Champions play at UCF.
Knights athletic teams have earned landmark victories on state and national stages — from back-to-back American Athletic Conference titles to BCS bowl wins. But some of our student-athletes’ most important triumphs have been in the classroom, where they’ve achieved an average GPA of 3.0 or higher for 25 consecutive semesters. Success isn’t as sweet without the cheers of fans in the stands, so every student has access to free admission to sporting events on campus. Being a part of the action is an important part of the UCF experience — because we’re never as strong alone as we are together.
For schedules, tickets, stats and more, visit UCFKnights.com.
UCF Athletics 2020 Guide
UCF Athletics is working with university leadership, the American Athletic Conference, the NCAA and public health officials as we navigate through unprecedented times. In prioritizing the health and well-being of our community, there have been several changes made to this fall’s schedule.
Competition and conference championship updates for Fall 2020 sports:
- Baseball: Will be announced at a later date
- Cross Country: Pending further NCAA clarification
- Football: Taking place (first home game scheduled for Oct. 3)
- Golf (men’s and women’s): Will be announced at a later date
- Rowing: Will be announced at a later date
- Soccer (men’s and womens): Postponed until Spring 2021
- Softball: Will be announced at a later date
- Tennis (men’s and women’s): Will be announced at a later date
- Volleyball: Postponed until Spring 2021
Decisions for potential modifications to The American’s winter sports (basketball and indoor track and field) will also be announced at a later date. Visit UCFKnights.com for more information and updates.
2020 UCF Football Season
As the Knights prepare to take the field this fall, fans should be aware of several changes that have been implemented.
Several key changes include:
- Stadium capacity is reduced to 25 percent at the Bounce House (football stadium).
- Hand sanitizer kiosks have been installed throughout the stadium.
- Fans will be required to wear face coverings at all times, except when eating or drinking in their seats or designated tables on the concourse.
- All tickets will be digital. Fans will be required to enter at the assigned gate listed on their mobile ticket, and a clear-bag policy is in effect.
- IOA Plaza pregame festivities will be limited to the Sponsor Fan Zone and photo stations. Festivities not taking place in 2020 include: Knight Walk, Tailgate Concert Series, March to Victory and Kids Zone.
- Tailgating is prohibited until further notice.
Explore what UCF football fans should know for this year’s season.
UCF Fight Song
Game Day Traditions
Innovative. Hip. Fun. Nontraditional. Knight Nation is quickly becoming one of the largest fan bases in college sports. Over the last several football seasons, we’ve won six conference championships, three Bowl Championship Series/New Year’s Six titles and were declared national champions following our perfect 13-0 football season in 2017.
Along the way, all that success has led to the establishment of more than a few UCF traditions, even if a number remain relatively new. Here’s a closer look at what Knights’ fans have come to know and love about game day:
Line up along IOA Plaza and welcome the team, as they head from the bus to the locker room.
March to Victory
Join Pegasus, Knugget, Knightro, the Marching Knights and the UCF spirit teams near Knights Plaza for the fan march to the stadium.
Turn on your cell phone flashlights during kickoff in the Bounce House.
Coordinate your colors with fellow Knights — from anthracite (gray) and gold to black and white.
Bounce when you hear Zombie Nation’s “Kernkraft 400” and cheer on your Knights.
Sing the UCF alma mater with the team after each home game, win or lose.
We Determine Our Own Destiny.
From the first kickoff on a converted cow pasture to buzzer-beater shots, grand slams and championship cheer routines, UCF Knights have been building momentum on the field and the court since our athletic debut. And whether we were underdogs or the overwhelming favorites, you’ve been cheering us on every step of the way. With your continued support, the best is yet to come.
Support UCF Athletics
Athletics at UCF in recent years has celebrated unprecedented levels of success and achievement in virtually every measurable category on and off the field. This year though, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused budgetary uncertainty.
The Keep Charging On Fund is a one-year fundraising effort to provide unrestricted charitable support for UCF Athletics and maintain the significant momentum built over the past four years. Help us finish strong by sharing this initiative with others in the UCF community to help us achieve our goal and continue to visit KeepChargingOn.com for updates.
To Reach the Next Level, UCF Athletics Aims To:
- Become a perennial top-25 college athletics program.
- Empower our student-athletes to earn degrees and attain exceptional personal and professional lives.
- Support UCF in achieving its goals through impactful, positive exposure.
- Energize all of Knight Nation, including alumni, students and the Central Florida community.
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World-class facilities have never been more important to attract recruits and win scholarships.
- Bounce House (football)
- Addition Financial Arena (men’s and women’s basketball)
- The Venue (volleyball)
- John Euliano Park (baseball)
- Softball Complex
- Track & Soccer Complex
- USTA National Campus (men’s and women’s tennis)
- Wayne Densch Sports Center (multisport)
- Nicholson Fieldhouse (indoor practice facility)