The FGCU Eagles face off against the UF Gators in Arlington, Texas on Friday at 10:00 p.m. Where will you be watching the big game?
Here's a list of venues hosting watch parties:
-Beef O'Brady's, on Ben Hill Griffin and Corkscrew Rd., will showcase the game on a 12-foot screen outside of the restaurant, complete with seating.
-Applebee's, on Corkscrew Rd. just west of I-75, is hosting the game on a 20-foot x 20 foot screen with speakers in their parking lot. Bring your own chairs.
-The Florida Everblades and Germain Arena will be host a free game-watching party following the Everblades game against Orlando on Friday. The Everblades game starts at 7:30 p.m. The FGCU/Florida game will be shown on the video boards in the main rink, as well as in the Breakaway’s Sports Pub located at Germain Arena. Breakaway’s Sports Pub will offer half-priced appetizers and happy hour drink specials during the game. Concession stands will remain open in the concourse as well. In addition, all FGCU students wishing to attend the Everblades game prior to the watch party, may purchase $5 tickets at the Capital Bank Box Office by presenting their college I.D. Admission to the watch party itself is free.
-Big Al's Sports Grill in Bonita Springs will give 10 percent off to fans wearing blue and green from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. on Friday.
-Boston Beer Garden, on the corner of Airport Pulling Rd. and Immokalee Rd., will be hosting a watch party for FGCU alumni.
-The Bar at Waldorf Astoria Naples has created three special shots for local Eagles fans to enjoy this Friday from Happy Hour ( 5:00 p.m.) through the conclusion of the team's game. The shots cost $5 each and include:
1) Dirty Bird (Patron, Peach Schnapps, Blue Curacao and Grenadine)
2) Fried Gator (Blue Curacao, Sweet & Sour and Jagermeister)
3) Dunk City* (Blue Curacao, Midori and Cuervo)
As an added bonus, The Bar will be buying all patrons a round of Dunk City shots for every Eagles' slam dunk.
-Grimaldi's Pizzeria in Bell Tower Shops will also be showing the game on two 52" TVs.
-Broadway Palm, located at 1380 Colonial Boulevard, will project the big game on the big screen at 10:00 p.m. Light snacks will be provided.
-The Cigar Bar at the Gulfcoast Town Center will have live music with Goode N' Blue starting at 7:00 p.m. Wear your FGCU Eagles or Florida Gators colors to enter for a chance to win 2 round trip tickets on the Key West Express! Specials during the game include:
$10 buckets of Coors Light or Miller Lite
$5 Cigar City Brewing Maduro Brown Drafts
$5 Eagle Martinis
$5 Eagle shots
$5 Monkey Shoulder Scotch by the makers of Balveinie
Buy 2 get 1 on Select cigars all night long
-Days Inn Springs Resort & Tiki Bar, located at 18051 S Tamiami Trail, will be showing the game on an 18-foot outdoor screen. The Easter Bunny will also make an appearance. Eagle Shots will be available for $3.50 all day long. There will be free appetizers by Leoni's Pizza at 5:00 p.m. for the pre-game/ happy hour crowd. Expect $3 Bacardi flavors and $2 wells from 11:00 p.m. Until 2:00 a.m.
-Pincher's Crab Shack's Gulfcoast Town Center location and Tiki Bar location will be open late for the game, and willoffer Miller Lite and Coors Lite specials and a 2-for-1 Happy Hour all day.
-All 6 local Bowland Centers will hold watch parties. Nemo's Sports Cafe, located inside of all Bowland Centers, will have the game on all high-def TVs. Locations are as follows:
Coral Lanes-Cape Coral
Bowland Lehigh-Lehigh Acres
Bowland Pt Charlotte
Fans can go to any of the locations Facebook pages and get a coupon for a FREE DRINK during the game.
-Diamond Billiards Sports Bar & Grill, located at 1242 Pine Island Road SW #4 in Cape Coral, will be showing the game on the 15-foot projection screen and on the other TVs throughout the 10,000-square-foot building. Specials include $3.00 "YOU CALL IT" from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., any drink or shot for $3.00, and free draft beer or well drink to those who wear any FGCU gear! Customers can also take advantage of $5.00 boneless wings.
-Gator Lanes will provide the following specials to everyone dressed in blue and green, starting at 9:00 p.m.: $1 drafts, $2 kamikazes, $5 jager bombs, $7 kamikaze ski shots (4 shots), and $7 large cheese pizzas. The game will be played on more than 15 big screen TVs in the lounge, multiple screens on the patio and over the bowling lanes on two 18-foot screens.
-Bar Louie, in the Gulf Coast Town Center Estero will also be hosting a party.
-The Edison, located at 3583 McGregor Blvd., will host a party starting at 9:00 p.m.
Check back here for updates as the list of venues grows.