The Florida State Seminoles football program traces its roots back to 1899. The team would transfer to the University of Florida when Florida State became an all-women's college from 1905 to the end of World War II. Once men again began attending Florida State, the program was restarted, setting up the perfect in-state rivalry with the Florida Gators. Florida State's other major rivalry is with the University of Miami (Florida), with whom the Seminoles have long competed for ACC dominance. Some of the great players to wear the Seminoles uniform include Charlie Ward, Chris Weinke, Deion Sanders, and Warrick Dunn, just to name a very few. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Florida State Seminoles football tickets.
2016 Florida State Season Preview
Florida State has been the most successful football team over the last two years, going a combined 27-1 during that span. The expectations for the Seminoles were so high last season, that despite winning the ACC, and reaching the first ever College Football Playoff, there was disappointment in Tallahassee that they did not bring another title back to Florida State. Expectations for Florida State will still be high in 2015, but diminished from the previous two season. Gone is Heisman trophy winner Jameis Winston and in is a quarterback controversy. Former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson will battle junior Sean Maguire for the Seminoles starting quarterback spot. Whoever wins the job will inherit a talented Seminoles offense, which includes standouts Dalvin Cook, and Travis Rudolph. While Florida State’s offense should be dangerous again in 2015, it will be their defense that will likely prove pivotal to their ACC title chances. Florida State’s 2015 defensive unit will feature 5 senior starters, including linebackers Reggie Northrup and Terrance Smith. Despite all of the changes, Florida State is still the favorite to repeat as ACC champions in 2015. Top games on the Florida State Seminoles 2015 schedule include Miami, Louisville, at Georgia Tech, and at Clemson.
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Florida State Seminoles Football at Doak Campbell Stadium Address: 288 Champions Way, Tallahassee, Florida, 32306
The Florida State Seminoles play their home games on Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. The stadium has been home to the Seminoles since 1950 and holds over 82,000 screaming fans. As you approach this historic stadium you'll notice the statue of Chief Osceola with the word “Unconquered” carved below it, as well as a statue of living legend Bobby Bowden. It's a sight that underlines the history and proud tradition of Seminoles football. The Florida State Seminoles sideline is on the Doak Campbell Stadium sideline with sections 27-39. Doak Campbell Stadium parking information is covered in our Seminoles event guide.
Doak Campbell Stadium Experience
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.
If you’ve been a football fan over the last 20 years, you’ve watched some exciting FSU-Miami games. From “Wide Right” 1 & 2 to the 2004 Orange Bowl, we’ve seen some big games change the national championship landscape of the season on a single pass, run and even kick. The 2006 Seminoles-Hurricanes game is the most watched college football game in ESPN history.
Florida State in the College Football Playoff, Bowl Games, and ACC Championship
An 89% winning percentage during the 90’s really did a great job of putting the Seminoles on the map; their incredible three-year run of reaching the National Championship separated them from everyone else. A downright dominant College Football program, the Florida State Seminoles has collected a notable 25 plus bowl wins on their resume, which includes National Championship victories in the 1999 and 2014 and 14 ACC titles. Ticketcity offers tickets to all college football bowl games and the ACC Championship Game.
Florida State Seminoles Event Guide
Where are good places to eat before a Seminoles game?
Prime Time and A.J. Sports are two great sports bars close to campus that are usually full of Seminoles fans before and after games. If you are looking for a great pre-game pizza, try Momo’s Pizza, Gaines Street Pies, and Decent Pizza. Barbeque junkies should not miss out on visiting Mo Betta BBQ or Sweet Rack Rib Shack. They are two of the best places for barbeque in Florida. If you are looking for a quick bite to eat before the game try Super Perros, Guthrie’s of Tallahassee, or Zaxby’s. For a more upscale dining experience check out A La Provence, The Mockingbird, or Cypress Restaurant. Other good places in the area are Kool Beanz Café, Bella Bella, and Sakura.
How can I buy cheap Florida State Seminoles tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Florida State football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Florida State tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee ACC opponents, like Miami, Clemson and Virginia Tech, 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 State tickets near face value.
Where is the best place to park at Doak Campbell Stadium?
Parking at Doak Campbell Stadium, like many other college stadiums, is tricky. If you are not a season ticket holder your best bet will be to look to off campus parking. There are a few paid parking lots on Lake Bradford Road to the south of the stadium at Gaines Street. The Civic Center, located at the corner of Pensacola Street and St. Augustine Street offers parking and usually has a paid shuttle to and from the stadium. There are also parking spaces to the west of Doak Campbell Stadium along Ocala and Stadium Drive. Try looking in the neighborhoods around those two streets.
What time do the gates open prior to a Seminoles game?
Gates at Doak Campbell Stadium open two hours before kickoff.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Florida State Seminoles football schedule?
The Seminoles 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the ACC. Florida State plays in the ACC Atlantic Division, which means games against Clemson, Boston College, North Carolina State and Syracuse. Game times are announced by the ACC as soon as the TV schedule is set. Florida State's home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also play Florida in the Battle for the Governor’s Cup. If you are looking for Seminoles news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Florida State Seminoles team roster.
Does my child need a ticket to attend the game?
All persons entering Doak Campbell Stadium are required to have a ticket.
Can I buy Florida State Seminoles football season tickets?
Florida State Seminoles 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 State football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Doak Campbell Stadium.
What are the best concession foods at a Florida State home game?
Doak Campbell Stadium has a variety of options for in-stadium food, including food giants Chick-fil-a, Chili’s and Pizza Hut. Piggy’s BBQ offers a fine pulled pork sandwich and Zatarain’s is the spot for tasty jambalaya. Wash it down and cool off with an Italian ice from Repicci’s.