In what turned out to be a wild scene on Saturday night in Gainesville, the Florida Gators’ season-opener against Idaho was canceled due to severe weather. Fans were treated to one play all night, a 64-yard kickoff return by Valdez Showers, following a 2 hour and 48 minute delay. Immediately after the play officials postponed the game again, and eventually canceled it.
On Sunday, Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley penned the following letter (via GatorZone) to fans curious about whether or not the game would be made up, or if tickets would be refunded. He also praised the Gator Nation for its enthusiasm on Saturday.
As you know, after lengthy delays, the Florida-Idaho game was suspended due to weather, unsafe and unplayable field conditions at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday night.
Many of you who purchased tickets to the game and attended the game have many questions which have yet to be answered, including whether or not the game will be rescheduled, and what is the status of tickets issued for the game.
Because there are many issues that must be resolved, there will be no decision regarding the status of the Florida-Idaho game made today (Sunday), but we anticipate knowing more in the next two or three days. We will share any updates when they become available.
Coach Muschamp stated last night his appreciation for the energy and passion of the Gator fans at the game and for the most enthusiastic Gator Walk in his tenure from the best fans in the country.
We couldn’t agree more with his remarks. Thanks for all that you do for Gator Athletics and we will update you when we have more information.
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