Football Fan Day set for August 19th

The University of Florida football team will hold Alltel Football Fan Day on Sunday, August 19th from 1 – 3 p.m. in Florida Gym. Admission is free and the doors will open at Noon.

Due to floor resurfacing in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, the event has been moved to Florida Gym; however, parking is still available in the O’Connell Center parking lot.

Fans will be able to meet and get autographs from their favorite Gator players and coaches. The University Athletic Association will supply the

2007 Gator team posters for player autographs and cannot allow outside items to be brought in to the event due to NCAA compliance issues.

“Unfortunately when players have signed various autograph items such as helmets and footballs, they have on occasion been sold to the general public,” Associate Athletics Director for Compliance Jamie McCloskey said. “This practice could put the eligibility of some of our student athletes into question. We want to be proactive in this area and are asking our fans to cooperate with our policy of requesting an autograph on our team poster only. The poster should be for personal use only and not intended for sale.”

The Gators kick off their 2007 season versus Western Kentucky on September 1 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.