See the National Championship game in O'Dome

The University of Florida is inviting all Gator fans to the Stephen C. O'Connell Center to watch the men's basketball team play in the NCAA championship game on Monday evening.

The game officially tips-off at 9:21 p.m. EDT, live from the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. Florida, which defeated George Mason, 73-58, in the national semifinal game to advance to Monday's final, plays either LSU or UCLA for the national title.

Fans in Gainesville can gather free of charge in the O'Connell Center, home of the Gators, to watch the action on a 22.5' x 30' screen and enjoy a "virtual" version of the game.

The O'Connell Center gates open at 8 p.m. EDT and will remain open until full capacity is reached. UF students can enter through Gate 3, while the general public will be admitted through Gate 1.

There will not be reserved seating. However, the 'Rowdy Reptile' section will be utilized similarly to regular season games, with students being issued wristbands to allow entry into the lower-level section.

Event Quick Facts

* Where: Stephen C. O'Connell Center

* When: Monday, April 3. Doors will open at 8 p.m. No re-entry

* Cost: Free admission and open to general public

* Entry: No entry allowed after the start of the second half. Students should enter through Gate 3; general public through Gate 1

* Seating: There will be no reserved seating with the exception of the "Rowdy Reptile" section, which will be reserved for students entering in Gate 3 and receiving a wristband

* Viewing: Screen size is 22.5 feet x 30 feet. (The same size as the commencement screen, larger than the Midnight Madness screen)

* Concessions: open

* Giveaways/Contests: There will be contests throughout the evening with chances to win prizes. The first 1,000 Rowdy Reptiles will receive an orange Florida Basketball t-shirt


Prohibited Items

• Food/drink containers, bottles, cans, thermoses, ice bags, ice chests, any artificial noise making device, flags, umbrellas, strollers, back packs, carry bags, video cameras/cases or any items deemed hazardous by game management personnel will not be allowed inside. Law enforcement officials have the right to inspect any item at any time for the purpose of spectator safety.

• Prohibited items must be returned to cars or disposed of before entering the O'Connell Center. There are no provisions to check items at the gates.

• Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.

• Chairbacks larger than a single seat are prohibited.

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