SGA senator writes legislation to bring back "Dixieland Delight."

SGA senator writes legislation to bring back "Dixieland Delight."
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Bryant Denny stadium is located in the heart of campus. CW File

SGA senator Patrick Fitzgerald has launched a campaign to bring back "Dixieland Delight."

Fitzgerald invites everyone to come out to the SGA senate meeting on Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. for what he describes as the student body's best shot of bringing the song back to Bryant-Denny Stadium. A location has yet to be decided upon for this meeting. 

According to Fitzgerald the band responsible for the song, Alabama, has given his legislation to return "Dixieland Delight to Bryant-Denny Stadium its support.

No official statement has been made to suggest the song will actually be removed from football games this season. Deborah Lane, a spokeswoman for the University, responded to the CW's open records request saying that there were no emails or documents sent to or from University administrators referencing "Dixieland Delight."

"UA regularly review all songs played at our athletic events, including 'Dixieland Delight.'" Lane said in an emailed statement. "It is always or goal to represent the University with class in every endeavor, and the behavior of our fans is an important element in that effort." 

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