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 Reitz Union Hotel 2023 Football Lottery is now CLOSED. Congratulations to all of our winners! All unclaimed rooms will be released to the public on July 17, 2023 at 12 p.m.


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 mid-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.


2023 Football Weekend Reservation Dates

  • September 9 & 10: McNesse State
  • September 15 & 16: Tennessee
  • September 22 & 23: Charlotte
  • October 6 & 7: Vanderbilt
  • November 3 & 4: Arkansas
  • November 24 & 25: Florida State


686 Museum Rd, Ground Level
Gainesville, Florida 32611