One of the great parts about attending the University of Florida, is cheering on the top tier athletic programs. Living in Gainesville, the heart of Gator Nation, you will no doubt feel the passionate love that fans have for Florida sports. If you're an avid football fan, maybe you grew up idolizing Tim Tebow, then you may be interested in finding an apartment near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Game Day in Gainesville
Affectionately known as, The Swamp, this iconic football stadium is home to some of the loudest, rowdiest fans and most competitive games in college football. During game day the University of Florida campus and the surrounding area of Midtown
comes to life. Fans fill every spare square of grass to claim their tailgate territory and truckloads of people flood Gainesville dripping in orange and blue. Fans start their celebrations early, tailgating hours before the Gator football game. The streets are filled with fans and cars circle the area for a coveted Gainesville parking
Advantages of an Apartment near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
When you live in an apartment near the UF Stadium, one of the advantages is being able to comfortably walk from home
to the game. Maybe you'll have some friends meet you at your apartment to take cute pictures in your gameday gear before heading out for the festivities. Choosing an apartment within walking distance to the stadium like The Griffin
, gameday logistics get much easier. Grab a bite and some refreshments at the neighborhood Publix to stay fueled up for the game. Then stroll down University and stop into one of the Gator gear vendors for everything orange and blue. When there's a big rivalry game in town, cut through campus to the ESPN booths set up and try your luck at getting on TV. When you're living within walking distance from Ben Hill, you're in the heart of the game day action.
There are other advantages to living in an apartment near the UF Stadium. If you don't have tickets to the game and would prefer to watch the game on the big screen with friends, look for an apartment complex with a rooftop TV or game room. There you can watch the game with a view of the Gainesville skyline. When it's not gameday, the UF Stadium turns into the perfect spot to get a challenging workout in. Runners or just fitness enthusiasts love to race up and down the steps of Ben Hill for an exhausting but rewarding workout. The stadium also has great views of campus and can be the perfect spot to watch the sunset. Living in an apartment near Ben Hill also just means that you're living in an apartment that is within walking distance to the UF campus
. This makes for a convenient morning walk to class, quick eats nearby and lots of late night fun close by at Midtown bars.
Whether you're the self-proclaimed number one Gator football fan, or just a UF student that wants the full experience, living in an apartment near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium can make your college years more memorable.