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Sunday March 15, 2009Gator Ticket Office Announces 2009 NIT Ticket Information

Gainesville, Fla.

The University of Florida has accepted an invitation to play in the National Invitational Tournament and will host an opening round game on Wed., March 18, in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center against Jacksonville University. 


Starting Sun., March 15, the Gator Ticket Office is accepting ticket orders from season ticket holders only for the first and second rounds of the National Invitational Tournament.  If Florida wins its opening round game, a second round game will be played in the O’Connell Center the weekend of March 20-22. All UF men’s basketball season ticket holders have until 5 p.m., Mon., March 16, to place an order to reclaim their same season seats for both the first and second rounds of the NIT.  Tickets are $12 for each round of play. 


Season ticket holders must order both rounds at the same time prior to the 5 p.m., Mon., deadline if they wish to claim their same season seats for the first two rounds.  All second round NIT orders will only be filled if the University of Florida advances.  If UF does not advance, all second round tickets will be refunded.


Starting at 6 p.m. Mon., all general public fans may place their ticket orders for the first and second rounds of the NIT. General public ticket orders will be accepted until sold out or all the way until game time.


Season ticket holders can order tickets using the following ordering methods to submit their orders by 5 p.m. March 16.  General public fans may use the below ordering methods starting Mon., March 16, at 6 p.m.


1.      Online at

2.      Call the Gator Ticket Office and place your order with a Ticket Operations Specialist at (352) 375-4683, ext. 6800.  The Gator Ticket Office is open from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

3.      Walk up and place your order at the Gator Ticket Office, located at Gate 1 of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, starting Mon., March 16, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.



Ticket Pick Up or Print At Home Feature:

All fans who purchase tickets may pick up their tickets at Will Call (located at Gate 1 of the O’Connell Center) the day of the game, beginning at 9:00 a.m. until tip-off, or may print their tickets at home in advance by visiting  Fans electing to print their tickets at home may do so by logging into their account and then clicking on “Print your tickets to upcoming games.”  This is the most efficient method of obtaining your tickets and will allow you to avoid any will call lines on game day.


Student Tickets

UF students will be admitted FREE with their Gator1 ID card and need to enter the O’Connell Center through Gate 3 on game day.  NO RESERVATIONS are needed and seating is first-come, first-in line at Gate 3.  Students may begin lining up at 1:00 p.m. the day of the game.




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