City of Jacksonville Celebrates 90th Annual Georgia vs. Florida Football Classic, Oct. 24 - 27

October 10, 2012  
A packed stadium for the annual Georgia vs. Florida Football Classic

The City of Jacksonville celebrates 90 years of a classic rivalry. The University of Georgia Bulldogs will take home field against the University of Florida Gators on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 3:30 p.m. at EverBank Field.

“It’s my honor to welcome back the thousands of fans who have made this classic college football matchup a tradition that puts a spotlight on Jacksonville,” said Mayor Alvin Brown. “This is one of the most exciting times of the year in our city, and I’d like to thank everyone from the athletes to the staff and volunteers for the important roles they play in creating an unbeatable experience right in the heart of our city.”

 
The rivalry weekend will include the 17th Annual Ruth’s Chris Steak House Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame Ceremony, RV City, Touchdown Showdown and Adams Street Experience.  Touchdown Showdown and the Adams Street Experience 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 (SSZ) in the Sports Complex and throughout downtown Jacksonville. The SSZ sites, presented by UF & Shands Jacksonville, will provide assistance ranging from basic medical help, first aid, transportation, directions, telephone service, food, water, coffee and more. All locations will be open on Friday and Saturday.
 
The Georgia vs. Florida Football Classic is a rivalry game that has become a deep-rooted tradition in Jacksonville for residents and visitors alike. A special thanks to all event sponsors and partners: Cheney Brothers, UF & Shands Jacksonville, Hormel, Guy Harvey, ModSpace, Portable Air, Bubba Burgers, and Krispy Kreme. For a complete list of activities and surrounding events, please see the attached document.

Download the 2012 Georgia vs. Florida Fact Sheet