Calling all Florida State fans |

Calling all Florida State fans

Jennifer Watkins, Of the Record staff

City Park is not the place to be for BYU fans on Friday night, but those cheering for Florida State won’t want to miss it.

To celebrate the highly anticipated BYU vs. FSU game on Saturday night, Parkites Michelle and Dan Coon have invited all Florida State fans to celebrate in Park City the night before. The Florida State Board of Regents, alumni, booster club, football team, cheerleading squad and even the FSU College of Business agreed to attend the party. Michelle Coon said the FSU crowd is so large it took more than 90 hotel rooms to accommodate them all.

"They made this the premier away game," she said.

Coon, a native of Florida, said she planned the party because she thought Park City was a better fit for FSU than Provo.

"I just thought they’d be more comfortable in Park City," she said.

The festivities kick off with a lunch on Friday at noon at Easy Street hosted by the FSU College of Business. Those wanting to attend the luncheon can still sign up at Later that evening, Mayor Dana Williams will open the pep rally to be held at City Park from 5 to 8 p.m. FSU dignitaries scheduled to appear include FSU President T.K. Wetherell, Athletic Director Randy Spetman and Alumni Association President Scott Atwell. A barbecue and beer garden will be featured at the pep rally.

"It’s a big, fun, festival event," Coon said. "It’s a good time to be an FSU fan in Utah."

The following day, several buses are scheduled to take nearly 325 people to the football game in Provo. The spots on the buses are already sold out.

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