The Florida Gymnasium

The Florida Gym opened in 1949 as a 7,000-seat multi-purpose arena that was home to the Florida Gators men’s basketball team and was known as “Alligator Alley.” Most of the original floorplan has been remodeled as the building was adapted for different uses over the years, but the court surface remains and is used for student recreation and other purposes.


Situated next to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, this historic building currently houses departmental and dean’s offices, research laboratories, two full-length basketball courts, six 100-plus seat lecture halls, classrooms, reading rooms, and faculty locker rooms.


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Visit the College of Health & Human Performance

Visit the College of Health & Human Performance

The best way to understand what the College of Health & Human Performance is all about is to take a tour and see for yourself. If you'd like to plan a visit call 352-294-1606 and we'd be happy to schedule a time that works for you.

NOTICE: Tours are not offered during state and university holidays or during breaks between university semesters when classes are not in session at UF.

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