UCF Football Spring Game to Feature Special Helmet Decals

by Justin Wilson

ORLANDO – It was special.

That was the consensus among UCF football student-athletes following their latest visit to the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Different from previous visits, the student-athletes sought input from the children on how to take their game, or their style for the Spring Game, to the next level.

In a unique opportunity, the children designed logos for the student-athletes to wear on their helmets during UCF’s annual Knights vs. ‘Nauts Spring Game, presented by Knight Pass, on Friday, April 12, at FBC Mortgage Stadium.

UCF’s student-athletes assisted the children in the creative process of coloring and designing stacked UCF, Knight Head and Citronaut logos that the players will don on their helmets.

“Giving back to our community is a huge part of who we are as a program, so we’re excited to have our players represent the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in this unique way in our Spring Game,” said UCF head coach Gus Malzahn.

Not only will the football student-athletes be excited to play in front of Knight Nation for the first time in nearly four months on Friday, but they will also be playing for the children that they have now developed a connection with and representing them on the field.

Additionally, a few of the children from the hospital will be in attendance and recognized during Friday’s game.

“The recent visit to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children by members of the UCF football team exemplifies the values of compassion and teamwork,” said Justin Williams, President of Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. “Activities like this enhance the patient experience and strengthen our partnership together. UCF Athletics continue to inspire us both on and off the field, showcasing their dedication not only to the game but also to their community.”

"We're thrilled to have the kids at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children help put a special touch on this year's spring game uniforms, as they helped personalize UCF logos for our team helmets, adding their creativity and inspiration for our guys,” added Terry Mohajir, UCF’s Vice President and Director of Athletics.

For more than 14 years, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has been named a “Best Children’s Hospital” by U.S. News & World Report. In 2023-24, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital was ranked in four specialties: Endocrinology & Diabetes, Neonatology, Orthopedics and Pulmonology.

Children’s health and well-being are at the heart of what they do every day at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. For more than 30 years, families have been able to find an environment where healing and hope are inspired by the fearless spirits of the kids they treat. The hospital features the most advanced technology, Central Florida’s only pediatric Level One Trauma Center and Emergency Department, and compassionate doctors, nurses and staff who have the children’s health as their top priority.

Similar to last year, this year’s Spring Game will feature two quarters of play, along with skill challenges, opportunities to buy into the game as fans, and field access postgame for all fans.

Admission is free for all non-premium areas. 

Premium tickets will be available for purchase online at the prices listed below:

  • 3MG Club (Reserved Seating)- $20
  • Stadium Club (Reserved Seating) - $10
  • Carl Black & Gold Cabana (Reserved Seating) - $5
  • All Non-Premium Seating Locations (General Admission) - Free, no ticket required)


Parking can be pre-purchased in lots E6, E8, and baseball for $20*, while parking in softball and Garage F will be free for all guests on a first-come, first-served basis. All lots are cashless. 

*Day of parking purchased and a portion of concessions sold will support the Kingdom NIL. 

 All lots will open at 3:30 pm

  •  E1/E2; E6; E7; E8; softball, baseball, and Garage F 

ADA Parking 

  • E6

Gate Opening Times

  • 5:30 pm Roth Tower Open
  • 6:00 pm All Other Gates (3-4; 10; 13/13b; 14; 16; 17; 18)