AUBURN HILLS, Ala.
— The Alabama Crimson Tide will take on a visiting team on Saturday afternoon in a game that will be televised nationally and at a point in time where fans can’t even be at the stadium.
The Aggies will open the season on the road in the College Football Playoff semifinals.
The game, which will be a first-of-its-kind matchup, will also feature the most television revenue in college football.
The Crimson Tide are expected to sell out for the game, making it the largest such event for the school since the 2011 Rose Bowl.
The event, which is expected to draw an estimated $4 million to $5 million, will be broadcast live on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Mobile and ESPNEWS.
It will be the biggest game in college basketball history.
The game, expected to generate $4.6 million in ticket sales, will air on ESPN3, ABC, Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes and ESPNU.
It also will air live on ESPN2.
While it won’t be a home game for the Tide, the game will be on ESPN, which has had a major presence in college sports since the college football era began.
ESPN has a 24 percent market share in the U.S. and will air the game in its entirety on the network.
It will also be the second consecutive year Alabama will have a nationally televised game.
The Tide had a game against LSU on Nov. 17, 2017, when Alabama won 35-7.
The two teams also played in a College Football Championship Game in 2019.
ESPN has broadcasted a number of college football games since its inception in 2004.
Alabama’s first national television game was a 34-28 win over Texas Tech in 2005.
The next year, the Tide played against Virginia Tech in the national championship game.
In 2011, the Crimson Tide defeated Georgia Tech, 36-0, in a rematch of last year’s national championship.
A week later, Alabama played Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl, a game Alabama won 31-10.
The following year, Alabama defeated Georgia State in the Sugar Bowl, 38-31.
In 2017, Alabama was beaten in the SEC Championship Game by Auburn.
Alabama defeated Mississippi State in Week 6 of the 2017 season, and was beaten by Texas A & M in Week 12.
After a loss in Week 2 to Clemson, the Aggies fell to Ole Miss in Week 3, 34-24, before beating South Carolina in Week 10, 33-26.
During the 2018 season, the first game Alabama did not play in the National Championship Game was the season opener against Mississippi State.
Since then, Alabama has been a major part of the College Basketball Playoffs.
Alabama will play Alabama in the 2017-18 NCAA Tournament semifinals on Saturday night, where Alabama will face Alabama A&M in the first round.
Alabama’s first-round opponent will be No. 6 Clemson, who will be coached by Nick Saban.
Alabama and Clemson will meet for the first time in the NCAA Tournament in 2021.