Florida Georgia Rivalry Game Will Stay in Jacksonville for Two More Years
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~ The Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs have announced that they will be extending their annual rivalry game to Jacksonville for the 2024 and 2025 seasons. The two schools have formally notified the City of Jacksonville this week, as per the agreement that was made prior to June 30, 2023.

Scott Stricklin, Athletics Director for Florida, expressed his excitement at the decision. "We are excited to have the game in Jacksonville for another two seasons" he said. Josh Brooks, UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics, also commented on the decision: "We look forward to discussions that I'm sure will continue over the next couple years exploring all the options for 2026 and beyond".

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry expressed his gratitude towards both universities for their faith and investment in his city: "We are excited to welcome back the thousands of Dawgs and Gators to Jacksonville in 2024 and 2025" he said.

The Florida-Georgia game has been played in Jacksonville since 1933 with only a brief interruption during 1994-1995 due to construction of TIAA Bank Field. This year's matchup is scheduled for October 28th.

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