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Sunday December 7, 2008Gator Ticket Office Announces Ticket Ordering Information for BCS National Championship Football Game

Gainesville, Fla.

The University of Florida football team has accepted an invitation to play in the 2009 FedEx BCS National Championship Game on FOX on Jan. 8, 2009, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami, FL. The Gators will be making their 18th straight bowl appearance, which ranks first in the SEC and second nationally.

The Gator Ticket Office will begin taking orders for the BCS National Championship Game on Sun., Dec. 7, 2008, starting at 9 p.m. Football Booster season ticket holders can order online at GatorZone.com, by calling the G.A.T.O.R.S. phone system at (877) 428-6742 (toll-free) or locally at (352) 384-3261, by visiting the Gator Ticket Office or by mailing their order in.

THE DEADLINE FOR ORDERING BOWL TICKETS IS 11:59 P.M. , WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2008. All orders MUST be received by the Ticket Office by this time.

Tickets are $175 each and football season ticket holders are allowed to order ONLY if they meet the minimum point cut-off, and within the limits listed below for each priority.

The booster priority point cutoff for the BCS National Championship Game is 510 points for boosters and 130 points for UF faculty/staff.

Bull Gator (510 points and above)8 tickets
Bull Gator (386 – 509 points)4 tickets
Bull Gator (385 points and below)2 tickets
* Grand Gator2/4 tickets
* Scholarship Club2/4 tickets
Scholarship Partner2 tickets
All other Booster Season Ticket Holders2 tickets
UF Faculty/Staff2 tickets

* If the number of season tickets is only two, only two bowl tickets can be ordered.

All tickets will be sent via first-class US mail the week of December 15 to those boosters who qualify and purchase their tickets.

*** UF Students will have an opportunity to enter the 2009 BCS National Championship Football Bowl Game Lottery to have a right to purchase bowl tickets. This lottery registration period for all UF students will begin Wednesday, Dec. 10 at noon EST and will run through 11:59 p.m. , Fri. , Dec. 12, 2008. Tickets are $175 each and are limited to one (1) per full-time, UF student.

This BCS Bowl Game Student Lottery will be done by a classification system, just like the student season football ticket lottery is. Students will be prioritized based on their UF credit hours earned and then be randomly selected from the pool of registered students. Students who have earned 90 or more UF credit hours have the best chance of being selected a winner of the lottery.

Students will visit gatorzone.com/tickets/students to pre-pay for their tickets and enter the student lottery. All UF students who register for the lottery will be sent an email to their Gatorlink email address by Mon. , Dec. 15 to let them know if they have or have not won the lottery.

Students who are declared winners of the lottery MUST pick up their student ticket voucher at the Student Ticket Office, Tues. , Dec. 16 through Thurs. , Dec. 18. Students must bring two forms of ID with them to pick up their voucher (Gator1 ID and a drivers’ license), and also their ticket at the bowl site in Miami on game night. All UF students will be sent a detailed email to their Gatorlink email address detailing these procedures.

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