This panorama of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field was taken by James Blakeway during a Florida Gators football game. Known as Florida Field for 59 years, in 1989 it was renamed in honor of citrus grower and major school supporter Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Nicknamed “The Swamp”, it holds over 88,000 seats. The stadium lives up to its haunting nickname with temperatures reaching a humid 100 degrees. The size and excitement of the fans concentrates the noise at field level, making it one of the loudest stadiums in America. It has been regularly ranked as one of the toughest places to play. The university, founded in 1853 in Gainesville, Florida, has over 51,000 students.
Measures: Paper size: 40x13.5