BEN HILL GRIFFIN STADIUM EXPERIENCE:
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Address: University Ave & Gale Lemerand Dr, Gainesville, Florida 32604
Year Opened: 1930
Former Name: Florida Field
Parking: Parking is available around the stadium, parking fees may apply
Rules: Recording devices, firearms, umbrellas are not allowed into Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Occupants: Florida Gators football
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is an outdoor football stadium located on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. The stadium is home to the Florida Gators football team. The field is known as Florida Field, the original name of the stadium itself, and the stadium as a whole is most commonly referred to as “the Swamp”, a nickname given by Steve Spurrier when he coached the Gators in the 1990’s. Visitors to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium will be struck by how well it lives up to its nickname. It is a hot and windless environment that makes life difficult for opposing teams.
In addition to being the Swamp for the Gator football team, Benn Hill Griffin Stadium has also been host to a variety of other events. The annual Gator Growl pep rally takes place at the Swamp. Headliners for that event have included Bill Cosby, Billy Crystal, Jerry Seinfeld, and Dave Chappelle. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium has also hosted a few college bowl games, like the Tangerine Bowl in 1973 and the Gator Bowl in 1994. Concerts held at the stadium include performances by Bob Dylan, Elton John, and the Rolling Stones. Look for Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to begin hosting games for the All American Football League’s Team Florida starting next year.
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is the 10th largest college stadium in the country with a capacity of just over 90,000. The crowd at a Gator football game is one of the best in all of college sports. Visitors to the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium will be blown away by the level of fan support and the hot and hostile environment visiting teams have to contend with. Whatever the event, buy Ben Hill Griffin Stadium tickets today and don’t miss an event at the Swamp!