SWF Friday: The Swamp

NOTE: Post contains lots of pictures.

Today’s SWF is a follow up to this week’s My World Tuesday entry. It featured a pictorial tour of one of Gainesville’s most famous places, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field A.K.A. The Swamp. The Swamp is home to the University of Florida’s Gator Football team.  In 2006-2007, UF did something few schools have done. The Gators brought home 3 national championships in 366 days: 2006 & 2007 Men’s Basketball Champions and 2006 Football Champs.  Forunately, for Ohio State they were only defeated by UF in 2 of the three championship games (Football & 2007 Basketball). Since I have already posted pictures of the Swamp this week I decided to only post pictures that included sky shots for today’s post.

View from University Avenue.
View from University Avenue.
Taken from campus side I think Stadium is the street.
Taken from campus side I think Stadium is the street.
Bull Gator statue built in honor of the 2006 National champions
Bull Gator statue built in honor of the 2006 National champions
Taken from in front of the O'Connel Center.
Taken from in front of the O'Connell Center
Inside The Swamp
Inside The Swamp

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9 comments

  1. Earthlingorgeous, Dianne, Yen:

    Anna: It is pretty amazing.

    Tootie: It is very impressive.

    Marnie: The street has a variety of trees not just palms. Having lived in West Texas it was strange to see so many trees.

  2. Howdy. My 7 year-old daughter has a scavenger hunt where she needs to take a picture on or near the field. Do you know if tours are given of the stadium durin the summer? Do you have an “in” with anyone that could help? Thanks! Jim

  3. Jim,

    No I just walked in during the evening when the Swamp is open for walkers. The sign says no on is allowed on the field but I saw people walk onto the field. You should be able to get down near the field.

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