JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- For some, it's a new experience. For others, a tradition decades in the making. But for everyone, RV City is one massive cocktail party. And the RV's started rolling in Wednesday morning.
It may look like all fun and games, but to get the RV's and spreads decked out, it takes some serious work.
From tents to flags to rugs, even blow up mascots, the fans inside RV City don't mess around when it comes to team spirit.
"We collect items all throughout the year, orange cups, blue cups, decorations, there's a lot that goes into it," said Florida fan Lisa Betros.
They also start planning this cocktail party a year ahead of time.
"We have meetings, preparation parties, lists and lists and lists," she said.
But the real work doesn't start until the mega-fans roll up. They say it isn't easy getting an RV looking this good.
"It takes a lot of work. My family overall we've been doing it for 20 years but you get worn out."
Once these partiers are finally able to relax, the police go to work. While city budget cuts means fewer officers on the streets, JSO stresses they will have the same level of protection here as always. It's a priority to make sure folks are safe.
But Betros is more concerned about finding someone to take over all the legwork of this tiresome tradition.
"I wanna be the person who gets to call and say hey what can I bring? Bring a cooler and a covered plate and then I get to go home when it's all over. Leave the rest with someone else. I'm ready for the next generation to take over."
While safety is almost an afterthought for fans, it is important to know there's help if you need it around every corner.
This year, six sideline safety zones are set up from RV City to the Jacksonville landing. There, you can do everything from ask for directions, charge your phone, or get emergency assistance.
Police are also warning fans coming downtown without a ticket not to buy them on the street -- counterfeit tickets do exist. However, JSO says at this point they have not had any reported.