June 17, 2014 - by
Doak S. Campbell Stadium

Bobby Bowden Field at Doak S. Campbell Stadium

(UPDATED 9/2016)

DUNLAP CHAMPIONS CLUB & SCOREBOARD

Two of the largest and most recognizable renovations to the stadium in years were completed in September 2016 prior to the home opener against Charleston Southern. The nation’s largest video board, standing nearly 63 feet tall in the north end zone. In the south end, the Champions Club offers a viewing and dining experience that rivals any stadium in the country. With outdoor canopies and covered seating, the Champions Club is the largest single-season stadium renovation in Doak Campbell Stadium history.

15,000 – 84,409
From a maximum capacity of 15,000 in 1953 to a record crowd of 84,409 in 2013 against Miami, Doak S. Campbell Stadium has risen along with the Florida State football program to the top of the college football ladder.

NOV. 20, 2004
In a special ceremony prior to the Florida game on November 20, 2004, the home of Florida State football took on a meaning even more special when Bobby Bowden Field was dedicated.  Now, with numerous additions to enhance the gameday experience, Seminole fans are treated to one of college football’s greatest venues.

SOUTH ENDZONE
The south endzone houses the Florida State University School of Hospitality, where students in the program receive hands-on experience in various aspects of the food and beverage industry.  The multi-level facility includes a restaurant and sports grill on the top floor that gives a breathtaking panoramic view of Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium. The newest addition to the south endzone, the Champions Club, was completed in fall 2016.

NORTH ENDZONE
The north endzone, which consisted of wood bleachers until the 1994 season kicked off, is topped by the offices of the football coaches.  The offices are just part of the Daisy Parker Flory wing of the Moore Athletic Center which includes a number of amenities for the football staff.  An even more drastic change came in June of 2005 when the athletics department offices moved back into the newly rebuilt Moore Center.

THE LAST 175
The Seminoles have been formidable at home.  In their last 175 home games – since the start of the 1988 season – the Seminoles are 151-23-1.  The bulk of those games came with Bobby Bowden leading the team.  Over his 34-year career the Seminoles posted a 166-33-2 home record – an .831 winning percentage.  That includes an astonishing 56-1-1 record at home in the 1990’s and the start of a 54-game unbeaten streak (53-0-1) which began in 1992 and stretched through the first two games of the 2001 season.

200 & 300
Bowden’s 200th career victory came on October 27, 1990, as FSU routed Louisiana State, 42-3, in Tallahassee.  In 2007, Bowden won his 300th game at FSU on the field that bears his name with a 24-6 win over Maryland.

287 & COUNTING
The ‘Noles are 287-87-4 all-time (.765) at Doak. and 295-91-4 (.762) as the home team, which includes three seasons — 1947-49 — when they played their home games as Centennial Field. FSU was 8-4 at the downton Tallahassee site, including 8-0 in coach Don Veller’s first two seasons.

OCTOBER 7, 1950
Doak Campbell Stadium opened on October 7, 1950, with Florida State celebrating a 40-7 victory over Randolph-Macon.  Since then, millions of fans have passed through the gates.

Top Single Season Home Attendances
NO.YEARGAMESTOTALAVERAGE
1.20068644,25680,532
2.20147575,47882,211
3.20087545,77377,967
4.20117544,89377,841
5.20127529,20875,601
6.20137527,94775,421
7.20036498,89583,150
8.20046497,04782,841
9.20056496,34382,724
10.20026490,59881,766
Stadium Capacities Since 1950
YEARSCAPACITY
1950-5315,000
1954-6019,000
1961-6325,000
1964-7740,500
1978-7947,413
1980-8151,094
1982-8455,246
1985-9160,519
199270,123
199372,589
199475,000
199577,500
199680,000
2001-200282,000
2003-201582,300
201679,560
Campbell Stadium’s Top 25 Crowds
NOATTYEAROPPONENTFSUOPP
1.84,4092013Miami4114
2.84,3922011Oklahoma1323
3.84,3472005Miami107
4.84,3362003Miami1422
5.84,2232004Florida1320
6.84,1552004Virginia363
7.84,1062002Notre Dame2434
8.83,9382002Florida3114
9.83,9122005NC State1520
10.83,8542003NC State5044
11.83,7172005Syracuse3814
12.83,5382004Clemson4122
13.83,5242009USF717
14.83,5102006Clemson2027
15.83,5072006Florida1421
16.83,2942003Colorado477
17.83,2372008Florida1545
18.83,2312012Clemson4937
19.83,0432006Boston College1924
20.83,0422000Florida307
21.82,8852003Maryland3510
22.82,8362001Miami2749
23.82,8042006Virginia330
24.82,7282007Miami2937
25.82,7082004UNC3816
Stadium Facts
2016 Capacity79,560
Surface419 Tiftway Bermuda
LocationPensacola Street & Stadium Drive
First GameOctober 7, 1950
OpponentRandolph-Macon
ScoreFlorida State 40, Randolph Macon 7
All-Time Home Record (through 2015)287-87-4 (.765)

Bobby Bowden Field at Doak S. Campbell Stadium Driving Directions

Directions

FROM: Interstate 10 – Westbound – Exit 209A


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  • Head southeast on Exit 209A toward Mahan Dr/SR-10 W/US-90 W
  • Merge onto Mahan Dr/SR-10 W/US-90 W, Continue to follow SR-10 W/US-90 W
  • Turn left at N Monroe St/SR-61/US-27, Continue to follow SR-61/US-27
  • Turn right at W Pensacola St/SR-366 W
  • Turn left to stay on W Pensacola St/SR-366 W
  • Turn left at Champions Way

FROM: Interstate 10 – Eastbound – Exit 196


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  • Head east on Exit 196Turn left at SR-10 E/W Tennessee St/US-90 E
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Regional Airport/SR-263 S and merge onto Capital Circle NW/SR-263 S
  • Turn left at SR-10 E/W Tennessee St/US-90 E
  • Turn right at Appleyard Dr
  • Turn left at W Pensacola St/SR-366
  • Turn right at SR-366 E/Stadium Dr W
  • Turn left at Champions Way

FROM: HWY 90 West (QUINCY)


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  • Head southeast on US-90/Veteran’s Memorial Hwy toward S McArthur St
  • Merge onto I-10 E via the ramp to Lake City
  • Take exit 196 to merge onto Capital Circle NW/SR-263 S toward Regional Airport
  • Turn left at SR-10 E/W Tennessee St/US-90 E
  • Turn right at Appleyard Dr
  • Turn left at W Pensacola St/SR-366
  • Turn right at SR-366 E/Stadium Dr W
  • Turn left at Champions Way

FROM: Route 319 (Thomasville Rd.)


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  • Head southwest on SR-61 S/Thomasville Rd/US-319 S toward Rhea Rd
    Continue to follow SR-61 S
  • Turn right at W Pensacola St/SR-366 W
  • Turn left to stay on W Pensacola St/SR-366 W
  • Turn left at Champions Way

FROM: Airport


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  • Head east on Capital Circle SW/SR-263 toward CR-2205/S Lake Bradford Rd
  • Turn left at Springhill Rd/SR-373
  • Slight left at Lake Bradford Rd/SR-371
  • Turn left at W Gaines St/Stadium Dr W
  • Turn right at Champions Way
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