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Bright House Networks Stadium

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he crown jewel in UCF’s impressive athletics complex, Bright House Networks Stadium opened in 2007. The 45,323-seat on-campus facility gives the Knights one of the top venues in the southeast. After spending their previous 28 seasons at the Florida Citrus Bowl in downtown Orlando, the Knights made their debut at Bright House Networks Stadium on Sept. 15, 2007, facing national power Texas. A capacity crowd was on hand for the game, which was televised live nationally on ESPN2. In its inaugural campaign at the stadium, UCF capped the season with six-straight wins at home, including a 44-25 victory over Tulsa in the Conference USA Championship game. The Knights are 19-8 at the venue since its debut. When UCF hosted Miami on Oct. 17, 2009, a facility-record 48,453 fans were on hand for the contest. Located on the modern north side of campus, the stadium features a state-of-the-art scoreboard, video board, luxury boxes, a large club lounge, spacious press box and a nautral grass playing surface. The stadium’s general seating includes 13,656 seats with back rests. Additionally, the stadium has 822 club seats and a total of 459 seats in the suites.

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By the Numbers

Timeline

• The Roth Tower features 24 luxury suites • Throughout the stadium, 63 television monitors are mounted at various locations • The stadium has 11 permanent concession stands • UCF has hosted 4 nationally ranked teams since the stadium opened • During construction, 2,452 tons of steel were used to build the stadium • The stadium includes 10 ticket windows • Construction of the facility cost $60 million to complete • The stadium occupies 25 acres • UCF opened the stadium by hosting No. 6 Texas • Since the facility opened, 1,502,890 spectators have watched the Knights play • The stadium has 2 scoreboards • The stadium includes 18 entry gates • UCF student-athletes utilize a 10,416-square foot locker room at the venue • The Knights have hosted 2 Conference USA Championship Games at the stadium

• Jan. 4, 2005 UCF President Dr. John C. Hitt announces that UCF is exploring the possibility of building a football stadium on campus • Dec. 14, 2005 The UCF Board of Trustees approves a financing plan for the stadium • Dec. 11, 2006 UCF announces that the Knights will face Texas in the first game inside the new stadium • Aug. 8, 2006 Three months after construction begins on the facility, Bright House Networks acquires the naming rights to the new stadium • Sept. 15, 2007 The Knights make their debut at the stadium, hosting No. 6 Texas in front of 45,622 fans • Sept. 22, 2007 UCF tops Memphis, 56-20, in the first Conference USA game at Bright House Networks Stadium • Dec. 1, 2007 In front of 44,128 spectators, UCF posts a 44-25 win over Tulsa in the Conference USA Championship Game • Sept. 6, 2008 UCF hosts an in-state team for the first time at the facility when No. 17 USF visits • Oct. 17, 2009 When the Knights host No. 9 Miami, a venue-record 48,453 fans attend the contest • Nov. 14, 2009 The Knights top No. 13 Houston, 3732, to record the first win in program history over a nationally-ranked opponent • Dec. 4, 2010 UCF defeats SMU, 17-7, in the C-USA Championship Game at Bright House Networks Stadium • Sept. 10, 2011 In front of 45,671, the Knights thump Boston College, 30-3, for their first home win vs. a school from a BCS automatically-qualifying conference

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