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Friday August 17, 2012Florida Football Open Practice Set for Saturday at 9 a.m.

Gainesville, Fla.

The Florida football team will be holding an open practice on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in conjunction with Verizon Fan Day, which is scheduled for 3-6 p.m. at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.


Fans can use gates 1, 4, 6, 15 and 18 to enter the stands beginning at 8:30 a.m. All main stadium seating areas will be open with the exception of the upper west side seating. Two concession stands on the west side will be open for fans to purchase food and beverages.


In addition to seeing your favorite Gators in action, fans can also get their first glimpse at the newly renovated West Concourse. When the gates open Saturday, the University Athletic Association will open the lower section of the west concourse to reveal numerous major upgrades, highlighted by improvements in spacing, concessions, restrooms and graphics on both the first and second levels. The upper section of the west concourse will remain closed until the first game day.


Following the open practice, the west concourse will be closed again to put the finishing touches on the project and will reopen for the first home game against Bowling Green on September 1 at 3:30 p.m.

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