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UF Home Games

By: Jane W / 20 Aug 2023
image of a football with the words Eleo MVP Tailgate Tent

As the fall season approaches, the city of Gainesville eagerly prepares for the highly anticipated University of Florida (UF) Gators home football games. Hotel ELEO, known for its exceptional hospitality, is thrilled to offer exclusive perks that will enhance the game-day experience for its guests. The hotel invites passionate Gators fans and football enthusiasts to enjoy complimentary access to the ELEO MVP Tailgate Tent, a pregame extravaganza that promises an unforgettable time. Plus, guests who stay Friday nights on home game weekends enjoy a complimentary happy hour featuring Gainesville's local beers featured in the Sippin' Seven Ale trail program, and savory bites by Chef Andy of Covey Kitchen + Cocktails. Home Game days at Hotel ELEO also offer an additional perk - a Kendra Scott pop-up shop in the hotel lobby.  

Outdoor welcome reception at Hotel ELEO

During select UF home football games at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, hotel guests can enjoy free access to the ELEO MVP Tailgate Tent. Hotel ELEO's MVP Tailgate Tent offers an array of amenities designed to elevate the pregame festivities. Guests can savor delectable food and refreshing beverages, carefully selected to satisfy their cravings and fuel their excitement for the upcoming game. The tent's culinary offerings cater to diverse preferences and guarantee a delightful experience for every palate.

Within the MVP Tailgate Tent, guests will find a vibrant atmosphere buzzing with energy and camaraderie. Engage in spirited games, bond with fellow fans, and immerse yourself in the pregame excitement with live coverage on large TVs broadcasting pregame shows.

Booking Details: To gain access to this exclusive MVP Tailgate Experience, guests must book a two-night stay at Hotel ELEO for the select home games. Planning ahead and securing reservations is highly recommended, as UF Home Games typically sell out. Hotel ELEO not only offers upscale accommodations but also grants entry to an unforgettable pregame celebration that will create lasting memories.

Mark the Dates: Save the following 2023 UF home football games, during which the ELEO MVP Tailgate Tent will be available:

  • September 9 - McNeese Cowboys vs. UF Gators (7pm)
  • September 16 - Tennessee Volunteers vs. UF Gators ELEO MVP Tailgate Tent  (7pm)
  • September 23 - Charlotte 49ers vs. UF Gators  (7pm)
  • October 7 - Vanderbilt Commodores vs. UF Gators ELEO MVP Tailgate Tent (Homecoming!)
  • November 4 - Arkansas Razorbacks vs. UF Gators ELEO MVP Tailgate Tent (Parent's Weekend!)
  • November 25 - FSU Seminoles vs. UF Gators

Eleo's Tailgate Tent at UF Gator's Stadium


Hotel ELEO at the University of Florida presents a remarkable opportunity for UF football fans to elevate their game-day experience. The ELEO MVP Tailgate Tent offers complimentary access to guests who book a two-night stay for select home games. From exquisite food and beverages to engaging entertainment, this tailgate experience is designed to leave a lasting impression. Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of UF Gators football and create unforgettable memories at the ELEO MVP Tailgate Tent. Book your stay at Hotel ELEO and let the celebrations begin!

Kendra Scott gift boxes

Exciting news for all fashion-forward football fans! Kendra Scott the renowned jewelry brand is bringing their dazzling creations to the lobby of Hotel ELEO for every UF football home game this fall. Get ready to indulge in a pop-up shop experience like no other. From noon until 3pm on game day Saturdays you'll have the chance to explore their exquisite collection of customizable jewelry. And here's the best part: Kendra Scott will offer the option to add your team's colors to your chosen piece right there on-site allowing you to showcase your school spirit with style. But that's not all! By visiting the pop-up shop you'll also have an exciting opportunity to enter and win a special one-of-a-kind Kendra Scott treasure. Don't miss out on this incredible fusion of fashion and football at Hotel ELEO's Kendra Scott pop-up shop.


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