Jacksonville, FL. — The countdown to kick-off is on!
The Florida-Georgia game is officially here.
But, whether you’re rooting for the gators or the bulldogs, things won’t look quite like years before because of COVID-19.
Not only are parking lots expected to be less full, but ‘Visit Jacksonville’ is predicting a financial loss.
The City of Jacksonville says last year the event had a 33-million-dollar economic impact.
This year, Visit Jacksonville is expecting to bring in less than 7 millon dollars.
Check out this picture Action News Jax Christy Turner took yesterday—that’s r-v city.
This football game attracts tens of thousands of people to Jacksonville.
This year, only 19-thousand fans are allowed in because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Masks will be required in the stadium at all times unless eating or drinking.
The city is asking anyone who doesn’t have a ticket to not come down to the stadium.
Action News Jax spoke with Intuition Ale Works Taproom manager who is still optimistic about business.
Bronson Olympia, taproom manager, Intuition Ale Works, " I think we’re still gonna get some people out definitely some more people in this area have been here the past couple weeks so it’s a big weekend in Florida-Georgia and then the other jag right after it."
Action News Jax will broadcasting the game today on C-B-S-47.
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