Plans Announced for #OBDEBUT, Presented by Sunniland

Sanford, FL., March 8, 2017 – For the second straight year, the Florida football team will conclude its spring camp with the Orange & Blue Debut, presented by Sunniland, on a Friday night, with free admission. (See Official Facebook event)

The 2017 Orange & Blue Debut, presented by Sunniland, will be held April 7 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff on the SEC Network.

Prior to kickoff, the BUBBA Burger Fan Fest will be held on the North Lawn outside the stadium. Back by popular demand in the Fan Fest this year will be The Swamp Wing Cook-Off (see below for more details). Fans wanting a little extra from their trip to the Swamp can go behind the scenes at Gator Walk, get pre-game field access or walk the field following the game through Gator Upgrades. In addition, the UAA is going to offer two opportunities for fans to serve as honorary coaches at the Orange & Blue Debut, presented by Sunniland. Each winner would serve as an Honorary Coach for the Orange and Blue teams, respectively. Fans can find more info about being an honorary coach of the game here.

For the second-straight year, 15 lucky Gators will have the opportunity to showcase their cooking talents during the Swamp Wing Cook-Off. Contestants will be provided 50 wings to cook, however they choose with a chance to win cash prizes for:

  • Best Overall Wing ($600 for first place, $300 for second, $150 for third)
  • Best Traditional/Wet Wing ($300 for first place, $200 for second, $100 for third)
  • Best Dry Rub Wing ($300 for first place, $200 for second, $100 for third)

There will be a $50 entry fee for contestants. Interested fans can email to secure their spot.


Here’s a look at the fireworks show from the 2016 Orange & Blue Debut, presented by Sunniland.

Following the conclusion of the spring game, there will be a fireworks show from the South End of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. (Note: The start of the fireworks show will be delayed if the baseball game is still being played across the street. The show will start once the game ends.)