Tallahassee, FL---Florida State University has finally figured out the best date to honor the 2013 National Champion Seminole football team.
The school announcing Thursday it's set Saturday, February first at noon eastern for that public celebration. It will take place inside Doak Campbell Stadium.
The event is free as is parking and the show should wrap up by two p.m. The stadium gates set to open at 11.
This celebration was originally set for this past Saturday, but it seems several players, who are draft eligible, had already skipped town and were unwilling to come back for the event. So it was postponed to the first. The assumption is they've arranged for as many key players as possible to be on hand.
After the official celebration, fans will be invited to the field to mingle with the players, though fans will be asked to refrain from autographs so the players can meet and greet as many fans as possible.
The following came attached with the release from the Florida State Sports Information Department:
Numerous activities are on tap leading up to the in-stadium celebration. From 9:00-11:00 fans will be able to have their photo taken with the Dr. Pepper Coaches’ Trophy on Langford Green. They can also visit the Indoor Practice Facility and check out where the Seminoles train.
It will also be the only chance for fans to see the turf from FSU’s road wins at Florida, the ACC Championship and the piece taken by Telvin Smith at the Rose Bowl on display in caskets at the Sod Cemetery before they are buried.
Following the event, 20,000 free commemorative posters will be given to fans in attendance as they exit the celebration.
Fans are asked to enter Doak Campbell through Gates B, C, D, F, G or X on the south side of the stadium by the Seminole Sport Shop and Unconquered statue. The normal bag policy for home games will be in effect, which limits bags to a size of 6x12x12. The Moore Center will not be open so the best way to see the National Championship Trophy up close and personal will be on Langford Green or during the official celebration. The celebration will conclude with plenty of time for fans to attend the Seminoles’ men’s basketball game versus Clemson in the Civic Center at 3:00 p.m.