Game at the Swamp

The Swamp

Nothing beats cheering on the Florida Gators with 90,000 of your closest friends on game day. Since its construction in 1930, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (aka The Swamp) has been the official home to Gator football.

The Stadium was originally known as Florida Field, but officially became Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in 1989. It is most commonly referred to as "The Swamp." This nickname originated when former Gator's Coach Steve Spurrier referred to the stadium as “The Swamp.”

The Swamp has a reputation of being an intense place on game-day. The stadium is set up in a way that the entirety of the field is enclosed with seats. In addition, the stands are steep, which brings the fans closer to the action. Intense heats are strengthened due to the lack of breeze able to penetrate the stadium.

Gator fans are known for being fanatical. For 17 consecutive seasons, every single home game has been a sellout. “The Swamp” also has a reputation for being extremely loud on game-day.

The highlight of college for many UF students is seeing the Gators play football in "The Swamp."

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