The University of Florida Gators Football program is always one of the toughest and most exciting college football teams in the country. The team celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2006 by winning the national championship. The Florida Gators have another national title under their belt from 1996 and 7 conference titles. Having suited up such legendary players as Steve Spurrier, Emmitt Smith, Chris Collinsworth, and Danny Weurfel, the Florida Gators has long brought some of the nation's top talent to Gainesville, Florida. A home game in northern Florida is not to be missed. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Florida Gator football tickets.
2016 Florida Gators Season Preview
The Florida gators entered last season at a crossroads, and the team went a direction that Gators fans were hoping they wouldn’t. Florida’s offensive woes continued, as the team lost tough SEC East games against LSU, Missouri, and South Carolina, before falling to in state rival Florida State. The season proved to be the end for Will Muschamp, and Florida brought in former Colorado State coach Jim McElwain to take the reins. McElwain will inherit a young Florida offense in 2015. Florida is expected to start as many as 6 underclassmen on offense, including freshman Will Grier. But McElwain has proven to exceed expectations, especially on the offensive side of the ball. The Florida Gators 2015 defense will once again be the pride of the team, with the veteran unit holding the talent to be the best defense in the SEC East. It is always hard to judge teams with new head coaches, but Florida has the talent to surprise teams in 2015. Top games on the Florida Gators 2015 schedule include home games against Tennessee, Ole Miss, Georgia, and Florida State.
Check out our Florida Gators Season Preview History page for previews of previous Gators seasons.
Florida Gators Football at The Swamp Address: 157 Gale Lemerand Dr, Gainesville, Florida, 32601
The Florida Gators play heir home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. Holding over 90,000 spectators, it's the 10th largest college stadium in America. Also known as the Swamp, the stadium is considered one of the most inhospitable venues to play as a visiting team. On-field temperatures often reach over 100 degrees, and with the closed-in design of the stands, there is no breeze to bring relief from the heat. Then there's the crowd, which also takes advantage of the bowl shape of the stadium to be one of the loudest in college football. The Florida Gators home bench is on the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium sideline with sections 2-16. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium parking is covered in our Gators event guide.
There’s not many rivalries that have produced the games and moments this one has, even going so far as a national title game in 1996 that was won by Florida. Whether it’s 94’s Choke at Doak or the Sugar Bowl, the names usually involved in this rivalry are legendary. From Bowden to Spurrier to Tebow, this is a game you do not want to miss.
Held annually in Jacksonville at Everbank Field, it’s the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party – one of the only places where the pre-game is as crazy and adventurous as the contest itself. Fans from Athens and Gainesville make the trip to Jacksonville to be a part of a huge rivalry and lots of fun, and this game is a must for any college football fan.
Florida Gators in the College Football Playoff, Bowl Games, and SEC Championship
It hasn’t been since 1990 that the Gators have failed to reach postseason play and over that time they have put together two National Champion Seasons, winning it all in 2006 and 2008. Their .500 record over 40 plus historical bowl games is impressive but their eight SEC Championships since 1991 is even more remarkable.
Florida Gators Event Guide
Where is the best place in Gainesville to grab a drink the night before a Gators game?
Florida is annually ranked as one of the “top party schools in America” so Gainesville has lots of nightlife options. Around Ben Hill Griffin Stadium there is the Swamp Restaurant, Grog House and Salty Dog Saloon. Downtown you can visit Market Street Pub.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Florida Gators football schedule?
The Gators 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the SEC. Florida plays in the SEC East, which means games against Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Missouri. Game times are announced by the SEC as soon as the TV schedule is set. Florida's home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also play Georgia in the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. If you are looking for Gators news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Florida Gators team roster.
Where are best places to eat before a Florida football game?
Gainesville, Florida is a small college town (Population: 126,000), but has some great food options. For Florida style barbeque, try David’s BBQ or Newberry Backyard BBQ. Satchels (Pizza) or Mexico Lindo are good casual options. Manuel’s Vintage Room rates as the best fine dining in Gainesville.
How can I buy cheap Florida Gators tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Florida football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Florida tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee SEC opponents, like Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia, can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer best opportunity to purchase Florida tickets near face value.
Where is the best place to park for a Florida Gators football game?
There are pay lots on campus and in the surrounding area that start as low as $10 per spot. There are also reserved parking spots on campus that require a parking pass. Drive down West University Avenue and you will see signs directing you to these options.
Can I buy Florida Gators football season tickets?
Florida Gators season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Florida football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.