Friday, April 9, 2010

Orange and Blue Game Saturday

Orange and Blue Game Day Info:

The University of Florida’s 2010 Orange & Blue Debut presented by Scotts takes place on Saturday, April 10, at 1 p.m. at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Below is pertinent information for fans attending the game, including logistical information as well as promotional activities surrounding the event.

Fans are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance of game day to avoid long lines at the ticket window. Tickets may be purchased in person at the ticket office located in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium during business hours, order online, or call 1-800-34-GATOR.

Current UF students with a valid Gator1 Card, members of Gator Boosters, F Club Letterwinners and Alumni Association members are all admitted free of charge. These fans need to present their membership/identification card(s) at the gate on game day for free admittance.

• O'Connell Center surface lot - reserved passes and disabled parking only
• O'Connell Center garage - first come, first serve parking until full
• Other campus lots are open to public parking
*Shuttles will run beginning at 10am from large commuter lot south of Museum Rd.

The following gates will be open for entry into the stadium: 1, 4, 7, 12 and 15. The upper north and south seating areas will be closed.

First Aid Stations
First aid stations will be located on the east and west concourses, as well as in the Champions Club.

Broadcast Information
Live on GatorVision Online (Subscription-based service); Gator Radio Network airing on WRUF-AM 850 and WRUF-FM 103.7 locally, simulcast on Cox channel 946 in Gainesville/Ocala; Yahoo! Streaming (free); XM Radio channel 199, and Sirius Radio channel 216 (must have Best of XM package).

The game will also air tape-delayed on Sun Sports at the following times:

• Sunday, April 11 - 9 a.m.
• Sunday, April 18 - 9 a.m.
• Wednesday, April 21 - 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, April 27 - 11 p.m.
• Sunday, May 2 - 9 a.m.

Gator Alumni-Student Flag Football Game
A flag football game between Gator alumni and current UF students affiliated with the UF Rec Sports program will take place on Florida Field at approximately 11:45 a.m. The teams will be coached by Florida wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni and linebackers coach D.J. Durkin. Scheduled participants include Chris Doering, Jacquez Green, Willie Jackson Jr., Travis McGriff and others (subject to change).

Great Gator Yard Sale
The Gator SportShop’s annual Great Gator Yard Sale begins at 9 a.m. outside of the Gator SportShop by Gate 9.

Guest Student Assistant Coaches
Two UF students will be randomly selected to serve as Guest Assistant Coaches on the sidelines for the game, with each student given the chance to select the first offensive play for their respective team. To enter, students may email their name and contact information to the UAA Marketing & Promotions Department (promotions@gators.uaa.ufl
.edu). Entries must be submitted by noon on Friday, April 9.

Verizon Wireless Gator FanFest
The FanFest will take place outside Gates 6 and 7 of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Live music includes performances by The Manor (10:30 a.m.) and Eager Beaver (11:45 a.m.). Free samples will be available from Gator sponsors including Gustafson Milk and Pepsi. Other sponsors will set up interactive games and distribute product coupons and Gator-branded giveaways, including Florida Farm Bureau Insurance, The District on 62nd, Lincoln Mercury, Scotts, Mid-Florida Heating and air, Nationwide Insurance, Verizon Wireless and Fans will also be able to get autographs from Florida’s most recent national champion teams – women’s swimming and diving and men’s track and field – as well as the women’s track and field team.

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