Doak Campbell Stadium History
The year was 1950. Dwight Eisenhower was still technically the Supreme Allied Commander
of Europe, his days as one of the great presidents of the country yet to come to fruition. Businesses were booming and the
Greatest Generation were just starting to make their post-war footprint, and great football was being played all over the
south. One of those places was the newly opened Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, a football venue that brought all the
promise of the Florida State football program as it was headed into a new era. With frequent expansions and consistent updates
to help make it a great combination of modern and historic, Doak Campbell has been the backdrop for a countless number of
amazing Seminoles matchups, though you won't truly know how perfect this stadium is until you're there alongside tens of thousands
of your fellow Florida State Seminoles fans.
First opened all the way back in October of 1950, Doak Campbell Stadium
has a rich and illustrious history of hosting world-class football ballers, and it doesn't hurt that it's nestled knee-deep
in football country. Once you're there, you'll understand loud and clear what all the excitement is about.
Campbell Stadium Events/Teams
When the Seminoles are locked in a heated battle with a top-tier opponent, there is nothing
close to the feeling of being in the stands with your fellow fans, though that's not something you're going to learn sitting
on your couch. Come out and see all the action the way it was meant to be seen as the Gophers look to dominate their ACC opponents
and make a big move up the conference standings.
But while the men's team often gets much of the press, there's also
plenty of excitement about the women's team as well, and that's because they always have an explosive roster loaded with some
of the best players in the game. There are so many big matchups on the schedule, you'll have plenty of opportunities each
and every season to join in the heart-pounding action.
If you've never been to Tallahassee,
well, it's probably time to change that. Though it sometimes gets a bad rep for its amazing winters that might make you think
the teams down here are soft, that's probably because you've never seen the Seminoles in action. These are some of the most
explosive athletes in college football from season to season and the fans are known for being a passionate bunch, making their
home games something to behold whenever the Seminoles are in town. The rich sports scene is about as good as it gets if you
love college football, but you're not going to figure that out sitting at home.
When it's only pride and school spirit
on the line, the whole game is taken to a completely different level, making it always a good idea to come out and see what
all the buzz is about around Tallahassee. Once you make it to Tallahassee getting ready for a big-time college football matchup,
you'll be kicking yourself for not checking it out sooner. Not only is The Man from Tallahassee one of the most critically
acclaimed episodes of Lost, but this is a city that has an unbelievable combination of tradition and contemporary excitement.
Doak Campbell Stadium Seating Layout
Whether you're on the right, left or somewhere in the center, you're bound
to get a great show if you make it out to Doak Campbell Stadium for a highly anticipated matchup. No, we're not talking about
governmental impasses and political theater; we're talking about the elegant seating arrangement of the Doak Campbell Stadium.
There isn't a bad seat in the house, which is something that you really won't understand until you actually make it out to
see it for yourself. Once you're there watching one of your sports teams, the last thing you'll be thinking about is your
seat, however, as you'll be jumping out of it all too often from one play to the next as a great team brings the house down.
Doak Campbell Stadium Trivia
Did you know that Doak Campbell Stadium was renamed Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell
Stadium back in 2004?
OK, well if you're a 'Noles fan you probably knew that one, but the Seminoles are known to draw
a few fans from outside of Tallahassee. Legendary Bobby Bowden went down as one of the greatest coaches in the history of
college football, and this is a stadium worth every bit of his terrific legacy. Bowden led the 'Noles to being one of the
very best programs in the entire country, wreaking havoc on the country for a quarter-century and solidifying Doak Campbell
Stadium as one of the most important venues in all of college football. Once you're there in the stands watching your favorite
team take to the field, you'll be glad that you're not anywhere else.