Florida State Seminoles Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Leonard Hamilton

Team Mascot: Osceola and Renegade

Year Opened: 1981

Capacity: 11675

City / State: Tallahassee / Florida

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

The Sunshine Showdown

Rival Team: Florida Gators

The Seminoles and Gators have a fierce rivalry regardless of the sport, and basketball is no different. The two Florida schools have been battling on the court since 1951 and have played at least once each year since 1978. There are always a lot of bragging rights on the line when these two meet, so don’t miss it when the Gators come to town.

Florida State vs Miami

Rival Team: Miami Hurricanes

Florida State-Miami is one of the best ACC football rivalries, and the two schools have an intense basketball rivalry as well. While the basketball matchups between the Seminoles and Hurricanes may not be as memorable, the matchups between these two on the hardwood are still must-see events for fans of the two teams.

Florida State Seminoles Stadium Guide

In Game

You’ll find an electric atmosphere inside the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center when attending a big matchup between Florida State and one of the top teams in the ACC. FSU fans have an incredible amount of pride and passion for their school and athletic teams regardless of the sport. Typically the football team gets the majority of the attention in Tallahassee. However, when the basketball team is rolling, and a big team comes to town, you’ll be able to experience one hell of an atmosphere at a Seminoles basketball game.

The cheer teams and pep squads do an excellent job of creating a fantastic in-game atmosphere. The music from the pep band, the cheers of the cheerleaders, and the dance routines all come together to create a fun big time college basketball atmosphere that you won’t forget.

You’ll also get to experience one of the best college towns in the nation when visiting Tallahassee. The town is full of many great bars, and restaurants including Voodoo Dog, Bullwinkle’s, and much more so take some time to explore the area and enjoy all that Tallahassee has to offer.

Tallahassee is a great college town, and the Florida State fans have a lot of passion for their team, so you’ll have an excellent time attending a Seminoles basketball game.

Things to check out


Hanging from the rafters of the arena are banners celebrating the Seminoles retired and honored numbers as well as the team’s 1972 Final Four appearance. Take a minute to check out the banners and remember all of your favorite Seminoles from the past including Sam Cassell and Ron King.

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Chief Osceola

Florida State’s mascot Chief Osceola entertains the crowds and works everyone into a frenzy at games. Keep your eyes open for the Chief and join in on the cheers and chants he leads.

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Pep Band

The Florida State pep band sets the mood at Seminoles basketball games with their unique musical stylings. The band is a big part of any collegiate sporting event, so enjoy their tunes when attending a Florida State basketball game.

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The FSU cheerleaders will get everyone up and cheering throughout the game. They perform a variety of fun routines and are one of the main components of a Seminoles basketball game, so join in on the cheers to show your support for the ‘Noles.

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Golden Girls

The FSU Golden Girls entertain the crowd with their dance routines. Even when the action on the court is subpar, you’ll still be able to enjoy the Golden Girls when attending an FSU basketball game.

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Fight Songs

  1. FSU Fight Song

    You’ve got to fight, fight, fight, for FSU!
    You’ve got to scalp ’em Seminoles!
    You’ve got to win, win, win, win, win this game,
    and roll on down and make those goals!

    For FSU is on the warpath now,
    And at the battle’s end she’s great!
    So fight, fight, fight, fight to victory!,
    Our Seminoles from Florida State!

    (Say and YELL)
    F-L-O-R-I-D-A S-T-A-T-E
    Florida State, Florida State, Florida State!

    (Repeat Chorus)

  2. Alma Mater

    “High O’er Towering Pines”

    High over towering pines our voices swell,
    Praising those Gothic spires,
    we love so well.
    Here sons and daughters stand,
    faithful and true,
    Hailing our alma mater,

  3. Hymn to the Garnet and Gold

    Garnet and gold,
    And may we ever loyal be;
    As in days of old,
    Thy daughters bore the torches three.

    Sons and daughters all,
    Will know that at the top we’ll stand;
    And Florida State will be,
    The very best in all the land.

  4. Seminole War Chant

    The Seminole War Chant can be heard all throughout Tallahassee as it is the rallying cry of the team and fans. 14,000 Seminole fans waving their hands back and forth as they cheer on their team is quite the sight to behold as well as a great way for the fans to get in their opponent's head. Join in the Seminole War Chant for the chance to experience one of the most famous traditions in college sports.

Florida State Seminoles Bars & Restaurants

  1. Potbelly’s

    The Bird Bar and Grill beer

    Local bands often play at this buzzing gathering place with a patio offering happy hour drink deals.

    459 W College Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32301, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Poor Paul’s Pourhouse

    Poor Pauls Pour House

    If there's such a thing as a landmark in Tallahassee, POOR PAUL'S POURHOUSE is the place tp be.

    618 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  3. Fermentation Lounge


    Awesome friends. delicious beer. Unforgettable food. Best experience.

    415 All Saints St #113, Tallahassee, FL 32301, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Ken’s Tavern

    Kens Tavern

    Looking for a fun place in Tallahassee, look no further you have found the best place for Drinks, Dancing and floor rattling Music.

    656 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  5. Madison Social

    Madison Social

    Food is a social experience.

    705 S Woodward Ave #101, Tallahassee, FL 32304, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Bullwinkle’s


    Longtime saloon draws a high-energy crowd with DJs, bands & a variety of daily drink specials.

    620 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  7. Gordo’s


    Local staple for pressed sandwiches & other Cuban favorites in no-frills digs with an outdoor deck.

    1907 W Pensacola St, Tallahassee, FL 32304, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. Pizza Mouth

    Imos Pizza Pizza

    Informal chain offering an extensive menu of pizza, wings & Italian comfort food.

    623 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  9. Los Compadres

    Los Compadres

    This lively, colorful cantina with outdoor seating dispatches Mexican fare & an array of margaritas

    2102 W Pensacola St, Tallahassee, FL 32304, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  10. Cypress

    Cypress Restaurant

    A sophisticated Southern regional-style restaurant, Cypress offers a creative menu of fresh in-house preparations featuring chef-cut aged meats, local produce and fresh seafood

    320 E Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32301, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Hobbit American Grill

    Five Star Tavern Burger Etiwanda Roadhouse Burger Old Bag of Nails Pub Burger Dixie Pig Barbecue Burger

    Local chain serving burgers, sandwiches, wings & pub grub in casual surroundings.

    2020 W Pensacola St, Tallahassee, FL 32304, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  12. Jim & Milt’s

    Gus Bar & Grill Sandwich Fries Pioneer Diner Sandwich Paul Reveres Family Restaurant Sandwich Wild Magnolia Sandwich

    Smoked BBQ plates & other Southern faves served in an unfussy space with counter service.

    1923 W Pensacola St, Tallahassee, FL 32304, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  13. Guthrie’s

    Guthries Chicken

    Long-running chain serving fried chicken fingers, salads & Southern-style sweet tea.

    1818 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  14. Cabo’s Island Grill and Bar

    Cabos Island Grill

    A wide menu of Mexican & American dishes offered in a brightly colored surf-themed setting.

    1221 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301, USA


    Bar website

    american - mexican - $

  15. Chubby’s Chicken

    Chubbys Chicken

    Fast-food option serving chicken wings, wraps & salads at their drive-thru & walk-up windows.

    534 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32301, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  16. Momo’s Pizza

    Momos pizza

    Pizzas by the pie or huge slice & a big beer menu in casual digs with old-school checked flooring

    1416 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32304, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  17. 4th Quarter

    4th Quarter

    It’s not just a sports bar, but a great place for great friends to meet up and have some fun.

    2033 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  18. Voodoo Dog

    Voodoo Dog

    Casual restaurant serving hot dogs & burgers with inventive toppings such as mac ’n’ cheese.

    805 S Macomb St, Tallahassee, FL 32301, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$