Wednesday January 10, 2007UF To Celebrate Football BCS National Championship Saturday At Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
The University of Florida will celebrate its second national championship in football on Saturday, Jan. 13, from Noon to 1 p.m. at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The event will air live on Sun Sports and will replay on Sun Sports on Sunday (1 p.m.), Monday (6 p.m.) and Wednesday, (6:30 p.m.)
All stadium gates except 16, 17 and 18 will be open beginning at 10:30 a.m. Following the celebration, fans are encouraged to remain in the stadium to watch the video board telecast of the Gator men's basketball game at South Carolina at 1 p.m.
Fans will be able to alleviate parking concerns by utilizing the commuter lot located on Gale Lemerand Drive, parking garage nine (located next to Shands), or the Oaks Mall South Parking Lot. Shuttles from these locations will begin at 9 a.m. and will be free.
The event will begin at Noon and will include comments from head coach Urban Meyer, as well as members of the national champion Gators. Highlight videos will be shown in addition to the BCS National Championship Game against Ohio State, which will air when gates open at 10:30 a.m.
The cheerleaders and Pride of the Sunshine Marching Band will both perform to help the Gators celebrate the second national title in school history.
The Gators captured the 2006 BCS National Championship with a 41-14 victory over No. 1 Ohio State on Monday, Jan. 8, in Glendale, Ariz.
Fans can purchase BCS National Championship merchandise at the Gator Sport Shop located in the North End Zone of the stadium. The Gator Sport Shop will open from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. In addition, concession stands will be open during the event except in the South End Zone.