Kirby Smart complains about Jacksonville location of Florida-Georgia game — again
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart has been grumbling about the Florida-Georgia game being held in Jacksonville for years, and during Southeastern Conference Media Days this week, he renewed his calls for the annual rivalry game to be played on the universities’ campuses instead.
Jacksonville police ready to keep fans, peaceful protesters safe this weekend
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s going to be a busy weekend in Jacksonville for those hoping to enjoy some fun sporting events downtown and for those with a more serious agenda. A peaceful rally is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday at City Hall -- just 30 minutes before kickoff of the annual Georgia-Florida game at TIAA Bank Field. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is preparing for the events to keep everyone safe, and police are also monitoring any potential unrest surrounding the election results. pic.twitter.com/PN76rsfxRn — NAACP (@NAACP) November 6, 2020Jefferson said people should be hesitant to believe things, especially in a random text message, but they should also be aware. Those coming for any of the sporting events this weekend are encouraged to still come early, despite smaller crowds due to COVID-19 and stadium capacity limits.
SEC East champion likely to be decided in ‘Cocktail Party’
The "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” is one step shy of serving as the SEC East Division title game, with the winner gaining a chokehold on a spot in the league championship game in Atlanta next month. The Gators are averaging 42 points a game thanks to quarterback Kyle Trask, dynamic receiver Kadarius Toney and matchup nightmare tight end Kyle Pitts. The Bulldogs are giving up 16.2 points a game and has been downright dominant in every game outside a 41-24 loss to No. Georgia: QB Stetson Bennett has been far from perfect in the last two games, throwing a combined five interceptions against Alabama and Kentucky. … The Bulldogs are the home team, which means they only got four at Sanford Stadium when the SEC went to a 10-game, league-only schedule.
Fans, businesses gearing up for scaled back Georgia-Florida festivities
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Fans started to arrive in the River City ahead of the Florida Georgia game on Saturday. There will be no RV City, no Bold City Bash and no tailgating at city-owned or managed parking lots. Several fans who usually camp in RV City parked in a nearby private lot this year. Bell says fans who reserve tailgating spots are welcome to enjoy the day in a healthy, safe environment. "Usually we’re in RV City even though we have a great spot this year.
Grab a coat: Saturday’s Georgia-Florida game might be damp
If you are headed to the popular Georgia-Florida game this year, you may need it. Whether you’re cheering for the Dawgs or the Gators, we’re all rooting against onshore winds that will develop as we head into the weekend. Tailgating has been a long-standing tradition for the annual Georgia-Florida football game, but due to the current pandemic, tailgating will not be permitted in stadium parking lots. Only game ticket holders will be permitted in these parking lots, and the new tailgating policy will be observed and regulated. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. and we will be in the low 80s with the same easterly winds in the brisk zone.
Same teams, different feel: What you need to know for Georgia-Florida
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – While the Georgia-Florida game is still a go, it is going to look and feel very different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, there will be no tailgating in city-owned and city-managed parking lots. But local business owners and private lots around the stadium are gearing up for tailgaters. River City Railway on East Adams Street is a private railcar tailgating area and some fans could already be seen there Thursday morning. The CEO of the company that manages the River City Railway said they’re already sold out for the big game.
3 weeks out, details scarce for Georgia-Florida game
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The annual Georgia-Florida game is just 22 days from now, and with COVID-19, this year will be the quietest in history. As of now, Jacksonville’s most attended game will have about 20% to 25% capacity, much like Jaguars games. Gators and Bulldogs will each get about half the tickets to sell, with some going to sponsors and the city. There will be no RV City, no Bold City Bash, no concerts before the game, and tailgating in public lots is discouraged, according to city leaders. Three weeks before kickoff, leaders from the city and both schools are still finalizing plans and have not released many more details about gameday operations.
Georgia-Florida game pushed back a week in new SEC schedule
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Georgia-Florida game, originally scheduled for Oct. 31 in Jacksonville will instead be played the following week, Nov. 7, still in Jacksonville. The Gators go to Missouri on Oct. 24 before a bye week over Halloween, the original date for the Georgia-Florida game. After the game in Jacksonville, the Gators host Arkansas on Nov. 14 before hosting Kentucky the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28. The final game of the regulars season will be played the former date of the SEC title games, Dec. 5. The Gators have a road game at Kentucky on Oc.