Reports: Gonzaga to play Alabama at Climate Pledge Arena

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SEATTLE, Wash. — Gonzaga is looking to play Alabama at the Climate Pledge Arena next season.

On Sunday, it was announced the Bulldogs would headline an annual neutral-site game in Seattle. Stadium basketball analyst Jeff Goodman confirmed they would play a “highly ranked, Power 5 team” at the Climate Pledge Arena.

We now know the Zags will face the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Jon Rothstein at CBS sports reported that Gonzaga and Alabama are finalizing an agreement to play the game on December 4, next season. There will also be a return game in Birmingham during the following 2022–23 season.

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