Jan. 18, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State University police are urging those planning to attend Saturday's celebration of FSU's 1999 national football championship to arrive early to secure a parking space and help ensure a smooth flow of traffic.
The Dodge National Championship Celebration Seminole Style will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at Doak Campbell Stadium with the introduction of players beginning at 11:45 a.m. Coach Bobby Bowden, his coaching staff and the 1999 Seminoles will be presented with the Sears National Championship Trophy, and the Marching Chiefs and FSU cheerleaders will be on hand to salute the championship team. The event will air live on the Sunshine Network.
The program will be held at the west side of the stadium, and fans are to enter gates A-G. Gates will open at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free. The University Center Club will open to members and their guests at 10 a.m., and the Seminole Sportshop in the south endzone will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free parking will be available at the stadium and other campus parking lots, and FSU and Tallahassee police will be on hand to assist motorists. There will be no designated parking for Seminole Boosters. Those with VIP passes and those who need handicapped parking are asked to enter the stadium parking lot from Hendry Road. Golf carts will be available to transport those with disabilities from the parking lot to the gates.
The annual football awards banquet, which will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center, is sold out. For more information on Saturday's events, check www.seminoles.com or call 644-4397.