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FAU Stadium, Boca Raton

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FAU Stadium is a college football stadium located at the north end of the main campus of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida. Opened in 2011, it is home to the Florida Atlantic Owls football team and is intended to be the first part of a FAU's multi-use development project, called "Innovation Village."After selecting an architect in 2008, the university began to raise funds for the $70 million facility with the intent to begin construction in 2009. The $70 million stadium was funded through student fees, private donations, and naming rights partnerships, some of which have yet to be determined. After fundraising efforts slowed, the school delayed construction until 2010. The stadium opened when the 2011 Florida Atlantic Owls football team lost to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on October 15, 2011.Starting in 2014, FAU Stadium will be home to the Boca Raton Bowl, a college football bowl game which will feature teams from the Mid-American Conference and in alternating years Conference USA and the American Athletic Conference.Also starting in 2014, FAU Stadium will be home to Major League Lacrosse's expansion team the Florida Launch.The playing surface was named Howard Schnellenberger Field, after the founding coach of the Owls football program, on August 20, 2014. Schnellenberger spent the final 11 seasons of his coaching career at FAU, retiring after the 2011 season.
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  • Nice enough place. One tip; BYON. That's bring your own napkins, which seem to be at a premium at that place. 
  • Third time at a football game here. Very nice stadium with great views of game. Like the beach area and deck area. Yes, the $8 beers is ridiculous. Lots of food choices. 
  • This is a nice mid-size stadium. It wasn't full at the game we attended. My main complaint is the beer cost $8!! That's a rip-off. 
  • Home of the Owls! Great stadium with natural grass field, 29,419 seats all of them with back seats and aluminum floors. Stadium has really good amenities and a huge jumbotron. Go Owls!
  • Went yesterday Oct 31st to FAU Stadium with a group of people and I can say it has been the WORSE experience I've ever experienced in my life in every way possible from the moment I parked to the moment I left. To start off, the parking lot is really far from the stadium so we had to get this shuttle that took a while to take us to the stadium and back to the car after the game was over, the staff flat out sucked they were rude and uninformed. Asked about where will be the shuttle be found and FAU staff had no clue had to ask a couple of police officers and they were the ones who knew. You have a better chance getting treated and acknowledged better at a Flea Market than at FAU. Don't let me get started on the fans, THEY SUCK! In every way you can possibly think of, they're rude, disgusting, offensive, cruel, drunks, and aggressive. Just because you get fans from the visiting team at your stadium doesn't give you the right to verbally and physically hurt them and use cuss words in front of women and children! In any football game you go to there's ALWAYS going to be an a opponent that's the whole point of playing and there's ALWAYS going to be fans for both teams so it's very arrogant and immature to believe that just because you play at home the opponents fans can't go to your stadium just because we don't root for the home team. FAU should be thrilled that opponent team fans go to their stadium buy tickets and food there which all those funds go to their university. We drove an hour to get there and paid for the tickets to have a good time independently of who won not only did we waste our money and time for nothing but we went just to be offended and that doesn't seem fair. Even when half time rolled around and we went to the concessions there was a crowd of people telling us to "F**K OURSELVES" it was out of control we didn't have one minute of peace throughout the whole game.There's a difference between not liking your opponent and disliking the TEAM and insulting, hurting, and cussing out the fans is another thing totally different. Oh and by the way my group wasn't the only group being harassed they were many others that me and my group were a witness of. That's not a sportsman like conduct, the fans have no respect for their team or for the others, because what does their behavior say? For what I experienced, their behavior is immature, childish, foolish, rude, disgusting, and they looked like bunch of wild animals that live in the wild and have never seen civilization. This is NOT my first time I go to my opponents home and I have NEVER had this issue before, I'm not the complaining type but I just had such a miserable time that I had to speak my mind because today this happened to me tomorrow it can be someone else with a shorter temper and really bad physical things can happen. I paid to get into FAU just like everyone else my money isn't worth any less than ANY FAU fans and I DIDN'T get my money's worth at all. All I got was being harassed and had a piss poor of a time. Another thing I wanted to mention, on the FAU's website they say that the visiting team fans seating is Section 121 it is NOT, it's Section 125 - 127 right behind the visiting teams sideline DO NOT sit in Section 121 as you're going to sit right next to the student section and you're going to have a terrible time! Overall, FAU just proved to us that not only do their football team suck as they're only 2-6 but their fans SUCK they've got one crappy as fan base they're soar losers and they showed how little faith and respect they have for their team that they need to insult others to feel good about themselves. FAU YOU SUCKED IN THE PAST, YOU SUCK NOW, AND IN THE FUTURE YOU WILL SUCK TOO!!!!
  • Went to a game on 10/31/2015 FIU and the stadium is beautiful, the concession stands are great and bathrooms are easily accessible. However the fanbase SUCKED. They were nasty, vulgar, intimidating. I mean me and my daughter on halftime went to get some water and FAU fans were screaming at us F$&K YOU FIU. In years thst I have supported athletics to my home team I have NEVER harassed, intimidated or was vulgar to any of my opponent teams fans. I hope if the university sees this review takes xtreme measures to stop this nonsense and make their own fans be more sportsman like conduct.
  • Nice small stadium for FAU. Good site lines. Decent food options.
  • Typically clean. nice venue for many events.
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