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Wednesday December 8, 2010Gator Ticket Office Announces Ticket Ordering Information For Outback Bowl

Gainesville, Fla.

The University of Florida football team has accepted an invitation to play Big 10 representative Penn State in the 25th annual Outback Bowl on Jan. 1, 2011, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The game will be broadcast on ABC Sports at 1 p.m. The Gators will be making their 20th-straight bowl appearance, which ranks first in the SEC and second nationally. It will be Florida's fourth appearance in the Outback Bowl.

This will be just the third meeting all-time between UF and the Nittany Lions, as the Orange and Blue posted a 17-7 win in the Gator Bowl on Dec. 30, 1962, and collected a 21-6 victory in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1, 1998. Florida is 18-19 all-time in bowls and owns a 1-2 record in the Outback Bowl, with its most recent trip to the contest a 31-24 victory over Iowa on Jan. 2, 2006.

"We are excited to hear that we are going to the Outback Bowl and play in another New Year's Day game," head coach Urban Meyer said. "We are proud of our history of playing in January Bowl games - not everyone gets to enjoy that experience. We've been fortunate around here to be in a bowl game for 20 consecutive years and I've told our players and staff to not take that for granted. This is a tremendous opportunity to continue to grow and develop as a football team, while having a week of hospitality in the great Gator city of Tampa."

"I have fond memories of my first bowl game at Florida in the 2006 Outback game. I remember the great job that Jim McVay and his staff did in hosting our football team. I want to thank Jim and the Outback Bowl Committee for inviting us back. We look forward to facing Penn State and one of the true legends in the game in Coach Joe Paterno. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Coach Paterno and I will be honored to have the opportunity to coach in the same game as him."

The Gator Ticket Office will begin taking ticket orders for the 2011 Outback Bowl on Monday, Dec. 6, 2011, starting at 8:30 a.m. All fans can order online at www.GatorZone.com/tickets, by visiting the Gator Ticket Office starting on Monday or by calling their order in. THE DEADLINE FOR ORDERING BOWL TICKETS IS 11:59 P.M., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010. All orders MUST be received by the Ticket Office by this time.

The Gator Ticket Office will accept ticket orders from all Gator Boosters and general public fans and there will be no limits on the number of tickets a fan may order. However, if the Gator Ticket Office oversells by the deadline, tickets may be reduced or refunded using the Gator Booster Priority Point system. If the Gator Ticket Office must issue reductions or refunds, notifications will be made as soon as possible after the deadline.

Outback Bowl tickets are $70 for stadium seats or $150 for Club seats. A map of seating allotments can be viewed on www.GatorZone.com/tickets. All tickets will be sent via first-class U.S. mail during the week of December 13 to those fans who purchase tickets.

There are three ways fans can purchase tickets:

  1. The quickest and most efficient way to order tickets is by placing your order online.
  2. Call 800-344-2867, ext. 6800 (Nationwide), Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and place an order with a Gator Ticket Office Specialist.
  3. Come to the Gator Ticket Office and place an order with a Ticket Office Specialist. The Ticket Office is located on the west side of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* UF Students will have an opportunity to purchase 2011 Outback Bowl tickets on Monday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $70 each and are limited to one (1) per full-time, UF student. To purchase, students must visit GatorZone.com/tickets/students.

Students who purchase tickets MUST pick up their student bowl ticket at the Student Ticket Office, Wednesday, Dec. 8, through Friday, Dec. 10. Students must bring their valid Gator1 ID with them to pick up their ticket. All UF students will be sent a detailed e-mail to their Gatorlink e-mail address detailing these procedures.

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