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Game Day Guide: UCF vs. Bethune-Cookman

The Gus Bus is rollin’ into Week 2

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The Gus Bus is rolling into Week 2, Knight Nation.

The UCF Knights are 1-0 so far this season after one heck of a game against Boise State. UCF came out on top 36-31, but it wasn’t easy. It wasn’t pretty either — does a three-hour rain delay due to inclement weather ring a bell?

Despite a 1 a.m. finish, the Bounce House was definitely bouncin’ — all the way to the final whistle.

This week, the Knights will take on the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats for the first time since 2014.

Let’s see what Gus Malzahn, Dillon Gabriel and soon-to-be-household-name Isaiah Bowser can do on Saturday. But while we’re waiting for Game Day, be sure to check out UCF’s new ESPN+ special, “Our Time” and catch up on all things UCF and Big 12 related.

Here’s what you need to know heading into Week 2.

UCF vs. Bethune-Cookman Game Information

Date: Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021

Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. ET

#UCFansWear: Gray

UCF’s threads: Coming soon


Saturday afternoon you can expect variable clouds with a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms. Saturday evening you can expect considerable cloudiness.

The high is 89° and the low is 75°.

The sun will set at 7:34 p.m. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.

Source: The Weather Channel (Sept. 9, 11 a.m.)

Digital Ticketing

Just like last season, tickets are completely digital. Touchless entry will be used upon arrival.

For more information, read our digital ticketing guide here.

We all know how iffy the Bounce House is with cell phone service. Be sure to save your digital ticket to your phone’s wallet to avoid issues at the gate.

Bounce House Gate Information

Bounce House gate information

Section Gate Gate opens at
Section Gate Gate opens at
Tower Club, Loge & Suites 1 4:30 p.m.
113-115, 212-217 2-5 5 p.m.
Students 6-9 4:30 p.m.
Student fast pass 14 4:30 p.m.
124-126, 222-227 11-12 5 p.m.
Visiting team pass 11 5 p.m.
North field cabanas 12 5 p.m.
Carl Black & Gold Cabana 13-13B 5 p.m.
132-134, 201-202, 229-236 14 5 p.m.
UCF team guests, media 16 5 p.m.
105-107, 203-208 17 5 p.m.
Stadium Club 18 5 p.m.
South field cabanas 18 5 p.m.
Bounce House gate information

Parking Information

Lots open at:

  • 8 a.m.: Baseball lot, Softball lot, lots E1-E8, Garage F (Gold Zone permit required)
  • 12:30 p.m.: Memory Mall, Lake Claire, all other campus lots

For more parking information, visit UCF’s website.

Tailgating and Pregame Activities

Tailgating is BACK!

Lots open at:

  • 8 a.m.: Baseball lot, Softball lot, lots E1-E8, Garage F
  • 12:30 p.m.: Memory Mall, Lake Claire, all other campus lots

Open container: Starts at 12:30 p.m. for fans 21+

For tent restrictions and details on what you can and cannot bring or do, visit UCF Athletics’ A-Z guide.

The Tailgate Concert Series, IOA Plaza events, March to Victory and Knight Walk are back after not being a part of game day festivities last season due to COVID-19.

Bag Policy

UCF Athletics’ clear bag policy will be in effect.

Approved bags and items include:

  • Bags that are clear plastic and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”
  • One-gallon, clear, resealable, plastic storage bags
  • Small clutch bags or purses no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”.
  • Seat cushions (no arms or pockets on cushion)
  • Individual-sized hand sanitizer bottles, sanitary wipes and all applicable medical exceptions
  • Personal water bottles and drinking containers are encouraged

Prohibited bags include:

Any non-clear bag including (but not limited to, see above “Approved bags and items”)

  • Purses
  • Diaper bags
  • Cases (camera, binoculars, etc.)
  • Backpacks
  • Printed pattern plastic bags
  • Reusable grocery totes
  • Mesh or straw bags
  • Duffel bags
  • Large totes

COVID-19 Guidelines

UCF strongly encourages fans to get vaccinated. UCF strongly recommends the use of masks while indoors, although it is not required.

Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the stadium, and masks will be available for those who need them.

Still need a ticket?

Individual game tickets are available on TicketMaster starting at $8, StubHub starting at $7 and SeatGeek starting at $18.

Can’t make it to the Bounce House? Here’s how to watch at home


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Daniella Medina is a contributing writer for Black & Gold Banneret. Follow her on Twitter @danimedinanews.