UF planning Fan Day for football, volleyball teams

Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7:32 p.m.

To kick off the 2013 season, the Florida football team and volleyball team will once again come together for a special fan day experience.



What: The Verizon Fan Day for Gator football and volleyball teams.

When: 3-6 p.m. Aug. 17; gates open at 2:30 p.m.

Where: O’Connell Center, UF campus.

Information: Visit www.gatorzone.com.

On Aug. 17, from 3-6 p.m., both teams will take part in Verizon Fan Day in the O'Connell Center. Admission is free and gates will open at 2:30 p.m.

Gator fans will have the chance to get autographs from members of the football and volleyball teams, coach Will Muschamp, the volleyball coaching staff, cheerleaders and Gatorettes.

The University Athletic Association will supply 2013 Gator football and volleyball team posters for coach and athlete autographs.

The UAA cannot allow outside items to be brought in to the event due to NCAA compliance issues.

Due to the high demand for many of the players' and coaches' autographs, the lines will be monitored and closed to ensure that fans are not waiting for autographs with no chance of reaching the signing table by the event's conclusion.

In addition to the autograph session, the volleyball team will hold its annual Orange & Blue scrimmage from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

The volleyball team will then sign autographs for fans from 5-6 p.m.

Earlier in the day, Gator Boosters and the UAA Ticket Office will host a Select-A-Seat event from noon-2 p.m. in the Evans Champions Club. Fans interested in purchasing season or single game premium seat tickets for the 2013 Florida football season can register for a tour and get a taste of the experience, before the Fan Day event, by visiting Gator Boosters online at GatorBoosters.org.

Fans can also visit the Bryan E. Kornblau Foyer, located in the James W. "Bill" Heavener Football Complex, which will be open from noon-6:30 p.m. that afternoon. Fans can view the trophy cases and hi-definition televisions, displaying highlights from the Gators' national championships in 1996, 2006 and 2008, as well as the three crystal national championship trophies.

Also on display will be all three Heisman Trophies and tributes to the eight SEC Championships that the Gators have earned since 1991.

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