Georgia-Florida game location in flux: Shift in trend among Bulldogs’ fans, new Jacksonville mayor

ATHENS — A decision is pending on the future location of the Georgia-Florida football game with new dynamics in place since the last contract was signed.

UGA administrators and the University of Florida will act as partners in determining whether or not to exercise a two-year option on the contract for the game to be played in Jacksonville at TIAA Bank Stadium in 2024 and 2025.

Gators’ fans are nearly unanimous that they would like Florida to continue to play Georgia in Jacksonville, some 60 miles from the University of Florida campus — and about 340 miles from Athens.

“When I was coaching at Florida, I said it’s to our advantage to get on the bus, and they’ve got to get on the airplane,” Gators coaching legend Steve Spurrier said. “And we’re in the state of Florida, (and) the stadium used to be called the Gator Bowl. It’s a good game for Jacksonville so I hope it stays there.”


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