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Sporting events in Gainesville, Florida means the University of Florida Gators. Among the top college teams in the nation, the Gators compete in football, baseball, basketball, soccer, track & field events, swimming, & more.


For collegiate sports, not only are the Gators one of the best teams anywhere, they also play in some of the best stadiums and arenas in the nation. For baseball, see the Gators play at McKethan Stadium at Perry Field. For football, its the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, and for basketball, come to the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. All these facilities are located at the University of Florida's campus in Gainesville, Florida.


While the Gators dominate in sports, there is an auto racetrack nearby. Take a look at the following list for more information.


Gainesville sports venues are listed by distance from the hotel.




McKethan Stadium - Baseball • 3.3 mi

University of Florida Campus, Stadium Drive, Gainesville, FL

McKethan Stadium at Perry Field, home to the University of Florida Gators, is one of the top baseball facilities in the nation. The stadium seats 5,500 and is ranked the best stadium and field in the state of Florida. Gator fans enjoy spacious, theatre-like seating close to the field, quality concession areas, an outstanding scoreboard featuring up-to-date player statistics, clean restrooms and abundant parking, and a first-class press box for media covering the Gator program.

Website: http://www.gatorzone.com/




Stephen C. O'Connell Center - Basketball & More • 3.3 mi

University of Florida Campus, Stadium Drive, Gainesville, FL

Florida's Stephen C. O'Connell Center the showplace for college basketball in the state of Florida. Gator Basketball is so popular that the season tickets often sell out before the first game of the season. The 12,000-seat O'Connell Center is not only where the Gators play basketball, it also has an indoor track and field facility, one of the fastest swimming pools in the world, a gymnastics area, dance studio, martial arts room, basketball practice courts and strength and conditioning facilities. The facility is often used for many other sporting, entertainment, academic and business activities. Over the years, the facility has housed concerts, Disney shows, conventions, business exhibits, conferences, banquets, university and high school commencements, SEC and NCAA championship events and has served as a first and second round site for the National Invitation Tournament in 1986 and as a first round NIT site in 1992 and 1998. 

Website: http://www.gatorzone.com/




James G. Pressly Stadium - Soccer, Track & Field • 3.3 mi

University of Florida Campus, Stadium Drive, Gainesville, FL

The James G. Pressly Stadium is considered one of the finest collegiate soccer stadiums in the nation. It seats 4,500 and is home to the University of Florida Gator Soccer team.. It is also a location for track and field events. Pressly Stadium was the site of the 1997 Southeastern Conference Tournament and the UF-Vanderbilt championship match drew a SEC record crowd of 2,520. The stadium has also played host to NCAA Tournament competition in seven of the last nine seasons.

Website: http://www.gatorzone.com/




Ben Hill Griffin Stadium - Football • 3.6 mi

University of Florida Campus, Stadium Drive, Gainesville, FL

University of Florida Gator Football Team plays at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, also called "the Swamp". It also is the site for high school state championship games each December. Originally built in 1930, the stadium has had several renovations over the years, the last one being completed in 2003. This fifth renovation increased seating capacity to 88,548 and made Florida Field the largest stadium in the state of Florida and one of the largest and loudest anywhere in the country.

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The Gainesville Raceway • 11.8 mi

11211 N County Road 225, Gainesville, FL (352) 377-0046

Gainesville Raceway opened in 1969 and held its first Gatornationals event in 1970. Long considered one of the fastest tracks on the NHRA circuit, it was from this legendary launch point that drivers clocked the first 260-, 270- and 300-mph Top Fuel runs. It also was from this starting line, during the 2000 Mac Tools NHRA Gatornationals, that eight of 10 national records were set in the professional classes.

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