When the Seminoles opened up the 2016 season, fans were greeted with the tallest video board structure in college football broadcasting in 1080p true high-definition. The upgraded board is three-times larger and twice as high as the old one. The new board stands 63 feet high and it is accompanied by new high definition ribbon boards throughout the stadium. Overall, 9, 908 square feet of LED displays were added to Doak Campbell.
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.
The south end zone 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 is also home to the Champions Club, which includes private entrances, food and drink service in chair-back seats, covered rooftops with cabanas, and WiFi access with panoramic views of downtown Tallahassee.
|Surface||419 Tiftway Bermuda|
|Location||Pensacola Street & Stadium Drive|
|First Game||October 7, 1950|
|Score||Florida State 40, Randolph-Macon 7|
|All-Time Home Record (through 2015)||291-89-4 (.763)|
Under head coach Jimbo Fisher, the Seminoles are 42-6 since 2010 in Doak Campbell Stadium. During that time, FSU has dropped contests to Florida (2012), Virginia (2011), Oklahoma (2011), North Carolina (2010, 2016), and Clemson (2016).Oklahoma (1), Clemson (3), and Florida (6) were Top 10 teams. Prior to the Oct. 1 loss against North Carolina in 2016, FSU had a 22-game home winning streak, the longest in the country. The Seminoles also had won 16 straight ACC games, dating back to 2012.
The north end zone, 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 to completion in June of 2005 when the athletics department offices moved back into the newly rebuilt Moore Center.
Bowden’s 200th career victory came on Oct. 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 24-16 win over Maryland.
The ’Noles are 291-89-4 (.763) all-time at Doak and 299-93-4 (.760) as the home team, which includes three seasons — 1947-49 — when they played their home games at Centennial Field. FSU was 8-4 at the downtown Tallahassee site, including 8-0 in coach Don Veller’s first two seasons.
Doak Campbell Stadium opened on Oct. 7, 1950, with Florida State celebrating a 40-7 victory over Randolph-Macon. Since then, millions of fans have passed through the gates.