Stats: Cash Flow in College Football
University of Florida
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» For all Gator sports, the fund-raising arm known as Gator Boosters Inc. generates a third of the funds needed to run the entire athletics department. This year, Gator Boosters transfers to the Athletic Association are projected at $25 million.
» Some die-hard fans pay $12,000 a year for membership into the Bull Gators, which guarantees them an opportunity to buy luxury suites. The suites can cost as much as $48,000 a year. As part of a special fund-raising campaign to build a $28-million “Gateway of Champions” at the stadium entrance, Bull Gators can also donate $1 million to have dinner with Coach Urban Meyer and his family or a chance to run onto Florida Field with the team before a home game.
» This season, SEC revenue from bowl games, TV and championships is projected to be $8.5 million; sponsorships and scoreboard advertising, another
$2.1 million; equipment contracts, more than $4.1 million.