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Georgia, Florida make decision on future of football rivalry game in Jacksonville

ATHENS, Ga. — The University of Georgia Bulldogs will keep heading south for their next three rivalry games against the University of Florida Gators.

The football programs announced on Wednesday that they have opted to play in Jacksonville, Florida during the 2024 and 2025 seasons.

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The current game agreement has them playing in Jacksonville through the 2023 season with an option to continue through 2025.

“We are pleased with the decision to exercise the option that will keep the game in Jacksonville for 2024 and 2025,” said UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Josh Brooks. “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.”

This year’s match-up is scheduled for Oct. 28. The Dawgs have beaten the Gators at five of the last six meetings.


The Georgia-Florida rivalry game has been played in Jacksonville every year since the 1930s. Only two games since then have been played outside of Jacksonville: 1994 and 1995 when TIAA Bank Field was being built. During those seasons, the teams played one game in Gainesville and one game in Athens.

The future of the Georgia-Florida series in Jacksonville is uncertain past the current 2025 option.

Channel 2′s sister station Action News Jax also reported that TIAA Bank Field is expected to undergo renovations in the coming years.

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