Gator Nation Tailgates

Gator Nation Tailgates for the 2016 Football Season

Gator Nation Tailgates are a great way to enjoy the 2016 football season. Held each home game at Emerson Alumni Hall, Gator Nation Tailgates are open to all members of the UF Alumni Association. The tailgate opens prior to kick-off and closes one hour before the start of the game. The tailgate features air conditioning, clean restrooms, an area for kids crafts, food for purchase from 4 Rivers Smokehouse and a cash bar. Pre-sale tickets are $12 per plate, while a limited number of day of plates will be available for purchase for $15 per plate. There will also be a visit from everyone's favorite mascots, Albert and Alberta, along with a performance from the Gator cheer squad. Tailgate games and a hassle-free environment make the Gator Nation Tailgates at Emerson Alumni Hall the place to be on gameday!  Lost and found will be available during Gator Nation Tailgates at the Member Services desk area.  Food tickets will be available for purchase until 15 minutes before the tailgate closes. As a reminder, please be sure to read through the Emerson Alumni Hall check-in policy here. 

Life Members of the UF Alumni Association may each bring a complimentary guest.  Annual members may also bring a guest for $10 per guest.  Please note that all children 17 and under are complimentary to attend with their parent or guardian.  All underage guests must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Gator Nation Tailgates are going green! The UF Alumni Association is partnering again this year with UF’s Office of Sustainability to reduce waste during our tailgate events by promoting recycling of bottles and cans, and by collecting plates, cups, napkins, and food scraps for compost. Be sure to dispose of your items in the appropriately marked bins to help us in our mission to beat waste! For more information on these and other green efforts taking place on campus and in Gator athletics, talk to a member of the Office of Sustainability team during our tailgate events, or visit

Click here to be sure that you're in the know for the new policies at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium this season! 

Please note that West University Avenue will be closed during gameday this season.  To learn more about the closure please click here.

2016 Gator Nation Tailgate Schedule

Date Opponent
Tailgate Time
Game Time
Pre-purchase food ticket link
 11/12  SOUTH CAROLINA  TBD  TBD  Food tickets here.
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