Bethune-Cookman University vs. Jackson State University to be played at TIAA Bank Field

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The City of Jacksonville and Bethune-Cookman University announced Tuesday that Bethune-Cookman University’s 2022 home football game vs. Jackson State University is moving from Daytona Stadium to TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville.

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The Wildcats are no stranger to TIAA Bank Field. They are 29-23-1 in 53 games all-time at what is now TIAA Bank Field. This will be Bethune-Cookman University’s first return to the area since 2006, where they played Southern in the 53rd Annual Gateway Classic.

“It is going to be great for our guys to get the chance to play in a NFL stadium,” Bethune-Cookman head coach Terry Sims said. “For us, to play in a city like Jacksonville, with our great supporting alumni associations, it will be very exciting, and it is still a close enough drive up the road for our regular crowds from Daytona to attend. We are looking forward to the opportunity for our team and for our fans.”

“The City of Jacksonville is excited to host the Bethune-Cookman University vs. Jackson State University football game at TIAA Bank Field this fall,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. “We look forward to welcoming fans of both teams to our beautiful city.”

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The Wildcats will face Deion Sanders and the Tigers of Jackson State University on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Tickets are available for purchase at or at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena’s box office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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