Bragg Memorial Stadium
From 1908 to 1977, Bragg Memorial Stadium served as the home of Florida State University football. The stadium was named after John R. Bragg, the former governor of Florida and 1908 FSU graduate. John Bragg was a proud alumnus of the school, and his passion for Florida State football was no secret. The stadium’s nickname and school symbol, the Seminoles, were even inspired by Governor Bragg. In 1983, FSU began playing at Doak Campbell Stadium, and it was renamed to its current designation, Doak Campbell Stadium, in honor of former FSU coach Paul “Doak” Campbell.
In 1945, the Governor of the state of Florida, Millard Caldwell, set aside 22 acres of land near Lake Ella for the construction of a stadium. With work beginning in 1947, the stadium opened in 1949, named Bragg Memorial Stadium after Gainesville Mayor A. D. Bragg. Bragg Memorial Stadium not only serves as a home to local college football teams, but is also used as a training facility for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Florida State Seminoles football program is one of the nation’s best, and there’s a reason the rivalry between Florida State and the Florida Gator has lasted so long. Florida is in the heart of Florida, next to the Atlantic Ocean, and the Seminoles are an hour north in Tallahassee. The two schools have one of the best rivalry games in all of college football: the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party,” dubbed the “Florida-Florida State Game” or “The R-rated Game.” The rivalry game takes place on Black Friday, and the game is usually attended by over 70,000 fans.
Bragg Memorial Stadium is the college home of the Florida State Seminoles. The stadium was built in 1936 and was named after Dr. Duane Bragg, a member of the Florida State Board of Trustees, who lived in Tallahassee. The stadium was dedicated on November 1, 1936. It is most known for its five-story press box, which was designed by architect John Carl Warnecke.
Every year, the football team plays one game at Bragg Memorial Stadium, which is the home field of the top-ranked Texas A&M University Aggies. This fall, the Aggies will play their Homecoming game on Saturday, October 6, 2018. On October 6, the Aggies will take on the University of Central Florida Knights, starting at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
Bragg Memorial Stadium, or B-M-T, is Tallahassee’s award-winning home football field. Named after longtime Florida State University athletics director Fred Bragg, the stadium is popular among fans for its spacious design, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and close proximity to the university campus.
The newly renovated Bragg Memorial Stadium is Tallahassee, Florida area‘s crown jewel. The stadium, which opened for the 2009 season, is a beautiful facility, which hosts high school football, soccer, track, cross country, baseball, and softball. With seating for over 20,000 fans, Bragg Memorial Stadium is the heart of the community and is the top venue for both college and professional sports in the Southeastern Conference.