Special to Gatorsports.com
While we all await the 2019 Camping World Kickoff against Miami on Aug. 24, Gator Nation will have the chance to meet and greet Florida’s 2019 football team on Sunday, Aug. 11.
Fan Day will be held inside Exactech Arena with doors opening at 12 p.m. and the team arriving at 1:30 p.m. to sign autographs and take photos with fans for two hours.
Admission is free and complete details are listed below and UAA staff members and signage will be very prevalent at the event will to help direct fans around the facility.
Digital signage will be available on televisions in the concourses and on video boards throughout the facility.
Exactech Arena Atrium
As fans arrive inside the main lobby 90 minutes prior to the student-athletes, there will be multiple photo stations available with trophies, Albert & Alberta, Gatorettes and both Spirit Squads.
In addition, Gatorettes and Spirit Squads will be signing autographs for fans.
Face Painters and a Caricature Artist will be stationed inside the lobby too.
Head Coach Dan Mullen and players will be available to sign autographs on the official 2019 Florida football schedule posters, which can be picked up at the event.
* Dan Mullen – Center Court Club
o There is a limit of 200 individuals allowed inside the Center Club at one time. UAA staff members and signage will help assist fans in creating an expectation of whether or not they will be able to see Coach Mullen before the event ends at 3:30 p.m.
* Running Backs – Dance Studio
* Quarterbacks – Florida Room
* Linebackers – Gate 4
* Offense & Defensive Line, Tight Ends – Practice Court
* Defensive Backs, Wide Receivers, Special Teams – Main Arena Floor
As mentioned above, directional signage will be placed around the facility to help fans get from one location to the next. In addition, there will be signs letting fans know the wait to get an autograph.
Season Ticket Holders
Gators football season ticket holders can gain entry to Exactech Arena through the Admin Gate (Gate 1) and will receive a few amenities upon entering the building.
To expedite entry, season ticket holders will need to provide their Gator Booster card. However, representatives will be available to assist if a season ticket holder does not their card.
Fans in attendance can purchase concessions as stands will be open throughout the concourse inside the arena.
UAA Guidelines for Fan Day
* Due to NCAA compliance issues, no items other than the UAA provided posters at the event may be autographed. Fans may not bring outside items into the IPF for autographs.
* Posters will be available at each station for autographs.
o Each fan is limited to two (2) autographs per student-athlete to help keep lines moving forward and allow everyone a chance to get autographs. Violation of this rule will cause fans to be removed from the line.
o Fans are not allowed to leave lines and go behind tables to take photos with any student-athletes. If you plan to take pictures, please stay in lines and have the photo taken from the line. Violation of this rule will cause fans to be removed from the line.
o Fans are prohibited from asking student-athletes to sign autographs after the student-athletes leave the signing table to exit the facility.
* Due to time constraints, we will have to cut lines off as we near the end of the event.
o We thank you in advance for your understanding.
2019 Ticket Info
Single-game tickets to Florida football home games are on sale now to the general public.
The 2019 home schedule features home games against Tennessee, Auburn, Vanderbilt and Florida State.
The quickest and most efficient way to order is online by visiting “My Account” under the Gators Ticket Office tab on FloridaGators.com. Fans may also call the Gators Ticket Office at (352) 375-4683 or visit the Ticket Office on the west side of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fans can still purchase 2019 season tickets by contacting the Gators Ticket Office. Season ticket prices for the 2019 football season start at $380 per seat.
As in previous years, payment plans are available to Gators Football season ticket holders. Season ticket holders can opt in to a payment plan online or by speaking with their Gators Ticket Office Representative.
UAA Guidelines for Autographed Items
* The following guidelines are applicable to items (e.g. posters) that contain the signature of either a student-athlete or a coach at the University of Florida.
o The autographed item shall not be provided to a high school or to a high school staff member (e.g. coach, athletic director, principal, etc.)
o The autographed item shall not be provided to a high school athlete or to the parents of a high school athlete.
o The autographed item shall not be provided to a high school booster or to a high school booster organization.
o The autographed item shall not be sold without the written consent of the University Athletic Association, Inc.
o The University Athletic Association, Inc. reserves the right to request the return of any autographed item.
* Should you have questions or comments about these guidelines, please contact the University Athletic Association by calling 1-800-34-GATOR.
It’s called the O-Dome, or the O’Connell Center… Why does an independent newspaper have to go along with stupid marketing BS?