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The Stadium and Neighborhood:
Doak Campbell Stadium opened in 1950 and is now one of the nicest college venues around. Since 2004, the field itself has been known as Bobby Bowden Fiels, after the Seminoles' long time coach. Matching the artchitechural design of most of the campus, this brick facade surrounded stadium has undergone many renovations in the last few years. Recent updates include updates to the north endzone scroeboard and the addition of a south endzone scoreboard, a new sound system in 2007, added seats to increase capacity to 83,000, and added skyboxes.
As for the neighborhood, there is no mistaking that this is the college part of town. Almost all bars and restaurants in the immediate area cater to undergrads and a young, rowdy, beer drinking, football loving crowd. If you're staying downtown, it's about a 25-40 minute walk west to get to the game. You have your pick from typical colllege sports bars nearby to a classier spots in the downtown area around Adams and Monroe Streets off College Ave.
If you're driving, consider parking at the Civic Center about 1.5 miles east (505 West Pensacola Street) and taking their shuttle to the game since it can be a mob around the stadium. The shuttle starts running 2 hours before game time, is usually only $5 and is free for kids under 12. Tailgating is also a huge part of the experience at FSU so if you do park in one of the campus lots, come prepared and get there early, just be aware that a lot of the parking lots are designated Seminole Booster parking during game day weekends and you will most likely be towed if you don't have a permit.
Also check out our "During the Game" section for seating charts and more info inside the stadium.
403 Stadium Drive West