Video Shows Fire at Florida Gators' Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistSeptember 12, 2020

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field is seen during the first half of an NCAA college football game between Florida and Arkansas in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux)
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Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, home of the Florida Gators football team, caught fire on Saturday. 

Per Claudia Bellofatto of ABC 20 in Gainesville, Florida, the Gainesville Fire Rescue confirmed there was a fire and they were able to put it out. 

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Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is on Fire. On Stadium Road. #gainesville #uf #florida #gators https://t.co/zn34zVX3QU

The Gators announced the cause of the fire on Twitter and revealed there was no structural damage to the stadium:

Florida Gators @FloridaGators

The fire at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium was from a maintenance tractor. The fire is now out and there is no structural damage to the facility. https://t.co/SdWqxrpnld

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium has been the University of Florida's football home since 1930. The Gators have a separate facility for football practices. 

Florida's first football game of the 2020 season is scheduled for Sept. 26 against Mississippi at Vaught Hemingway Stadium. The Gators will host South Carolina at the Swamp in their first home game Oct. 3. 


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