Sept. 3, 2009
Florida State fans will once again have a chance to release garnet and gold balloons into the air just as Osceola plants the spear when the Seminoles take on Miami in football on Labor Day night.
FSU cheerleaders will pass out balloons in FSU colors courtesy of “The Road To Tampa Bay” promotion of the ACC football championship game to be played in Tampa this year. The balloons are biodegradable and have been approved by the Florida Department of Fish and Wildlife Management.
Florida State fans released thousands of balloons at the start of Seminole home games for years before concerns over environmental problems caused by the strings stopped the practice in the late 1980s. The balloons provided on Monday degrade more quickly than an oak leaf and will not have any strings attached.