Gators Open Trio of Bowl Practices to Public
As Florida prepares for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Dec. 29, Dan Mullen will open up three practices of bowl preparation to the public.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida football coach Dan Mullen has announced that the first three UF bowl prep practices will be open to the public. The open practices are on Dec. 14 (3:25-5:40 p.m.), 15 (3:10-5:25 p.m.) and 16 (2:25-4:40 p.m.).
All three practices will be held at the Sanders Practice Fields. Bleachers will be set up on the east side of the practice fields. Fans can congregate on the east and south sides to watch practice.
Entrance to Sanders:
Fans will see a lane outside the baseball ticket office for football practice, which will lead them directly into the Sanders Practice Facility/Indoor Practice Field. Restrooms for fans will be inside McKethan Stadium on the third base side of the concourse.
Parking will be available in the main Stephen C. O’Connell Center parking lot and garage. However, fans are reminded that there are graduations on Friday (Dec. 14), Saturday (Dec. 15), and Sunday (Dec. 16) inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and Exactech Arena.
- Commencement Ceremonies:
- Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
- Saturday – 9 – 11 a.m.
- Exactech Arena
- Friday – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.; 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
- Saturday – 2 – 4 p.m.; 7 – 9 p.m.
- Sunday – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
With that, parking in the O’Connell Center lot and garage will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional parking on campus can be found here in the below map, as UF Transportation & Parking restrictions are lifted on a weekend.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Info
The Gators will make the trip to Atlanta where they will play No. 7 Michigan in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl on Dec. 29, 2018. The game is scheduled to kick off at 12 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN.
The Gators have played in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl just two times. The Gators fell to West Virginia in 1982, 26-6, and lost to Miami (FL) in 2004, 27-10.
Florida’s No. 10 ranking is its highest at the conclusion of the regular season since the Gators sat third after the 2012 regular season. With a win in the bowl game, the Gators would record their 10th win in a single season for the 15th time in program history and first since 2015. Meanwhile, Dan Mullen would become the 11th coach in SEC history to win 10 games in his first season, and he would join Gus Malzahn (2013) as the only other man to do it after inheriting a team that won fewer than five games the year prior to his arrival
Florida (9-3, 5-3 SEC) will be facing Michigan (10-2, 8-1 B1G) for the fifth time in school history, with three of the four matchups coming in postseason bowl games. The Wolverines have defeated the Gators in all four meetings.
Complete bowl ordering information can be found here: https://floridagators.com/sports/2018/10/22/football-bowl-tickets.aspx
National Signing Day — #SwampSquadXIX
December is an exciting month for the Gators, as Dec. 19 begins the early signing period for recruiting and Florida will play in its bowl game shortly thereafter.
More details will follow regarding that event will be released closer to the date.