Tailgating at Florida State is serious business, as the fans here don’t wait until Saturday morning to get things going. Downtown Getdown is one of the best parts of a Seminoles home game as each Friday night before the game downtown begins to rock in anticipation. There are live bands, street vendors, and some streets are completely shut down due to the crowd. If you get to Tallahassee a day before the game, make sure to attend the Downtown Getdown to get the real Florida State experience.
Seminoles fans love to throw back a few beers and have a wild and fun time on game days. The pregame party here starts on Friday night and lasts all through the weekend with fans drinking and carousing long into the night on game days. Come prepared to party hard and get wild when attending a Florida State game since you wouldn’t want to miss out on any of the game day fun.
While Florida State provides a raucous pregame atmosphere, you won’t find the same kind of homemade food here as you will at many of the other ACC tailgates. The bar and restaurant scene is more popular, so make sure to check out our list of places to go before and after the game.
Unconquered Chief Osceola Statue
Residing in the Williams Family Plaza, the Chief Osceola statue is a symbol of the spirit of the Seminole people and a tribute to their long lasting legacy. The spear is ignited each night at sunset and burns until sunrise the morning after. If attending a night game make sure to check out the statue before or after the game.
The Sod Cemetery located next to the practice field gives fans a look into the history of Florida State football. Here you’ll find patches of sod from all the biggest Seminole victories throughout their history. This is a must see for any Florida State or college football fan.Watch video
Seminole Family Statue
The bronze statue located outside of the stadium illustrates a typical Seminole family from the 1800s and is an excellent way to honor the Seminole Tribe and their heritage.
Located at the AI D. Strum Plaza, this 15-feet tall statue portrays a football player standing and extending his hand to help a fallen rival. The statue helps to reiterate the great tradition and values of Florida State University and Florida State athletics.
Each Friday night before the game downtown begins to rock in anticipation. There are live bands, street vendors, and some streets are completely shut down due to the crowd. If you get to Tallahassee a day before the game, make sure to attend the Downtown Getdown to get the real Florida State experience.
Where to tailgate
Tailgate LotsIf you want to set up your tailgate the reserved lots are a great place to be as they open at least five hours before kickoff.
Indian VillageIndian Village is located right next to Doak Campbell Stadium and home to some of the wildest FSU tailgates around.
Local Bars and RestaurantsThe bar and restaurant scene in Tallahassee is one of the best around. When pregaming before a ‘Noles game make sure to stop by local favorites like Voodoo Dog and Momo’s Pizza.