Tua's family is taking over Levi's Stadium for the Nat'l Championship game.
Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is reportedly expecting more than 400 family members in attendance at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California for Monday night's National Championship game.
According to Joseph Goodman of AL.com, a family source said the current ticket count is at 405, but that number is "expected to grow" ahead of the January 7th clash against the Clemson Tigers.
With the game being played on the West Coast, many of Tua's family members will be able to make the trip from his native Hawaii, while others living in the Western U.S. are also expected to make the trek to Levi's Stadium.
“Just physically us being there is the biggest thing, the show of support,” said Derek Faavi, one of Tua’s uncles, who is also a football coach in Colorado at Adams State. “I’m really excited to see all of our family. It’s going to feel like a little family reunion."
“We have family all throughout the West Coast, so it’s great,” Faavi said. “We’re so thankful that it’s close to us.”
Joseph Goodman reports that Tua's Father, Galu, is the oldest of nine siblings and his Mom, Diane, is the oldest of 10. On top of that, many of their siblings have large families as well. And then there are plenty of "cousins" who are now claiming ties to Bama's star QB.
The National Championship Game, pitting the undefeated Crimson Tide against the undefeated Clemson Tigers, is scheduled to kickoff at 8:00pm ET on Monday, January 7. The action will air on ESPN.