UCF football stadium to be renamed FBC Mortgage Stadium

The UCF Athletic Association and FBC Mortgage, LLC have reached an agreement for naming rights to the Knights football stadium. Beginning with the upcoming 2022 season, the UCF football venue will be known as FBC Mortgage Stadium.

The 10-year, $19.5 million deal means UCF football teams will play their home games at FBC Mortgage Stadium throughout the 2031 football season. July, following its approval today by the UCF Board of Directors.

“It’s an exciting day for UCF Athletics and for FBC Mortgage to be able to collaborate on the naming of our football stadium,” said Terry Mohajir, UCF Vice President and Director of Athletics. “Betrayals have become the norm at UCF. Our match day experience has been widely recognized – and I believe it is second to none. Knight Nation has established the atmosphere at FBC Mortgage Stadium as one of the best in the country. We are building the future of college football here at UCF. This represents the next step for us as we reimagine our football campus – and we’re thrilled to have FBC Mortgage join us on our journey.

“FBC was founded in 2005 in downtown Orlando, and we are very proud to partner with our hometown university, UCF,” said Rob Nunziata, co-CEO of FBC Mortgage. “We would like to thank the UCF Athletic Department, especially Athletic Director Terry Mohajir and Assistant Athletic Director Malik Thomas who have worked so hard to make this sponsorship a reality…Go Knights!! “

The first UCF football game to be played at FBC Mortgage Stadium will be the Knights’ 2022 season opener on Thursday, Sept. 1 against South Carolina State (7 p.m. ET on ESPN+).

“On behalf of our football program, I would like to express our gratitude for the support of FBC Mortgage,” said UCF football coach Gus Malzahn, whose first team Knight in 2021 finished 7-0 at residence.. “It gives us a legitimate boost when it comes to creating a big advantage on the pitch. We are extremely proud of the environment during our home football matches – and that only adds more shine to that.

The crown jewel of UCF’s impressive athletic complex, the Knights Football Stadium, first known as Bright House Networks Stadium, opened in 2007 and became Spectrum Stadium in 2017. The on-campus facility provides UCF with one of the best locations in the Southeast. After spending the previous 28 seasons at the Florida Citrus Bowl (now known as Camping World Stadium) in downtown Orlando, the Knights made their debut at the new on-campus facility on September 15, 2007, facing the Texas. A capacity crowd was on hand for the game, which was televised live nationally on ESPN2. Two seasons later, when UCF hosted Miami on October 17, 2009, a record 48,453 fans were in attendance for the contest.

It has hosted conference championship games (Conference USA or American Athletic Conference) after the 2007, 2010, 2017 and 2018 regular seasons. Located on the north side of campus, the stadium features luxury boxes, a large club lounge and a natural grass playing surface.

The UCF game day football facility has added an impressive series of improvements over the past seven years:

-2015 : The stadium saw its first major renovation with the addition of the Carl Black and Gold Cabana. This premium east side area has quickly become one of UCF’s signature game day experiences. The Cabana is a 10,000 square foot Florida-themed social space and lounge located between the 30-meter lines.

–2016: The video card has been upgraded to a 114 x 36 foot LED display. It features a Daktronics 15MM HD pixel layout for excellent image clarity. The screen also features variable content zoning, allowing it to display one large image or be split into multiple windows to display any variety of live video, instant replays, stats, scores, graphics , animations and sponsorship messages.

–2017: The Carl Black and Gold Cabana has been expanded with an additional 2,921 chair-back seats and an open-air deck. Eight ground-level cabanas were also added in the south end area with access to the J and J Rosengren enclosed air-conditioned lounge. The hall between sections 108-113 has been converted into the Stadium Club. This 3,344-seat premium area on the west side of the stadium provides access to dedicated food and beverage options, as well as other amenities. Additionally, a ribbon display in the south end area was unveiled, this display measuring over seven feet high by 199 feet wide.

–2018: Ground level cabins were added to the north end as well as south lodge cabins.

–2019: North Loge cabanas debuted and an additional 1,000 premium seats were added to the east side of the stadium, increasing the capacity of the Carl Black and Gold Cabana for the second time.

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