The UCF Athletic Association and FBC Mortgage, LLC, have partnered on a naming rights agreement for the Knights’ home football stadium that will take effect from the upcoming 2022 season and will brand the UCF football venue as the name of FBC Mortgage Stadium.
The 10-year, $19.5 million deal means UCF football teams will play their home games at FBC Mortgage Stadium throughout the 2031 football season. July, following its approval today by the UCF Board of Directors.
“It’s an exciting day for UCF Athletics and for FBC Mortgage to be able to collaborate on the naming of our football stadium,” said Terry Mohajir, UCF Vice President and Director of Athletics. “Betrayals have become the norm at UCF. Our game day experience has been widely recognized – and I believe it is second to none. Knight Nation has established the atmosphere at FBC Mortgage Stadium as one of the best in the country.
“We are building the future of college football here at UCF. This represents the next step for us as we reimagine our football campus – and we are thrilled to have FBC Mortgage join us on our journey.
“FBC was founded in 2005 in downtown Orlando, and we are very proud to partner with our hometown university, UCF,” said Rob Nunziata, co-CEO of FBC Mortgage. “We would like to thank the UCF Athletic Department, especially Athletic Director Terry Mohajir and Assistant Athletic Director Malik Thomas who have worked so hard to make this sponsorship a reality…Go Knights!”
“With many of our employees having attended UCF, this was a natural fit for FBC Mortgage – and it also helps us achieve our national growth expansion with a great partner at UCF,” says Joe Nunziata, Co-CEO of FBC Mortgage .
The first UCF football game to be played at FBC Mortgage Stadium will be the Knights’ 2022 season opener on Thursday, Sept. 1 against South Carolina State (7 p.m. ET on ESPN+).
“On behalf of our football program, I would like to express our gratitude for the support of FBC Mortgage,” said UCF football coach Gus Malzahn, whose first team Knight in 2021 finished 7-0 at residence. “It gives us a legitimate boost when it comes to creating a big advantage on the pitch. We are extremely proud of the environment during our home football matches – and that only adds more shine to that.
The crown jewel of UCF’s impressive athletics complex, the Knights Football Stadium – first known as Bright House Networks Stadium – opened in 2007 and became Spectrum Stadium in 2017. The on-campus facility provides UCF with one of the best locations in the Southeast. After spending the previous 28 seasons at the Florida Citrus Bowl (now known as Camping World Stadium) in downtown Orlando, the Knights made their debut at the new on-campus facility on September 15, 2007, facing the Texas. A capacity crowd was on hand for the game, which was televised live nationally on ESPN2. Two seasons later, when UCF hosted Miami on October 17, 2009, a record 48,453 fans were in attendance for the contest.
It has hosted conference championship games (Conference USA or American Athletic Conference) after the 2007, 2010, 2017 and 2018 regular seasons. Located on the north side of campus, the stadium features luxury boxes, a large club lounge and a natural grass playing surface.
To learn more about UCF’s stadium upgrades during the year and FBC Mortgage, visit ucfknights.com/news.