Team in Transit

From truck stops to tailgates   //   the story behind moving an SEC football team

Planning the Trip

So much of what happens the weekend of an away game is arranged far in advance. The University Athletic Association’s operations team begins planning reservations and signing contracts a year in advance, and some accommodations are arranged even earlier. From plane flights and hotel rooms to team meals and coaches’ meetings, the operations directors create an itinerary that outlines the weekend down to the minute for the Gators and everyone involved in moving them. Bryan Flood, director of operations, walked us through a typical away-game weekend and gave us a glimpse of all the details he and his co workers organize.