The crown jewel in UCF’s impressive athletics complex, Spectrum Stadium -- then-known as Bright House Networks Stadium -- opened in 2007. The campus facility gives the Knights one of the top venues in the southeast. After spending their previous 28 seasons at the Florida Citrus Bowl (now known as Camping World Stadium) in downtown Orlando, the Knights made their debut in the new on-campus facility on Sept. 15, 2007, facing national power Texas. A capacity crowd was on hand for the game, which was televised live nationally on ESPN2.
In its inaugural campaign at the stadium, UCF completed the season with six-straight wins at home, including a 44-25 victory over Tulsa in the Conference USA Championship game. When UCF hosted Miami on Oct. 17, 2009, a facility-record 48,453 fans were on hand for the contest.
Located on the modern north side of campus, the stadium features luxury boxes, a large club lounge and a natural grass playing surface.
In the summer of 2015, the stadium enjoyed its first major renovation with the addition of the Carl Black and Gold Cabana. This is premium area inside Spectrum Stadium became one of the signatures of the UCF game-day experience. The Cabana is a 10,000-square-foot, Florida-themed social area and lounge located between the 30-yard lines. The section was expanded prior to the 2017 campaign with 2,921 chair-back seats and features open-air sun deck to enjoy the game.
Two more premium areas were added for 2017. Eight field-level cabanas were added at the south end zone with access to the enclosed air conditioned J and J Rosengren Lounge. The concourse between sections 108-113 was converted into the Stadium Club. This premium area on the popular west side of the stadium, provides access to dedicated food and drink options, as well as plenty of other amenities.
Just in time for the 2016 season, the video board was upgraded to a 114 by 36 feet LED display. It features a Daktronics 15MM HD pixel layout for excellent image clarity. The display also has variable content zoning, allowing it to show one large image or be divided into multiple windows to show any variety of live video, instant replays, statistics, scoring, graphics, animations and sponsorship messages.
The addition of a ribbon display to the south end zone was unveiled in 2017. This display measures more than seven feet high by 199 feet wide.