Florida State will play their 2016 spring game in the Orlando Citrus Bowl. Doak Campbell Stadium will be undergoing renovations and will be unable to hold the event. The game will kick off April 9th at 5 PM.
Florida State athletic director Stan Wilcox issued this statement to Seminoles.com.
“The short term construction challenges of building the Champions Club in Doak Campbell stadium have provided a unique opportunity for our 2016 spring football game,” said Wilcox. “We are pleased to offer our fans greater access to Florida State football at an exciting and refurbished venue in one of the best destinations cities in the world. Moving the game to Orlando and partnering with Steve Hogan and his staff at Florida Citrus Sports will allow us to platform the game and Florida State athletics in exciting and unique new ways.”
Head coach Jimbo Fisher told Seminoles.com that Orlando made the most sense because that is where Florida State will open the 2016 season.
“We are excited to play our 2016 spring game at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando,” said Jimbo Fisher. “With the renovations to our stadium next spring that have been provided from contributions from our fans and boosters, it gave us a unique opportunity to hold our spring weekend at another venue. The Orlando area is a tremendous part of our Seminole fan base and it will be a great opportunity for the greatest fans in college football from across the state to see our team. Couple that with the fact that we are opening the 2016 season against Ole Miss in the Citrus Bowl and it made sense.”