Florida Gators Football Tickets
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The Florida Gators began their football history in 1906 when the campus moved to Gainesville. They have since won 3 National championships (1996, 2006 and 2008), achieved 8 SEC conference titles, five being in the 1990’s, along numerous bowl appearances. The Gators have produced 3 Heisman winners including Steve Spurrier (66’ Quarterback), Danny Wuerffel (96’ Quarterback), and Tim Tebow (07’ Quarterback). Steve Spurrier returned to his alma mater in 1990 to become Head football coach. During Spurrier’s reign, he led the Gators to become a national power winning 6 SEC Championships and the 1996 National Championship. Coach Spurrier’s commitment to perfection established the core fundamentals for continued future success of the Gator football program. The Gator Nation is one of the most supportive fan bases in college football. The Gator fan’s notorious “Go Gators” chant is heard loud and proud on Saturdays in the Swamp.
Florida Gators 2016 Football Preview
The Florida Gators 2015 season ended with 10 wins under new Coach Jim McElwain. The Gators lost to Alabama in the SEC Championship game and went on to play Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl. The season’s high point was clearly their win over Vanderbilt to clinch the SEC East for the first time since 2009. The Gators also impressed winning 38-10 over the No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels. The most disappointing game was against archrival Florida State, where they lost a humiliating 27-2 to close out the regular season. They finished the season 10-4 and were ultimately defeated by the Michigan Wolverines 41-7 in the Citrus Bowl. Florida ranked 6th in the SEC by 247sports.com on National Signing Day with 25 commits, 7 of which are ESPN 300. Securing ESPN 300 quarterback Feleipe’ Franks and 3 top wide receivers, along with flipping No. 4 receiver Tyrie Cleveland from Arkansas could make the Gators a top contender in 2016.
On Friday, April 8th, the Florida Gators will showcase the team in the annual Orange & Blue spring game. Saturday, Septemeber 3rd kicks off the Gator's 2016 season with 3 home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium hosting the UMass Minutemen, Kentucky Wildcats, and North Texas Mean Green. Florida also welcomes the LSU Tigers, Missouri Tigers, South Carolina Gamecocks, and Presbyterian Blue Hose at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville. Florida faces a challenging road schedule in 2016 including the Tennessee Volunteers, Vanderbilt Commodores, Arkansas Razorbacks, and Florida State Seminoles. The annual "World's Largest Cocktail Party" will be played against the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, October 29 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville.
Going into the 2016 football season, the Gators biggest question is the quarterback position. It will be interesting to see if the Gators start returning QB Treon Harris or opt for a new starter considering their struggles in 2015.
Florida Gators Football-Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Address: 157 Gale Lemerand Drive, Gainesville, Florida 32601
Field: Bermuda Grass
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium was built in 1930 and officially opened in November of that year. It originally seated a little over 21,000 fans before getting continuous upgrades about every ten years. Currently, it holds around 88,500 eager Gator fans. However, it was overflowing as it hosted and beat in-state rival Florida State in fall of 2009 with a record crowd of over 90,000. Also known as “The Swamp”, it got the nickname during the Spurrier era when the Florida Gators were at their best.
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These two teams began competing in 1958 in which Florida dominated the first nineteen matchups racking up a 16-2-1 record against Florida State. In the 1990’s, both teams, who were ranked in the top 10 teams would continue their season in six of those years to compete for the National Championship game. Since 2000, the series is tied at 8-8. Their opponent won the 2014 National Title.
Some call it the largest and oldest “Outdoor Cocktail Party” while others just call it the Florida-Georgia game. Ever since 1915, the game has been mostly played in Jacksonville Florida but has rotated to other “middle of the road” site such as Savannah and Tampa. Only two games have been played at their respected home sites since settling on Jacksonville as the neutral site in 1933. Each year, the teams play for the Okefenokee Oar in which each side is branded with a team logo. Georgia had a 3-game streak from 2011-2013. However, Florida won the last two matchups.
Since starting the Southeastern Conference in 1932, Florida began playing against LSU, a Western Division opponent annually in 1953. The series is close with Florida ahead with a 31-28-3 record. One of the historical match-ups was in 1989 in Baton Rouge when the score was tied at 13. Florida threw a pass out of bounds at the last second; however, a referee allowed 1-second on the clock allowing Florida to kick a game winning field goal for a 16-13 game. In 2006, young freshman quarterback (and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner) Tim Tebow led the 5th ranked Gators and shocked the 9th ranked LSU Tigers in a 23-10 victory. Later, Tebow would help the Gators win their 2nd National Championship title.
Florida Football Places to Visit in Gainesville & on Campus
The University of Florida is located between I-75 and Highway 441 in Gainesville, Florida with a population of a little over 100,000. While in Gainesville, you can cheer on the Florida Gators Football team in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, stroll through the Florida Museum of Natural History along with the Butterfly Rainforest, or trek down Devil’s Millhopper. For the zealous golfer, there are numerous courses in the area. Make sure to see the live alligators in the Gator pond on campus.
Florida Football Places to Eat and Drink
While in Gainesville, there are plenty of choices of restaurants and nightlife entertainment that will keep you coming back for more. Stop by Leonardo’s Pizza by the Slice located across from campus on University Avenue, The Swamp Restaurant, or 101 Cantina. For those late night party goers, check out Midtown which is directly across the street also on University Avenue.
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