UWF Football begins a new era in Saturday’s opening game at Pen-Air Field

West Florida finally gets to run to a packed house at Blue Wahoos Stadium in its first game there since 2019.

A pair of NFL scouts visited the University of West Florida football practice this week, took in the new surroundings and complimented the quickly built stadium.

“I had to say, no, this is all temporary for now,” Argos coach Pete Shinnick said, laughing. “But they thought it looked good and they thought it was a permanent stadium. But I love it. I think it’s going to be loud and crazy.”

Six years after starting a football program from scratch, the 11th-ranked Argos (Division II Coaches Poll) begin a new era Saturday at 6 p.m. their first game against Warner University.

There will be seating for 4,000 with blue and black backed seats on the home sideline, bleacher seats on the away sideline. Plus, enough room to seat nearly 2,000 more on other grassy areas around the field.

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