Seven-ton elephant statue coming to Bryant-Denny Stadium

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It’s 21 years old, has four legs, two tusks, a trunk and could soon reside outside Bryant-Denny Stadium.

The wait for a live elephant mascot will continue so a bronze version will have to suffice.

The relocation of a seven-ton, 19- foot statue named Tuska from a local club to the land outside Alabama’s football stadium is on the agenda for the UA System trustees when they meet Friday after Thursday’s committee meetings.

A brief item in the schedule mentions a proposal for “architectural design for the Tuska’s Corner at Bryant-Denny Stadium.” The formal resolution obtained by AL.com lists a price tag of $415,000 for the project that includes moving the statue from its current home, North River Yacht Club.

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