UF Named Facilities

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James W. "Bill" Heavener Football Complex

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Facility History

This is the first athletic facility project in University of Florida history that, from the planning stage, was to be funded 100% privately. Every consensus All-American has an 18" x 18" granite paver place into the walkway; with their name and year they achieved All-American honors. The seven Gators who have been elected into the College Football Hall of Fame are also recognized in the area. A spectacular 15-plus foot bronze Gator stands at the center of the entryway, paying tribute to Florida's 2006 National Championship Team. In 2009, The Heavener Football Complex received platinum certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, the highest ranking available. It is the first building in Florida and the first athletic facility in the nation to achieve platinum status.