What stadium is the Gator Bowl played in?

TIAA Bank Field
The Gator Bowl is an annual college football bowl game held in Jacksonville, Florida, operated by Gator Bowl Sports….

Gator Bowl
Stadium TIAA Bank Field
Location Jacksonville, Florida
Previous stadiums Gator Bowl Stadium (1946–1993)
Temporary venue Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Florida (1994)

Why is the Gator Bowl called the Gator Bowl?

One story is that a Chicago sportscaster first dubbed it the Alligator Bowl. Most hold that Walter McRae Sr. and Steve Freel sold the association on the name both being fans of the Florida Gators. The Gator Bowl Association adopted the named and elected officers just four days before the game.

When did Gator Bowl start?

1946Gator Bowl / First event date

Who won the 1961 Gator Bowl?

1961 Gator Bowl

Penn State Nittany Lions Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
(7–3) (7–3)
Independent SEC
30 15
Head coach: Rip Engle Head coach: Bobby Dodd

What stadium is the Georgia Florida game played at?

Georgia and Florida will play at TIAA Bank Field on Nov. 7 at 3:30 p.m.

Who played in the 1995 Gator Bowl?

Bobby Bowden coached his final game in the bowl. A Gator-Bowl record crowd of 84,129 saw Bowden carried off the field after his Florida State Seminoles defeated West Virginia 33-21.

Who played in the Gator Bowl originally?

Deacons played in the first Gator Bowl game in 1946, beating South Carolina 26-14. Wake Forest, which won the inaugural TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, will finally make another appearance 75 years later to play Texas A&M on Dec. 31 at TIAA Bank Field.

What years did Penn State play in the Orange Bowl?

The final game of the 1968–69 bowl game season, it matched the independent third-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions and the #6 Kansas Jayhawks of the Big Eight Conference. Favored Penn State rallied to win with a late touchdown and two-point conversion, 15–14….1969 Orange Bowl.

Orange Bowl
< 1968 1970 >

Why is the Georgia-Florida game always in Jacksonville?

According to historian and Jacksonville resident Bill Delaney, even as Georgia and Florida were building bigger stadiums for themselves, they saw the value in playing in a bigger city with potentially higher ticket prices. Located on the railroad line, Jacksonville was a relatively easy trip for fans of both teams.