Georgia-Florida Game to remain in Jacksonville through 2025
The annual Georgia-Florida football game will remain in Jacksonville, Fla., through the 2025 season, it was announced on Wednesday.
The contract for the game in Jacksonville was set through the 2023 season with an option to keep the game there for an additional two years through 2025. Both schools have now exercised that option.
“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.”
The Georgia-Florida game has been played in Jacksonville since 1933 with the exception of the 1994 and 1995 seasons during stadium renovations. The Bulldogs and Gators are slated to meet this season at TIAA Bank Field on Saturday, Oct. 28.
“Jacksonville has been the proud home of the Georgia-Florida game since 1933,” Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said. “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.”
Georgia and Florida first met on the gridiron in 1904 and have played 100 contests overall. The Bulldogs have won two consecutive games in the series, including a 42-20 victory last season, and currently lead the series 54-44-2.