Game Day Kickoff 2017: 20 Reasons to Get Excited for UCF Knights Football
Kickoff to the UCF Football season is just days away. To whet your appetite for your first visit of the season to Spectrum Stadium, we’ve compiled a list of the Top 20 features that are new in 2017. We’ve got virtually everything you could want in a college football game day covered. When you combine all the great previous elements of UCF game day with all these amazing new items, Spectrum Stadium for UCF Football is the place to be this fall.
1. Stadium Club We’ve converted the concourse area on the west side of the stadium into a new premium space and added chairback seats to many sections on the west side of Spectrum Stadium. Fans in these areas now have access to dedicated food and drink options, as well as plenty of other amenities.
2. Expanded Carl Black and Gold Cabana We’ve added a premium club space to the concourse on the east side of the stadium. This brand-new space, along with added chairback seats to many sections on the east side of Spectrum Stadium, serve as an expanded Carl Black & Gold Cabana. Fans in these areas now have even more access to dedicated food and drink options, as well as plenty of other amenities.
3. Field Cabanas Some of the best seats in the house will be on the field. These unique spaces combine great premium amenities with the ability to get closer to the action than ever before. Patrons of the field cabanas also have access to a new lounge space, available to them before, during and after the game.
4. New student sections in both end zones Our opponents will be facing the Knightmare no matter which direction their offense is heading. In addition, more of our student fans will be closer to the field than ever before.
5. Reserved Student Knights Club (SKC) section The SKC is our new student donor group.
6. #UCFlags Fans are encouraged to plant and fly their flags at their homes, on their cars, at work and at their tailgates. And make sure to represent the Knights with the #UCFlags hashtag on your favorite social media platform.
7. New ribbon board A new LED display has been installed above the south end of the stadium, giving fans at the north end a great view of the score, time remaining and other cool content.
8. New concessions
- Papa Johns Pizza will be available in two concession stands (between gates 5-6 and gates 14-15).
- Boar’s Head sandwiches will be available in two concession stands (between gates 5-6 and gates 14-15).
- 4 Rivers BBQ will be available in one concession stand (by gate 10).
- Nathan’s hot dog kiosks will be set up in several locations on the concourse.
9. New catering partner in premium areas The food just got that much better if you’re sitting in the Carl Black & Gold Cabana, Roth Tower or the new Stadium Club.
10. Student concessions specials Hot dogs and bottles of water will be $2 each with your valid UCF student ID at concession stands near Gates 9 and 16.
11. More free ice water There will now be four free ice water stations on the concourse — two in the OneStop Cool Zones and two provided by the Student Government Association under the student sections.
12. More of your social content on the video and ribbon boards Share your game day fun on social media and see if your posts make the big screen.
13. Season Ticket Holder of the Game Nominate a season ticket holder.
14. New UCF Knights App features Additional features include game day maps, timelines, in-stadium push notifications and corporate sponsor discounts for fans.
15. New performers for the free Tailgate Concert Series Headliners include Luke Combs, Drake White, Seth Ennis and many others. These free concerts begin two hours prior to kickoff and are held just west of Spectrum Stadium on IOA Plaza.
- Supreme Party Machine Game Truck in IOA Plaza prior to Memphis game
- Salsa dance lessons and Domino Tournament in IOA Plaza prior to Georgia Tech game
- Splash Dogs competing on IOA Plaza prior to the Maine game
17. The return of new OYO Sports UCF figurines for Junior Knight Program OYO Sports are licensed collectible mini-figures designed to be compatible with major building block toys, such as Lego.
18. Ride share Ride-sharing drivers will drop off and pick up patrons near the stadium. The rides-share lot (E3) located in front of the Wayne Densch Sports Center (football building).
19. Additional Waterfront parking in the Softball Lot
20. Updated game day Park & Ride and Courtesy Shuttles from all sides of campus
Bonus The Knights will add many more uniform combinations this year, with the addition of two new jerseys and a new color for pants.