JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The countdown is on for the biggest college football tradition in Jacksonville, the Georgia-Florida game. And if you're planning to party downtown, you're going to need a pre-game plan.
Festivities begin in about a week. Extra seating is already being installed inside the stadium. And outside the stadium, space is filling up. Go ahead and put the brakes on any plans you had to park at or around EverBank Field.
Tonisha Landry-Gaines, special events manager for the city of Jacksonville, said, "Parking is already full at the stadium and in a lot of places around the sports complex."
Instead, the city is offering shuttle service from seven different sites around town. There are four lots downtown, and three on the east side of the river. Prices from the downtown lots are $7 round trip. And a round-trip ticket from the suburban lots will cost you $12.
Action News asked Landry-Gaines, "Is it too late to get a spot in RV City?" She replied, "RV City is first come, first served. The lots open up at 8 a.m. next Wednesday the 24th."
Now, the big question: can you still get tickets to the game? The answer is yes! We found some on stubhub.com with prices starting at $93.
"It's really great for the city of Jacksonville to have this tradition come back here," said Landry-Gaines. "The exposure is great, obviously, because its nationally televised. But just the fact that there's so many local fans of both Florida and Georgia, it's really good to have that feeling and that pride of having the game right here in our backyard."
Kickoff is at 3:30pm Saturday, October 27th. CBS47 will have a pre-game and a post-game show.
And the city has a website dedicated to all things Georgia-Florida. Just visit www.flga.org