The University of Florida is inviting Gator fans to
the Gainesville Raceway Tuesday afternoon to greet the 2006 NCAA
Championship basketball team upon return from Indianapolis. UF defeated
UCLA 73-57 Monday evening in Indianapolis for the first NCAA title in
Gator men's basketball history. The Gainesville Raceway is on Highway
441 and 53rd Avenue. Fans should not go to the Gainesville Regional
The Raceway will allow fans in the grandstands starting at 11 a.m. and
seating will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Parking is available
at the Raceway. The Gator caravan is scheduled to arrive at the Raceway
between 12:15-12:30 p.m. and Sun Sports will televise the event live.
Concessions and the Gator Sports Shop will be at the Raceway Tuesday. A
limited number of national championship t-shirts will be available. Both
can accept cash only.
Fans will also have a chance to celebrate with the Gator basketball
team on Friday evening at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Fans can
enjoy video highlights, the Gator band and cheerleaders. Head Coach
Billy Donovan will also address the crowd. Further details for
Friday's event will be available later this week.