Jacksonville preps for Florida-Georgia game


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Gators will take home field against the University of Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 3:30 p.m. at EverBank Field in the 91st annual meeting.

"The Florida-Georgia Football Classic has a strong tradition with deep roots here in Jacksonville," said Mayor Alvin Brown. "This game draws countless people to the downtown area, showcasing our city as a national destination for big-time sports events. We are proud to host this great rivalry, and we look forward to a great game and an unbeatable fan experience all week long."

The rivalry weekend will include the 18th Annual Merrill Lynch/Bank of America Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Luncheon presented by Ruth's Chris, RV City presented by Winn-Dixie, the official Florida Georgia Tailgate Party presented by Cheney Brothers, Touchdown Showdown and the Adams Street Experience. Touchdown Showdown and the Adams Street Experience will create the ultimate game-day fan experience with interactive games and displays, food and beverage, commemorative merchandise, and two jumbo screens to show the game. There will be no alcohol sales in this area.

The city of Jacksonville will host six Sideline Safety Zones in the sports complex and throughout downtown. The zones will provide free assistance ranging from basic medical help, first aid, transportation, directions, phone service, food, water, coffee and more. For a list of locations and hours, click here.

Heavy traffic is expected on game day. Fans should prepare to utilize transportation alternatives such as the JTA Park-n-Ride and stadium shuttle services. Click here for information regarding locations and or shuttle stops. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office website, www.jaxsheriff.org, and the official game website, www.flga.org, will have regular updates on game day traffic and transportation.

The Florida vs. Georgia football game is a rivalry game that has become a long-standing tradition in Jacksonville for residents and visitors alike.

For a complete list of activities and surrounding events, click here.