2014 Georgia vs. Florida Football Classic

 


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Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 - Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014


Welcome to Jacksonville!

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing the most current public safety and traffic information for the 2014 Georgia/Florida weekend festivities.

JSO coordinates with the City of Jacksonville, the University of Florida, and the University of Georgia to provide the information fans need to make the most of the weekend.  
 

For Live Game Day Traffic Updates
(10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014)
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Two options for your convenience:
  • Follow JSO's live traffic tweets at www.twitter.com/JSOPIO #GAFL14 #FLGA14
  • Drivers (and citizens) can hear the live traffic updates on JSO’s “Audio Traffic Jacksonville” mobile app (Available free on Android and iOS

 

 

Please watch the video below where Assistant Chief Leonard Propper talks about Georgia-Florida weekend traffic and safety information:



Pre-Game Information

 For residents who live or work downtown:
  • There will be no parking on the south side of Bay Street from Ocean Street to Liberty Street starting on Friday, Oct. 31 at 6 a.m. throughout Saturday, Nov. 1.
  • Be aware of the extra traffic and delays around EverBank Field and The Jacksonville Landing as guests arrive.

Downtown Road Closures

 
Road Closures from Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 thru Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014
  • Hogan Street from Water Street to the St. Johns River will be closed Thursday, Oct. 30, from 8 a.m. thru 11 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. (This closure is near The Jacksonville Landing)
  • Pearl Street from Water Street to the St. Johns River will be closed Thursday, Oct. 30, from 8 a.m. thru 11 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. (This closure is near The Jacksonville Landing)
  • Coastline Drive from the Landing to Newnan Street will be closed Thursday, Oct. 30, from 8 a.m. thru 11 p.m. on Sunday, Nov.2. (This closure is from The Jacksonville Landing to the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville)
 
Road Closures from Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 thru Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
  • Bay Street from Liberty Street (near the Police Memorial Building) to A. Phillip Randolph Boulevard (near the Sports Complex area) will be closed starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30 for “TAILIGATE” (Florida Georgia Line Concert) on Friday, Oct. 31. The road will re-open during the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 1.
 
ALL BRIDGES are scheduled to be open during Georgia-Florida weekend, however, please remember the Friday night closure of Bay Street and consider accessing downtown on Friday night via Mathews Bridge, Hart Bridge, Martin Luther King Parkway, and Union Street.
  
 

Traffic Patterns

 
  • Variable message boards will be placed throughout the entertainment footprint displaying parking information during the event weekend. Please refer to the variable message boards for specific instructions on parking, not your navigation systems. 
Bay Street:
  • On Saturday, Nov. 1 at 9 a.m. the lane indicators will shift to pre-game pattern of three eastbound lanes and one westbound lane on Bay Street from Ocean Street to the sports complex area.

 Maps

 

“Tailgate” (Florida Georgia Line Concert)
on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

 
  • All public parking lots in the Sports Complex area will be open for concert goers. This is the preferred parking for concert goers, as Bay Street will be closed.
  • Attendees are reminded to bring cash for parking.
  • Bay Street from Liberty Street (near the Police Memorial Building) to A. Phillip Randolph Boulevard (near the Sports Complex area) will be closed starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30 for “TAILIGATE” (Florida Georgia Line Concert) on Friday, Oct. 31. The road will re-open during the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 1.  (MAP*)
  • NO ONE WITH HALLOWEEN FACE MASKS will be admitted
  • For additional information including the price of concert tickets please visit www.jaxtailgate.com.
 

The Jacksonville Landing
www.jacksonvillelanding.com

 
  • NO HALLOWEEN MASKS are permitted in The Jacksonville Landing on Friday, Oct. 31
For all specials event programming at The Jacksonville Landing, please visit their website, www.jacksonvillelanding.com.
 

Game Day Tips (Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014)
Gates Open at 1:30 p.m. / Game Starts at 3:30 p.m.

 
  • Inbound Traffic Map* / Outbound Traffic Map*
  • Stadium Parking Lot Map
  • ARRIVE AT LEAST FIVE HOURS BEFORE KICKOFF!
  • The stadium gates open at 1:30 p.m. After 1:30 p.m. the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office focus will shift to pedestrian traffic; vehicle traffic to the stadium should expect delays.
  • Please have parking passes visible to assist officers with getting you to your designated parking area. Game day parking is SOLD OUT in public lots
  • People without pre-paid parking passes should consider using the JTA shuttles or make private parking arrangements in advance.
  • Attendees are reminded to bring cash to pay for parking.
  • Take a picture of where you park and landmarks near where you park to make it easier to locate your parking spot post game. 
  • Please refer to the variable message boards for specific instructions on parking, not your navigation systems. 
  • There will be no parking on the south side of Bay Street from Ocean Street to Liberty Street starting on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6 a.m. throughout Saturday, Nov. 1.
  • Taxi pick-up is located at the north end of the stadium, near Gate 3.
  • All vehicles for hire using the Taxi pick-up area must display a current city issued medallion. For more information please visit http://www.coj.net/departments/parking-facilities-and-enforcement/motor-vehicle-inspections.aspx 
  • Only purchase a game ticket from a reputable seller. ANY COUNTERFEIT TICKET HOLDERS will be turned away at the gate.
 

Transportation Services


Instead of driving downtown there are several great alternatives that will get you to the Sports Complex area well before kickoff. Additional transportation information is available at www.flga.org
 

JTA Shuttles
www.jtafla.com / (904) 630-3100


The JTA Shuttle is available from several locations. Game day (Nov. 1) services will begin at 11:30 a.m. to one hour post-game. You may view the schedule and pre-purchase a shuttle pass at http://www.jtafla.com/News/showPage.aspx?news=382
 

Skyway Service
www.jtafla.com / (904) 630-3100 / TDD (904) 630-3191


The Skyway is FREE.
 
Hours of Operation:
  • Thursday, Oct. 30, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 31, 6 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
 
Pick-up Locations:
  • Rosa L. Parks Transit Station (Hogan and State Streets)
  • Hemming Plaza (Monroe and Hogan Streets)
  • Central (Bay and Pearl Streets)
  • Convention Center (Bay and Johnson Streets)
  • San Marco (San Marco Boulevard and Mary Street)
  • Riverplace (Flagler Avenue)
  • Kings Avenue (Prudential Drive and Kings Avenue)
 
For more information please contact: JTA Customer Information at (904) 630-3100 or
TDD (904) 630-3191 OR visit: www.jtafla.com  
 
The JTA Skyway, Trolleys and Stadium Shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible.
 
 

Jacksonville Water Taxi
www.jaxrivertaxi.com

 
For the fare structure, locations and operating hours please visit: www.jaxrivertaxi.com
 

Georgia-Florida Weekend Safety

 
The safety of all game day participants is the utmost concern of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. To this end, JSO would like to stress the following safety measures.
  • If you need any help or to charge your phone, go to one of the Sideline Safety Zones. The Sideline Safety Zones are a Neutral Zone, Penalty Free!
  • Underage drinking is prohibited.
  • Stay with your friends, stay in a group.
  • Avoid counterfeit tickets. Anyone with a counterfeit ticket will not be allowed into the stadium.
  • Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists…BE ALERT and follow the rules of the road. For traffic safety tips please visit JSO’s Alert Today Alive Tomorrow page at  http://tinyurl.com/jsoatat
  • Georgia-Florida often coincides with Halloween. Individuals who choose to wear a costume on Halloween should select one that fits properly and is short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with fire. For more Halloween safety tips please go to: http://tinyurl.com/mqqth6s
  • Teens and young adults should know the dangers of synthetic drugs. For more information please watch:
  • Above all else, USE COMMON SENSE throughout the weekend.
 

2014 Sideline Safety Zone Information

 
Sideline Safety Zones provide a friendly, free and safe environment for anyone seeking assistance.
 
The Sideline Safety Zones will be clearly marked and will be staffed by volunteers from each university as well as the City of Jacksonville. Services include directions, first aid, medical support, water, cell phone charges, water, coffee, maps and other information. The student safety hotline (904) 630-SAFE (7233) will be available during the hours of operation. For more information please click here. 
 
Locations & Hours of Operations:
 
 
  • Inside The Jacksonville Landing
    • Friday, Oct. 31 – 6 p.m. - 2 a.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 1 – Noon - 2 a.m.
  • RV City (outside RV City gates)
    • Friday, Oct. 31 – 6 p.m. - 3 a.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 1 – Noon - 2 a.m.
  • Outside The Jacksonville Landing (corner of Laura Street and Independent Drive)
    • Friday, Oct. 31 – 6 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 1 – Noon - 2:30 a.m.
  • Georgia-Florida Welcome Center (across from EverBank Field next to Metropolitan Park)
o   Friday, Oct. 31 – 8 a.m. - Midnight
o   Saturday, Nov. 1 – 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
 
  • Bay Street and Catherine Street (Corner of the Shipyards)
o   Friday, Oct. 31 - 6 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
o   Saturday, Nov. 1 – Noon - 10 p.m.
 
  • Touchdown Showdown (outside EverBank Field's south end zone)
*Saturday, Nov. 1 only - 10 a.m. - end of the game *Open on Saturday, Nov.1 only.
 

EverBank Field
www.jaguars.com/everbank-field/

 

Game Day Rules

  • No purses or bags larger than 12 x 6 x 12 inches
  • No cameras with lenses longer than six inches
  • No coolers or containers including cans, cups and bottles
  • No strollers or umbrellas
  • No pets (except service animals)
  • No food or beverage from outside the stadium
  • No seat cushions
  • No video or audio recorders
  • No whistles, noise makers, air horns or laser pointers
  • No poles or sticks
  • No knives, guns or any type of weapons or explosives
  • No smoking (except in designated areas)
  • No promotional items or any other items deemed unacceptable by Stadium Management.
  • No Re-Entry
 
You cannot check items at the gates or in the stadium. Fans will be asked to either take prohibited items back to their car or dispose of prohibited items at the entrance of the stadium. EverBank Field and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office are NOT responsible for items left behind, lost, stolen or damaged. Possession of prohibited items is grounds for ejection from the stadium. Game tickets will be forfeited. No re-entry allowed.
 
Whether you are a resident of Jacksonville or an out of town visitor, please enjoy Jacksonville, the Georgia-Florida Football Classic, and all of the exciting venues Jacksonville has to offer.
 
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT) will be enforcing laws regarding public intoxication, underage drinking and retail sales to minors.
 

REMEMBER:

 
For additional traffic information and live traffic updates (10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014) -  Follow us on Twitter @JSOPIO #GAFL14 #FLGA14 OR drivers (and citizens) can hear the live traffic updates on JSO’s “Audio Traffic Jacksonville” mobile app. (Available free on Android and iOS)

For additional information regarding Georgia-Florida events follow @FLvsGA on Twitter or go to www.twitter.com/FLvsGA #GAFL14 #FLGA14
 

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