Gator Nation Tailgates

2017 Gator Nation Tailgates 

Gator Nation Tailgates are a great way for UF Alumni Association members and their guests to enjoy the 2017 football season (Not a Member? JOIN TODAY!). Tailgates are held at Emerson Alumni Hall prior to each home game and feature air conditioning, clean restrooms, an area for kids crafts, food for purchase from 4Rivers Smokehouse and a cash bar. Pre-sale food tickets are $12 per plate. A limited number of day of plates are available for purchase for $15 per plate. Enjoy 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 Gator Nation Tailgates at Emerson Alumni Hall the place to be on game day!  Lost and found is available during Gator Nation Tailgates at the Member Services desk area and at the Emerson Alumni Hall front desk the next business day.  Tailgates close 45 minutes before kick-off.  Food tickets are available for purchase until 15 minutes before closing pending availability. As a reminder, please be sure to read through the Emerson Alumni Hall check-in policy here.  

NEW! Tailgate Guest Policy has changed

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

Add Your Spouse

Life Members can add their spouse for only $200, giving them all the same benefits you currently enjoy. In addition, all Joint Life Members may bring two guests each at no charge.  Also, Annual Members can add a spouse for only $10

Click here for this season's policies at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Please note that West University Avenue is closed during game day. To learn more about the closure please click here.

2017 Gator Nation Tailgate Schedule 

Date Opponent
Tailgate Time
Game Time
9/9 NORTHERN COLORADO Canceled Canceled
 9/16  TENNESSEE 11:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
 9/30 VANDERBILT 9 a.m.  Noon
 10/7 LSU 11:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
 10/14 TEXAS A&M 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 
 11/25 FLORIDA STATE 9 a.m. Noon


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