Gator Sportshop
Gator Ticket Office
O'Connell Center


Alligator Alley
Prior to all weekend men's basketball games fans can visit Alligator Alley, an interactive play area located outside the O’Connell Center. Alligator Alley opens two hours prior to tip-off and admission to the play area is free with a game ticket. Fans can get autographs, shoot hoops, listen to music and more

Located at Gate 1

Doors open
Gates 1, 2 and 4 are open 1-1/2 Hours Prior to Tip-Off
Students: Gate 3 and opens 2 Hours Prior to Tip-Off. Students receive free admission with valid Gator One Card
(Must register in advance)

Centerplate is Stephen C. O’Connell Center’s premier hospitality provider. Centerplate uses nonprofit organizations to operate the Concession stands at all of the Gator athletic events and in return the organizations receive a percentage of the sales generated from the stand(s) that they operate. No organization is too big or small to fundraise here. Centerplate uses groups as small as four people for some stands and up to twenty people for the bigger stands. If you and your organization are interested in fundraising, please call 352.692.6244 or send an email for more details and hopefully to sign up!

Some of the delicious Concession items available include Oscar Meyer All-Beef Hotdogs, hot & fresh popcorn and hot soft pretzels. Refreshing Pepsi products are available at all of the Gator athletic events.

Some of the specialty items offered include the following:

  • Swamp Dog(gate 1) – an all-beef hotdog that comes with any of these toppings that you would like to try – chili, sauerkraut, coleslaw, shredded cheese, onions and jalapeno peppers
  • Smoked in the Swamp Pulled Pork Sandwich – available at gate 4
  • Domino’s Pizza – available at gate 1
  • Cheeseburgers, Chicken Tenders, French Fries and Turkey Legs – all available at gate 4

Located at Gates 1 & 4 (access to Levels 2 & 3 only)

Emergency Information
First Aid Station located inside the arena at Gate 4, Level 2; EMS unit located inside at Gate 4, Level 1

Gator Fan's Code of Conduct

Merchandise: Gator Sportshop
Located in the lobbies of Gate 1 and Gate 4

Parking: Men's Basketball

  • General Parking is available at the O’Connell Center garage as well as the north end of Percy Beard Track (off SW 2nd Ave.) on a first-come, first-serve basis. These lots fill up quickly, especially for weeknight games. Please note - access to the O'Connell Center garage must be from SW 2nd Ave.
  • A free shuttle service is provided from the Commuter Lot on Gale Lemerand Drive across from the UF Physics building. The shuttle begins running 2 hours prior to tipoff and then after the game until all patrons have left the arena. (If a basketball game falls on a Friday prior to a home Football game, the shuttle pick-up/drop-off location will be Garage IX, which is south of Archer Road on Gale Lemerand Drive.)
  • Disabled parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the O’Connell Center lot with a valid Disabled Placard.
  • Reserved parking is a privilege of certain Basketball Booster club levels and is located in the O’Connell Center lot outside of Gate
    1 of the arena. Please contact the Gator Boosters office for more information at (800) 344-2867, ext. 5000.

Parking: Women's Basketball

  • General Parking is available at the O’Connell Center parking lot and garage.
  • Disabled parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the O’Connell Center lot with a valid Disabled Placard.

Located in all 4 lobbies


  • No re-entry
  • No smoking or tobacco use
  • No outside food or drink
  • No weapons
  • No noise-makers
  • No banners unless pre-approved
  • No bags larger than 15"x9"x6"

O'Connell Center Security Measures

Call the O’Connell Center for more information at 352-392-5500.

Services for persons with disabilities
Wheelchair seating is designated at all gates inside arena at corners, plus along the rail between Gate 1 & 2. All disabled seating is reserved.

Prohibited Items


Ticket Office
O’Connell Center Ticket Office opens 1-1/2 hours before game at Gate 1

Will Call
Gate 1 North Box Office – general public, press (closes at halftime)
Gate 1 South Box Office – player and athlete (closes 15 minutes after tip off)

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