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GAINESVILLE INFORMATION

The University of Florida is located in Gainesville, FL, and is located approximately 90 miles from Orlando and Jacksonville. Established in 1853, the University of Florida is the third largest college in the country with a student body just over 50,000. It is a land grant and research university that sits on 2,000 acres and has 16 different colleges. The school is nicknamed the Gators and the official colors are orange and royal blue. The sports teams participate in the SEC Conference and are very successful winning 27 National Championships. The football team plays at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, named the third best college venue in the country by Sports Illustrated.
On the Web: University of Texas - Austin Tourism Information
BEN HILL GRIFFIN STADIUM INFORMATION 2010 GATORS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
-Name: Ben Hill Stadium
-Location: Gainesville, FL
-Tenant: Florida Gators

-Capacity: 88,548
-Surface:  Grass
-Opened: October 27, 1934
-Cost: $3 million

-Address: University of Florida,
Gainesville, FL 32611

On the Web: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

-9/4 - MIAMI-OH
-9/11 - SOUTH FLORIDA
-9/18 - at Tennessee
-9/25 - KENTUCKY
-10/2 - at Alabama
-10/9 - LSU
-10/16 - MISSISSIPPI STATE
-10/30 - at Georgia
-11/6 - at Vanderbilt
-11/13 - SOUTH CAROLINA
-11/20 - APPALACHIAN STATE
-11/27 - at Florida Stadium

HOTELS NEAR BEN HILL GRIFFIN STADIUM TRAVELING AROUND GAINESVILLE
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-Public Transit: The Gainesville Region Transit System, RTS, provides transit service in the area. RTS's Gator Aider provides bus service on gamedays.
                On the Web: RTS

-Taxi: Safety Cabs: 352-372-1444
       
    Diamond Cabs: 352-284-6205
-Gameday Parking: Various Lots Around Campus
                On the Web: Parking Information
-Airport: Gainesville Regional Airport
-Alternatives:
Walk and Bike Paths

-Additional Gameday Information

ATTRACTIONS AROUND GAINESVILLE

-Kanapaha Botanical Gardens: You will find the largest public display of bamboos in Florida and the largest herb garden here.
 Location:
4700 SW 58th Drive - Map

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Fred Bear Museum: See a showcase of big game collected from around the world while at this unique museum.
 Location:
4600 SW 41st Blvd. - Map
-University of Florida Tour
:
Various tours of the campus and buildings are available.
 Location: UF Welcome Center
- Map

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TELEVISION STATIONS

   -WCTB-20-ABC    -WVDT-5-PBS
   -WFGL-4-CBS  
   -WOGX-51-NBC  

RADIO STATIONS

   -600AM-WFXJ-Florida Gators Flagship Radio Station
LOCAL NEWSPAPER: The Gainesville Sun

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