Football will be the 15th varsity sport at the University.
However, thanks to appropriations from the Florida Legislature, the all-steel stadium on the campus' westernmost edge was built in 1957. Das Hard Rock Stadium ist ein American-Football - Stadion in Miami Gardens, im Norden der US-amerikanischen Stadt Miami im Bundesstaat Florida.
The UWF Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has won seven national championships, and West Florida leads all schools in Gulf South Conference history with 71 league championships at 16 all-sports trophies. "Earlier in September, UWF President Judy Bense announced that UWF football will host its inaugural season in Fall 2016. The 1980 season saw the stadium condemned by the State of Florida engineers, prompting the Legislature (thanks to heavy lobbying by the FAMU Administration) to appropriate over four and a half million dollars for the stadium's renovation and expansion to begin 1981 with remodeling, to make the stadium suitable for crowds again.The project was completed in 1983, with the unveiling of the Galimore-Powell Fieldhouse, located adjacent to the stadium's south end zone.Bragg's son, Eugene, one of the school's first All-America gridders (1927), took over the reins of the program in 1934, coaching through 1935, when an automobile accident ended his life. The athletics facilities master plan also calls for additional on campus practice facilities for the football team.
Most of the football coach … "We sincerely appreciate the partnership with Quint and Rishy Studer, The Blue Wahoos, the CMPA and the City of Pensacola. This new, state-of-the-art establishment will be half dug into the sloping terrain, with a series of terraces accenting the building, allowing for crowds to enter from the campus.
Jubie Bragg was one of the school's first athletic directors, being one of the key figures in the football program gaining varsity status in 1906.
Es ist seit der Eröffnung die Heimspielstätte der Miami Dolphins (American Football) aus der NFL und seit 2008 des NCAA - College-Football-Teams der Miami Hurricanes von der University of Miami. In January 2018 the university released plans to relocate its football stadium to the south side of the campus and renaming it Jake Gaither Stadium. That configuration featured 10,500 permanent seats and bleachers elevated the capacity to 13,200.To date, the largest single game attendance at Bragg Memorial Stadium was set in 1996 when 33,954 people were in attendance for the Homecoming football game against the Bears of Morgan State University.The structure contains coaches' offices, conference room, equipment and training/treatment rooms (with X-ray machines), two locker rooms, one for each team, home and visiting, plus an official's locker room and a weight training room.But by the 1980s, the stadium had fallen into disrepair and had grown too small for the Rattler football program. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to play college football in such a beautiful setting as the Blue Wahoos Stadium," said UWF President Judy Bense. GoArgos @GoArgos. "We are thrilled to support UWF's efforts to bring an exciting brand of college football to Pensacola," said Bruce Baldwin, Blue Wahoos President. At the previous location in the cow pasture, it was a walk of a quarter mile to the nearest restroom. UWF intercollegiate athletics compete in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference. The athletics facilities master plan also calls for additional on campus practice facilities for the football team. The stadium was built in 1930 with a capacity of about 22,000, and has been expanded, renovated, and improved many times over the ensuing decades.