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(SB) Japan, UNF Added to 2019 Home Schedule

Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by gatorjjh, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Japan, UNF Added to 2019 Home Schedule
    Florida added an exhibition game against the Japanese Women's National Team that is scheduled to take place Feb. 12, and will now host UNF Feb. 13, instead of traveling to play in Jacksonville.
    Herb Brooks UF Athletics

    Florida has added an exhibition game against the Japanese Women's National Team (JWNT) that is scheduled to take place Feb. 12, and will now host UNF Feb. 13, instead of traveling to play in Jacksonville. The pair of games will be the first opportunity for fans to watch the Gators live against outside competition in the revamped stadium.

    "This is a tremendous opportunity for our program," Walton said. "Being able to play a world-ranked opponent like Team Japan at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium for the first time since the renovation is going to deliver an experience like none other for our student-athletes and our fans. We look forward to welcoming Team Japan to Gainesville and being able to provide a championship caliber experience for all."


    2019 Schedule Notes
    • The Japanese Women's National Team is the defending Gold Medal winners of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
      • Japan is currently ranked second in the world behind Team USA according to the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) rankings.
      • Also, secured a silver medal at the 2018 WBSC Softball World Championships.
    • The Gators will face five 2018 Women's College World Series participants, including last year's national champions, in seven games throughout the regular season.
      • UCLA, Oregon, Washington, Arizona State and Florida State.
    Japan, UNF Added to 2019 Home Schedule - Florida Gators
     
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  2. oragator1

    oragator1 Premium Member

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    Guess the stadium will be ready.

    Cool deal playing japan.
     
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  3. swampgas44

    swampgas44 Junior

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    Hate to open the new KSP with a loss...... I think I know who will pitch for the Gators.
     
  4. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    talked to the tix guy this morning, expects to be complete on time to open as scheduled
     
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  5. johnny_cakes

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    This picture was taken on Saturday (Dec 15th). Definitely coming along! One thing I will say is that they are working constantly -- weekends, early morning, etc. Hey jjh, you better get them to move that green crane -- its blocking the view from your new seats!

    ksp (Large).jpg
     
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