Florida Gators, Alabama Crimson Tide To Play Baseball In Pensacola

June 21, 2013

The Pensacola Sports Association will host two NCAA Division I baseball games next spring. The University of Florida Gators will play the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles on Tuesday, March 4 and the Alabama Crimson Tide will play the Troy Trojans on Tuesday, March 25.

Both games will be played at the waterfront stadium at the Community Maritime Park. Tickets will be available beginning in December.

“This will be a great event to showcase our great city and beautiful waterfront ballpark,” commented Ray Palmer, PSA Executive Director.  “All four of these programs have great support and a large alumni base in Northwest Florida.  We feel these games will not only benefit our local sports fans, but will also be a sports tourism event for the area.”

“We are excited about the opportunity to bring our team to Pensacola for a game at a great waterfront ball park. It should be a good game between two good baseball programs. We have a couple players from the Pensacola area, so it will be nice to give them an opportunity to play in front of their family and friends. Also, we have a large Alabama fan base in that region of Florida, so it will give them an opportunity to come to the local ball park and support the Crimson Tide,” said University of Alabama Head Coach Mitch Gaspard.

“We are looking forward to our program having an opportunity to compete next spring in Pensacola against a quality Southern Miss baseball program. “We are excited to travel and play in front of the Gator Fans in Northwest Florida’s Panhandle and compete in a beautiful stadium, it should be a tremendous environment,” said University of Florida Head Coach Kevin O’Sullivan.


8 Responses to “Florida Gators, Alabama Crimson Tide To Play Baseball In Pensacola”

  1. Bama Steve on March 19th, 2014 9:54 am

    RAMMER JAMMER YELLOW HAMMER!!!!! Bama at the second best stadium in the country. BRYANT DENNY #1, WHAOOS Stadium #2. Great water front atmosphere!!!, Great food,!!!! Great family atmosphere!!!

    ROLL TIDE!!!!!

  2. Samantha Nowling on June 24th, 2013 2:05 pm

    Go gators :) I dont like baseball but would love to go see that game .

  3. jw on June 21st, 2013 11:32 pm

    ROLL TIDE!!!!

  4. babygirl on June 21st, 2013 12:54 pm

    ROLL TIDE ROLL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. LEO GUY on June 21st, 2013 11:40 am


    That’s a “Come on man!” moment. Go Gators!

  6. JimmyLynn on June 21st, 2013 9:24 am


  7. William on June 21st, 2013 8:56 am

    There you go…Gators logo added. :)

  8. D. on June 21st, 2013 7:09 am

    I am super excited about this!

    I was wondering if we could get a GATOR on this page to go along with that big “A?”

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