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Florida fans crowd the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium stands during the Gators game against the Kentucky Wildcats Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. The announced attendance that evening was 89,993.

Record-breaking crowds for Gators football home games prompt stadium safety concerns

Fans have packed the stadium every game to show support for the football team led by its new head coach, Billy Napier. The Swamp has been close to full all season, with an average attendance of 85,435 for the Gators’ first four home games. Despite assurance on safety precautions from the University Athletic Association and local law enforcement agencies, these crowded games are accompanied by a variety of safety concerns like fights breaking out among fans.

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