City Prepares for Gators and Bulldogs Fans
The City of Jacksonville is hosting the annual Florida-Georgia football game on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 3:30 p.m. The University of Florida will take home field against the University of Georgia at EverBank Field. Jacksonville has been home to this historic rivalry since 1933.
“Florida-Georgia brings our community together unlike anything else,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. “This weekend’s festivities are built upon the energy of two prestigious institutions, their loyal fans, and some of the most talented student-athletes and coaches ever to take the field.”
The weekend includes events and activities such as the 20th Annual Merrill Lynch/Bank of America Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Luncheon, presented by Ruth’s Chris Steak House; RV City, presented by Winn-Dixie; the AutoZone Florida-Georgia Tailgate Party; presented by Cheney Brothers; the TAILGATE concert, featuring The Band Perry; and Touchdown Showdown, an interactive game day fan experience.
In addition, the City of Jacksonville will host six Sideline Safety Zones in the Sports Complex and throughout downtown Jacksonville. The Sideline Safety Zones, presented by William Scotsman, will provide free assistance ranging from first aid, transportation, directions, telephone service, food, water, and more. For a list of locations and hours, please visit FLGA.org.
Heavy traffic is expected on game day and fans are strongly encouraged to arrive five hours early. In addition, fans should consider utilizing transportation alternatives such as the JTA Park-n-Ride and stadium shuttle services. Information regarding Park-n-Ride locations and shuttle stops can be found on FLGA.org.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing the most current public safety and traffic information for the 2015 Florida-Georgia 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 www.jaxsheriff.org under “Traffic Information” on the right side of the page. For live game-day traffic updates, passengers are encouraged to follow JSO on twitter @JSOPIO and download JSO’s free “Audio Traffic Jacksonville” app which is available for Android and iOS users.
Florida-Georgia weekend is produced by the City of Jacksonville with the support of Winn-Dixie, AutoZone, GEICO, Cheney Brothers, Williams Scotsman, AT&T U-verse, Sparkling Ice, State Farm, PRI Productions and Lowe’s.
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About the City of Jacksonville Sports and Entertainment Office
The City of Jacksonville’s Sports and Entertainment Office 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 COJ.net.