Photo of Key West Bars for Gator Club
Pat Croce’s Rum Barrel the new home of the Key West Gator Club

KEY WEST, Fla. (August 13, 2012) — The Southernmost Philly sports bar takes on the University of Florida’s orange and blue as the new official Key West Gator Club.

Owned by former Philadelphia 76ers president Pat Croce, the Rum Barrel welcomes the Gator Nation from the Sept. 1 season kick off for the first season game against Bowling Green State University scheduled for 3:30 p.m. with the traditional Rum Barrel tailgate on Front Streetwith free beer and hot dogs in the lead-up to game time.

“We’re excited about our new headquarters for southernmost Gator fans,” said Greg Oropeza, KWGC president. “We’re encouraging all UF alumni, fans, and friends to come out to the Rum Barrel on game days to cheer on the Gators.”

Visitors and fans alike can view all University of Florida football games with like-minded allegiance at the Rum Barrel, complete with food and drink specials. A signature Rum Barrel/Key West Gator Club T-shirt will also be available for purchase at the bar, its online shoppe and via the fan club website, events and its members.

“We’re very happy to host Key West Gator Club, especially with Island Dogs Key West Baracross the street hosting the Seminoles. It’s going be great rivalry–the Front Street battle of college ball,” said general manager JC Picco.

The Rum Barrel will team up with the KWGC for the Aug. 26 Conch Cup Golf Tournament between local clubs from the University of Florida, Florida State University and the University of Miami.

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