Football Lottery

Football Lottery

Due to the tremendous demand for rooms at the Reitz Union Hotel during University of Florida home football games, the hotel has instituted a lottery system to determine room occupancy.

The 2021 football season lottery is now open.

Lottery Terms and Conditions

  • A two-night (Friday and Saturday) minimum stay is required.
  • Football lodging rates apply to all home game weekends.
  • Lottery applications are available for submission until April 16th.
  • Notification of lottery results are announced in early-May.
  • Full deposit (both nights) for all reserved rooms is due at the time of booking.
  • Refunds for football reservations will only be given if rooms are cancelled 60 DAYS PRIOR to the reservation date.
  • All rates are subject to change.
  • Please direct questions about the lottery process or the terms and conditions to the Hotel Manager at 352-392-2151.


2021 Football Weekend Reservation Dates

  • September 3 & 4: Florida Atlantic
  • September 17 & 18: Alabama
  • September 24 & 25: Tennessee
  • October 8 & 9: Vanderbilt
  • November 12 & 13: Samford
  • November 26 & 27: Florida State


686 Museum Rd, Ground Level
Gainesville, Florida 32611