With the exception of painting faces, wearing foam fingers, and lighting brush fires in the shape of mascots, the best way to signal allegiance at a college football game is to wear a logoed T-shirt. Proclaim your team preference with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of college merchandise and apparel at Campus Spirit Birmingham, located at The Summit.
At Campus Spirit Birmingham, alumni, sports buffs, and fans of academia show their pride with Auburn Tigers- and Alabama Crimson Tide–themed gifts and apparel. Keep feet comfy during the winter months with Auburn or Alabama boots ($29.95) or cozy up with plush versions of the Auburn or Alabama mascot ($29.95), more comforting than warming feet in a glass of hot cocoa. Shoppers can spoil a good walk with golf balls emblazoned with the Tiger or Crimson Tide logo ($2.95) or prevent the sun from impeding their view of the game with an Auburn or Alabama argyle-print visor ($15.95). Ten percent of proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama.
Auburn and Alabama gear fills Campus Spirit's local shops, flooding the racks and shelves with hues of crimson, burnt orange, and navy blue. The Campus Spirit team helps keep fans ready throughout the year with merchandise celebrating the Auburn Tigers—who won the National Football Championships in 1957 and 2010—and the Alabama Crimson Tide—who began their strong-playing history in 1892 by winning 56–0 in their very first game. The schools' logos can be found throughout the store on tailgating gear, clothing, and even housewares such as oven mitts to wear when baking homemade footballs. Campus Spirit carries Auburn and Alabama gear at locations in The Summit in Vestavia and the Alabaster Colonial Promenade—two open-air shopping centers with merchants including Banana Republic, GapKids, LongHorn Steakhouse, Target, and Starbucks.