Imagine the scene: you, your friends or relatives, and your favorite Gator players and coaches all enjoying drinks and fun conversations on the grounds of an iconic location in Gainesville. Well, you don’t have to imagine it- because you can make it happen!
On the eve of a Gator football game, come join us to partake in a fun social gathering to kick off the weekend in grand style. Our guests include Florida Athletes, Alumni, Members, and Non-members!
How would you like to spend an afternoon hanging out with some of your favorite Gator football players on Touchdown Terrace at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium? Great news- Gator Collective makes that happen with our annual Fan Fest event!
Typically held in the late springtime, Fan Fest is your opportunity to connect with your favorite football players in a relaxed, casual setting. You’ll have an afternoon’s worth of opportunities to take pictures, get autographs, enjoy some Sonny’s BBQ, and get to learn more about the individual side of your favorite athletes.
Please be aware that due to the high demand for this event and the limited space in Touchdown Terrace, we open up ticket sales to Gator Collective members before the general public.
Home Game Tailgate
We will have a Tailgate in Gator Walk Village before every home game starting 3 hours prior to kick-off. People can stop by to get a Beat Everybody sticker, an official member decal, or a Gator Collective Koozie. We may also have various giveaways and special guest appearances.
Following this past year’s Florida-FSU football game, former Florida All-American Shannon Snell hosted a special “Relationship Ribs” cookout featuring some of his most delicious food! For a few hours on a refreshingly crisp November afternoon, fans and players got to interact and relive Florida’s rivalry game victory!
Hosted at Thes Porch in Winter Park, FL, Gator fans and football players had the chance to connect in a more informal atmosphere at our Gator Gathering event. Players took the opportunity to sign autographs and take pictures with fans, and a local YouTube broadcaster even gave young fans a chance to talk sports with him!
Perhaps there’s no better way for fans and athletes to engage in a friendly competition than with a day of bowling! Our very first Gator Collective event took place last September at a local bowling alley, and gave Gator fans a chance to team up with- and go head-to-head against- some of their favorite athletes.
Basketball Game Tailgate
Tailgating with the players you root for is a rare experience, but Gator Collective made it happen last year! Before a Gator basketball game, fans and athletes got to connect with a pregame tailgate that brought them closer together and formed new relationships that continue to grow to this day.