Florida-Georgia game will remain in Jacksonville through at least 2023

By Adam Silverstein
October 25, 2019
Florida-Georgia game will remain in Jacksonville through at least 2023
Football

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It may not officially be called the World’s Largest Cocktail Party anymore, but the annual game between the Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs has not become any less fun. The programs announced Friday that fun will continue at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida, through at least 2023 as the teams and city have extended their contract for the neutral-site showdown.

Florida and Georgia each received increased financial guarantees in the new agreement. Those improved payments begin in 2020 and will run through 2023 with an option for both schools to extend the deal for two additional years through 2025.

“We are excited to continue one of the great traditions in all of college football in having the Florida-Georgia game in Jacksonville,” said Gators athletic director Scott Stricklin in a release.

UF and UGA have squared off in Jacksonville 84 times over the last 86 years save for two meetings that were moved to the teams’ respective stadiums when the then-Gator Bowl was undergoing renovations (1994-95).

Georgia leads the all-time series 51-43-2 and has won consecutive games over Florida. However, the Gators are 6-5 in the last 11 meetings and 21-8 over the Dawgs since 1990.

The 2019 Florida-Georgia game will be a top-10 matchup. As usual, it is set to kick at 3:30 p.m. ET and will air live on CBS.

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