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About Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium 

Located in Gainesville, Florida, just a quick jaunt southwest from Jacksonville, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium sits proudly on the campus of the University of Florida’s Gainesville campus. Known affectionately as “the Swamp” by students and NCAA football fans alike, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium can hold more than 88,000 screaming fans, making it both the 12th largest collegiate football stadium in the US and the 12th largest stadium in the entire world.


The History of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium’s story begins all the way back in 1930 when it was simply known as Florida Field. It could only accommodate around 22,000 fans, which might have been quite a lot back then but is pretty much nothing today when it comes to football crowds. Over the decades, the stadium has grown steadily larger and more modern. 

Finally, in 1989 the name changed to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. However, the official full name of the field is “Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field,” so if you want to keep calling it Florida Field go right ahead, we won’t tell anyone. Promise.


What Makes Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Events So Special?

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is one of the most raucous football stadiums. Very loud and loyal crowds provide a real serious home-field advantage, and with temperatures easily in excess of 100 degrees down on the field, this field’s nickname of The Swamp is accurate. Is it any wonder that the University of Florida invented Gatorade to keep its football players hydrated?


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Ben Hill Griffin Stadium located?

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is located in Gainesville, Florida.


What kind of events does Ben Hill Griffin Stadium host?

Believe it or not, there aren’t many concerts held at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, despite its massive size being perfect for huge arena shows. There used to be plenty up until the 1990s, but school administrators decided to put a kibosh on them to preserve the venue’s turf. So, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium events are only football-related. After all, the Gators take their football very seriously!


Which team is playing at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium?

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium has been the home of the Florida Gators, the University of Florida’s NCAA athletic division, with Gators football being the primary tenant. The stadium has also been a host for the annual collegiate Gator Bowl starting in 1994.


Where can I park for free at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium?

Parking at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium events is very limited. All lots that are not reserved are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend you arrive early to secure your spot. 


What is the seating capacity of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium?

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium sporting events can host over 88,000 cheering fans. 


Who owns Ben Hill Griffin Stadium?

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is operated by the University Athletic Association.


How do I get to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium using public transport?

Fans wishing to reach Ben Hill Griffin Stadium events using public transportation are in luck. The RTS connects the stadium to the city of Gainesville, meaning, no matter where you’re coming from you’ll be able to reach the event with time to spare and at a fraction of the price.

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