Florida's fall soccer schedule released

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Florida soccer season No. 26 starts with a noon road match at Missouri on Saturday, Sept. 19.

The Southeastern Conference announced each team's eight-match schedule this week. Play begins next weekend and continues through the Nov. 6 weekend. Every team advances to the SEC Tournament in Orange Beach, Ala., and is guaranteed two matches at the event. Tournament action begins Nov. 13 at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.

Florida opens play at the Donald R. Dizney Stadium with a two-match homestand – Georgia (Sept. 26) and Alabama (Oct. 4). Other 2020 home action includes Vanderbilt (Oct. 18) and Tennessee (Oct. 31). Florida travels to face Texas A&M (Oct. 11), South Carolina (Oct. 25) and closes fall regular-season action at Kentucky (Nov. 8).

The Gators face three 2019 NCAA Tournament teams in consecutive weekends – at Texas A&M, vs. Vanderbilt and at South Carolina.

SEC soccer television schedule will be announced soon.

Florida Soccer 2020 Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 19 at Missouri, Noon ET

Saturday, Sept. 26 Georgia, Noon

Sunday, Oct. 4 Alabama, 5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 11 At Texas A&M, 2 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 18 Vanderbilt, 6 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 25 At South Carolina, 2 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 31Tennessee, 6 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 8 At Kentucky,Noon

Nov. 13-22SEC Tournament at Orange Beach, Ala.TBA

2020 Home Action at The Diz

Just as with Florida football's 2020 seating plan, Gator soccer looks to maximize fan seating while maintaining physical distancing.

•Admission is free at the Donald R. Dizney Stadium but will be capped at 368 fans.

•Blocks of seating for four indicated in the Dizney Stadium stands to ensure proper physical distancing. There is an empty row between to allow a walkway and adequate space between guests. Each block has six feet of distance on all sides.

•Dizney Stadium seats/rows/sections will be numbered so guests know exactly where they will be cheering the Gators. Seat location are given to fans as they arrive.

•Fans are encouraged to utilize clear bags to reduce touch points for entry gate staff

2020 SEC Soccer Plan:

•Eight-week schedule (September 18-November 8) with one (1) match per week. SEC Tournament contested following eight-week schedule.

•Regular season includes six (6) divisional opponents and two (2) crossover opponents (4 home/4 away). Regular-season champion based on results of the eight matches prior to SEC Tournament.

•14-teams at SEC Tournament – Nov. 13-22. Each team guaranteed at least two (2) matches

•SEC soccer teams will participate in spring competition as well, with details of formats contingent on final decisions by the NCAA to conduct spring championships in those sports.