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Gator Bowl Game Week Events

The Official FSU New Year’s Eve Party – Celebrating a Legend

Florida State’s Official New Year’s Eve Party
December 31, 2009
River City Brewing Company (map)
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Celebrate a Legend: Gather with alumni and friends to celebrate the career of Coach Bobby Bowden on the eve of his final game.

Join the FSU cheerleaders, former FSU football greats, Marching Chiefs, and other Seminole Celebrities for the party of the year. There will be live music on the deck all night, a front row view of the fireworks over the river, and a champagne toast at midnight. Enjoy specialty cocktails such as the “Puntrooski” and the “Dadgummit” with fellow ‘Noles!

SOLD OUT – No Tickets Will Be Sold At The Door 

Adventure Landing Players Outing

Date: December 27, 2009 – ACC Team
December 28, 2009 – Visiting Team
Time: 3 PM – 5 PM
Location: Adventure Landing on Beach Blvd.

Players participating in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl will enjoy an exciting afternoon at Jacksonville’s premiere fun park. There is plenty to do including laser tag, go-carts, miniature golf and arcade games. Fans with “THE PATCH” can enjoy the benefits and join the fun!

(NO additional PATCHES can be purchased on the day of the event; Members must be wearing “THE PATCH” in order to be admitted and receive the benefits of “THE PATCH”.)

Gator Bowl FCA Breakfast

Date: December 29, 2009
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: First Baptist Church of Jacksonville

Coaches and players from both participating teams in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl will join the Jacksonville business community and local youth for a time of fellowship and devotion. Coaches and athletes will share testimonials of how Christianity is a part of their life, both on and off the field, and two local student athletes will be presented the Tony Boselli Award of Excellence.

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Outback Steakhouse presents A Day at the Zoo

Date: December 30, 2009
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Florida State
           3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – West Virginia

Players of both teams competing in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl will enjoy a day at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens for the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. Refreshments will be provided by Outback Steakhouse.

CSX Coaches Luncheon and Hall of Fame Induction
Presented by BB&T

Date: December 31, 2009
Time: 12 NOON
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel

This luncheon showcases the best of the “past and present” in Gator Bowl history and is a great opportunity for fans to meet and greet the coaches and players participating in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl as well as legends from the Gator Bowl past.

Tickets: SOLD OUT

VyStar 5K Run

Date: December 31, 2009
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: The Jacksonville Landing

If running or walking is your thing, the VyStar 5K Run is for you. This is an annual New Year’s Eve event that draws thousands of local and national participants. It is held right before the Winn-Dixie Hometown Gator Bowl Parade that winds through downtown Jacksonville and puts participants in the center of all the festivities. Participants can register up to 1:00 p.m.

Cost: Cost: $20, $30 on race day
Run for a Child in the Gator Bowl VyStar 5K Run

Participants in the VyStar 5K Run can make a $10 donation to Wolfson Children’s Hospital and receive a red arm band bearing the name of a child who is a patient. Once donors cross the finish line of the 5K Run, each will take pride knowing that every step they ran helped toward raising funds to care for sick and injured children.
For more information or to register for the run, click here or call 1st Place Sports: 904-731-1900

Winn Dixie Hometown Gator Bowl Parade

December 31, 2009 – Downtown Jacksonville – 3 PM

Special reserved parade seats will allow you to watch the parade in style! The reserved seats will give you a comfortable and up close view of colorful floats, giant helium balloons and marching bands from across the country.

Reserved seats for the Parade may be purchased for $10.00.

Pep Rallies

Date: Thursday, December 31, 2009
(Florida State – ACC): 1:30 PM
(West Virginia) 5:30 PM
Location: Jacksonville Landing

As the excitement builds, fans can join together and celebrate at their team pep rally located in the heart of the Jacksonville Landing along the St. Johns River. Open to the public.

Times-Union Touchdown Party

Date: January 1, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Inside Tailgate Party

This pregame Tailgate Party complete with game day Bar-B-Q and complimentary beverages is a great way to sample game day excitement.

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Budweiser Tailgate Party

January 1, 2010 – Tailgate Party – 10 AM- 1 PM

Game day begins at the Budweiser Tailgate party complete with interactive games, a variety of food vendors, live entertainment including bands and cheerleaders from both universities all contribute to the excitement of kickoff brewing.

Cost:  $10 or FREE with “THE PATCH”  Click here to purchase “THE PATCH”

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