JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Hundreds of Florida and Georgia fans are settling into Lot E at TIAA Bank Stadium, in advance of Saturday’s rivalry game. The unranked Gators are looking to knock off top-ranked Georgia.
Fans started showing up late last week to get one of the first spots in line.
City officials expected big crowds especially since RV city was canceled last year because of the pandemic. Fans are glad the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail party is back—and they’re excited.
“This is like Christmas for us this whole week,” Gator fan Richard Dean said.
There have been safety concerns. Jacksonville just had a violent weekend with eight people shot in six shootings around the city.
Organizers are setting up five safety zones should fans need any help.
The game is also a moneymaker for businesses in the city. It’s estimated to bring in about $30 million in revenue.
A new five-year contract with both universities is expected to be voted on at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.