Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

157 Gale Lemerand Dr
Gainesville, FL 32611

You may want to drop by, soak up the atmosphere and tradition, and run (or walk) the stairs.

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field is home to University of Florida football. Originally constructed in 1930, a series of renovations, the last in 2003, brought the seating capacity to 88,548.

As the largest stadium in Florida and one of the loudest in the country, it has a reputation for being a very difficult place for opposing teams to play. The noise level, as well as the high heat and humidity on the field make it hard for teams used to cooler climates.

Gatorade was invented here for players to combat dehydration. In the early 90s, then-Coach Steve Spurrier noted that “A swamp is where gators live. We feel comfortable there, but we hope our opponents feel tentative. A swamp is hot and sticky and can be dangerous.” Ben Hill Griffin Stadium has been called the “Swamp” ever since.