The City of Jacksonville is gearing up to host the annual Georgia-Florida football game on Saturday, October 29 at 3:30 p.m. at TIAA Bank Field, where the University of Georgia Bulldogs will take on the University of Florida Gators.
"The Georgia-Florida game is one of Jacksonville's most highly anticipated events of the year. It is an honor to welcome the Dawgs and Gators back to Jacksonville for the one of the greatest college football rivalry games on any schedule," said Mayor Lenny Curry. "I want to thank all the partners who help make this tradition possible: ASM Global, JSO, JFRD, JTA, as well as all of the fans. You pour your heart and soul into this event and have helped it continue to thrive as an annual weekend of fun, friends, and good football."
Duuuval’s Bold City Bash – the ultimate Georgia-Florida fan experience – kicked off this morning with the opening of RV City, and will continue this Friday, October 28 with the annual Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon presented by Miller Electric Company in the East Club at TIAA Bank Field, honoring Champ Bailey, Trey Burton, Andre Caldwell and John Little. Friday night, the Georgia-Florida fall exhibition baseball game will be played at 121 Financial Ballpark with a fireworks show following the game. Saturday is gameday beginning with the Georgia-Florida Fan Fare and Welcome Center presented by Publix Super Markets at the Dream Finders Homes Flex Field at Daily’s Place from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Stadium parking lots will open Saturday at 8 a.m. All stadium parking lots are pre-sold and fans are encouraged to have their parking hangtag displayed as they approach the stadium. Gates to TIAA Bank Field will open at 1:30 p.m. and kickoff will be at 3:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to TIAA Bank Field. All available gates will have magnetometers in place, enabling fans to walk through carrying clear bags, cell phones and keys in their pockets. After entering, fans will then proceed to the new self-scan ticket kiosks to have their mobile tickets scanned.
The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) will be providing the Gameday Xpress for the Georgia-Florida football game and will operate shuttle services from various locations throughout the city. The service will run from 12:30 p.m. until 1 hour after the game. Find out more information at go.jtafla.com/georgiaflorida2022.
The City of Jacksonville will host six Information & First Aid Zones presented by UF Health on Saturday from 12 p.m. until 30 minutes post-football game. The Information & First Aid Zones presented by UF Health provide an area where fans visiting the Sports Complex can find free assistance ranging from basic medical help, first aid, cell phone chargers, transportation information, directions, water and more. The Information & First Aid Zones presented by UF Health are about making the Georgia-Florida experience as enjoyable and safe as possible. Fans who request assistance at the zones for themselves or their friends will not be subject to any legal action on alcohol issues. The Information & First Aid Zones presented by UF Health will be at the following locations:
- Lot P – Veterans Memorial Wall
- Lot X – Service Road entrance
- Babe Ruth Statue
- VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, corner of APR & Duval Street
- Lot E – Outside of RV City
- Met Park – In front of the main gate
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing the most current public safety and traffic information for the 2022 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. All event information related to public safety, road closures and traffic can also be found on JSO’s website at jaxsheriff.org
. For live gameday traffic updates, passengers are encouraged to follow JSO on twitter @JSOPIO.
For more information about Duuuval’s Bold City Bash and the Georgia-Florida football game, visit GAFLjax.com
About Georgia-Florida: The Georgia-Florida football game is a rivalry played annually by the University of Florida Gators and the University of Georgia Bulldogs. This match-up between Southeastern Conference opponents is one of the most prominent rivalry games in college football, and has been held in Jacksonville, Florida since 1933, with only two exceptions, making it one of the few remaining neutral-site rivalries in college football. For more information, visit GAFLjax.com.
About the City of Jacksonville Division of Sports and Entertainment: The City of Jacksonville Division of Sports and Entertainment attracts, hosts and creates opportunities that drive economic impact, accelerate the Jacksonville brand and improve the quality of life and cultural engagement for visitors and residents. Jacksonville hosts hundreds of diverse events each year making Northeast Florida a premier destination with rich tradition and world-class hospitality. For more information, visit events.coj.net.