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Rare Swamp sellout for Florida-FSU showdown

GAINESVILLE — GAINESVILLE — The Florida-Florida State game was sold out for the first time in Gainesville since 2015, a 27-2 FSU win behind Dalvin Cook.

Sellouts have been few and far between at the Swamp, where the Gators once drew capacity crowds with regularity regardless of opponent. Since the 2018 season, Dan Mullen’s first in Gainesville, Florida announced just four sellouts — LSU (2018), Auburn (′19), Alabama (′21) and now FSU.

The Gators’ struggles at the gate are not necessarily unique among even SEC powers. High-definition, big-screen TVs, an unpredictable economy and game-day hassles, such as traffic, parking and concessions lines, have led more fans to stay home.