters were delighted with the ingenious method.

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AN ALABAMA college football team took a novel approach to preparing their soggy pitch this weekend.