The Florida Gators practice, work and play in a number of iconic and sustainable venues! Join us on a tour of a select few of these where we will get to talk with the people who work and play in them. Details are subject to change – please check back or sign up for e-mail announcements!.
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 84,000. 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.
In 2009, The Heavener Football Complex received platinum certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, the highest ranking available. It is the first building in Florida and the first athletic facility in the nation to achieve platinum status.
The multipurpose Stephen C. O’Connell Center, features a main arena covering more than 3.6 acres and containing 292,000 square feet. In addition to the main Exactech Arena, there is a practice court, two weight rooms, a natatorium, an indoor track, a private gymnastics arena, dance studio, martial arts studio and several classrooms. The facility is underwent a $64.5 million renovation that was completed December of 2016.
Constructed in 2009, the Donald R. Dizney Stadium achieved LEED Gold certification. The facility has two lacrosse fields – the Rob Gidel Family Practice Field and the main competition field. A practice field for Florida’s nationally-ranked soccer team is also a part of the facility, Donald R. Dizney Stadium boasts 1,500 seats that run the length of the field, offering fans a great view of the fast-paced sport. The complex includes a 12,000 square foot locker facility, which houses locker rooms for the Gators, visiting team, managers and coaches, plus a training room, an equipment room and a conference room.
Southwest Recreation Center is a 140,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility for students, faculty and staff at the University of Florida. A major renovation in 2010 updated the facility and achieved LEED Gold.
On Your Own
In addition to the above locations, conference attendees are encouraged to visit the newly renovated J. Wayne Reitz Union, the student union for the University of Florida.