Florida-Georgia game to remain in Jacksonville for two more years

Jacksonville, Fla. — The City of Jacksonville has confirmed that the annual football game between the Florida Gators and the Georgia Bulldogs will be played in Jacksonville during the 2024 and 2025 seasons.

The current agreement had the game in Jacksonville through the 2023 season, with the option to extend the game for two more years as long as the two schools notified the city by June 30.

That notification is expected to come this week.


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“The City of Jacksonville has been an historic host for one of the great rivalry games in all of college football,” Florida Athletics Director Scott Stricklin said. “We are excited to have the game in Jacksonville for another two seasons.”

“We are pleased with the decision to exercise the option that will keep the game in Jacksonville for 2024 and 2025,” UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Josh Brooks in a news release. “We look forward to discussions that I’m sure will continue over the next couple years exploring all the options for 2026 and beyond. We continue to be appreciative of the working relationship we have with the University of Florida and the City of Jacksonville.”

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Mayor Lenny Curry said, “Jacksonville has been the proud home of the Georgia-Florida game since 1933. We are excited to welcome back the thousands of Dawgs and Gators to Jacksonville in 2024 and 2025. I want to thank the University of Georgia and University of Florida for their continued faith and investment in our city.”

The Florida-Georgia game has been played in Jacksonville since 1933, with the exception of 1994 and 1995 when TIAA Bank Field was being built.

This year’s game is scheduled for Oct. 28.

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