Georgia-Florida to play in Jacksonville through ’25
Harry Lyles Jr., ESPN Personnel WriterMay 24, 2023, 04:55 PM ET
The Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators revealed Wednesday that the schools have worked out the option to play their yearly competition game in Jacksonville throughout the 2024 and 2025 seasons.The Georgia-Florida game has been played in Jacksonville since 1933, other than for the 1994 and 1995 seasons throughout the building and construction of TIAA Bank Field. The Bulldogs and Gators are set up to meet on Oct. 28 for this year’s matchup.The extension follows Georgia head coach Kirby Smart expressed
hiring worry about playing the game in Jacksonville prior to their most recent matchup last October, since NCAA rules don’t enable schools to host recruits at neutral sites.Editor’s Picks 2 Associated”We’re allowed to use tickets, but we can’t host them,” Smart said last October.
“We can’t do anything
. So I never ever comprehended– I never ever understand– what would we make with them? We can’t lawfully see them. We can’t talk to them, we can’t host them. Go to with them. “We can state, ‘There’s a ticket at the gate. Enjoy the game.’So that’s actually all we can do. We’ll do that.
We’ll have some kids go to the game. “Georgia athletic director Josh Brooks stated in a release,”We are pleased with the choice to
work out the choice that will keep the game in Jacksonville for 2024 and 2025. We anticipate conversations that I make certain will continue over the next couple years checking out all the choices 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.” Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin stated, “The City of Jacksonville has actually been a historical host for one
of the terrific rivalry games in all of college football. We are delighted to have the game in Jacksonville for another 2 seasons.”Georgia has won 5 of the last 6 meetings, most recently a 42-20 success on Oct. 30, 2022, and leads the all-time
series 55-44-2(or 54-44-2, per Florida records).