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Georgia-Florida game: What to know ahead of the matchup at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville

Parking, transportation and traffic patterns: these are things that both Gator and Bulldog fans will have to navigate ahead of the annual rivalry game on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville.

With that in mind, the city has released the following information to help people prepare for attending the game:



All event information related to public safety, road closures and traffic can also be found on the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office website at For live gameday traffic updates, passengers are encouraged to follow JSO on Twitter @JSOPIO.

To ensure smooth traffic flow, the following Traffic Restrictions will apply in the Sports Complex area on October 29.

  • The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to restrict all golf cart traffic as necessary due to vehicular traffic issues and safety concerns.
  • To ensure smooth traffic flow, street legal golf carts and motorized scooters will not be permitted in the Sports Complex area, surrounding parking lots and streets leading to Riverfront Plaza.
  • No motorized coolers will be permitted. Only authorized golf carts will be allowed in the area for official use on Saturday.
  • Bicycles and pedicabs are permitted but will be asked to leave if they obstruct traffic. Riding on sidewalks is not permitted.

NOTE: Message boards will be placed throughout the entertainment footprint and will display parking information on game day. Please refer to these boards, not navigation systems, for specific instructions on parking.


Between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, the lane indicators will shift to pre-game pattern of three eastbound lanes and one westbound lane on Bay Street from Ocean Street to the Sports Complex Area.

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Stadium parking lots will open Saturday at 8 a.m. All stadium parking lots are pre-sold and fans are encouraged to have their parking hangtag displayed as they approach the stadium. Gates to TIAA Bank Field will open at 1:30 p.m. and kickoff will be at 3:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to TIAA Bank Field. All available gates will have magnetometers in place, enabling fans to walk through carrying clear bags, cell phones and keys in their pockets. After entering, fans will then proceed to the new self-scan ticket kiosks to have their mobile tickets scanned.

JSO encourages fans to be parked in their spots by 10:30 a.m. if they want to make it into the stadium in time for kickoff.


The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) will be providing the Gameday Xpress for the Georgia-Florida football game and will operate shuttle services from various locations throughout the city. The service will run from 12:30 p.m. until 1 hour after the game. Find out more information at

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The City of Jacksonville will host six Information & First Aid Zones presented by UF Health on Saturday from 12 p.m. until 30 minutes post-football game. The Information & First Aid Zones presented by UF Health provide an area where fans visiting the Sports Complex can find free assistance ranging from basic medical help, first aid, cell phone chargers, transportation information, directions, water and more. The Information & First Aid Zones presented by UF Health are about making the Georgia-Florida experience as enjoyable and safe as possible. Fans who request assistance at the zones for themselves or their friends will not be subject to any legal action on alcohol issues. The Information & First Aid Zones presented by UF Health will be at the following locations:

  • Lot P – Veterans Memorial Wall
  • Lot X – Service Road entrance
  • Babe Ruth Statue
  • VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, corner of APR & Duval Street
  • Lot E – Outside of RV City
  • Met Park – In front of the main gate

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Duuuval’s Bold City Bash – the ultimate Georgia-Florida fan experience – kicked off Tuesday morning with the opening of RV City, and will continue this Friday with the annual Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon presented by Miller Electric Company in the East Club at TIAA Bank Field, honoring Champ Bailey, Trey Burton, Andre Caldwell and John Little. Friday night, the Georgia-Florida fall exhibition baseball game will be played at 121 Financial Ballpark with a fireworks show following the game. Saturday is gameday beginning with the Georgia-Florida Fan Fare and Welcome Center presented by Publix Super Markets at the Dream Finders Homes Flex Field at Daily’s Place from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

“The Georgia-Florida game is one of Jacksonville’s most highly anticipated events of the year. It is an honor to welcome the Dawgs and Gators back to Jacksonville for the one of the greatest college football rivalry games on any schedule,” Mayor Lenny Curry said. “I want to thank all the partners who help make this tradition possible: ASM Global, JSO, JFRD, JTA, as well as all of the fans. You pour your heart and soul into this event and have helped it continue to thrive as an annual weekend of fun, friends, and good football.”

For more information about Duuuval’s Bold City Bash and the Georgia-Florida football game, visit

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