This years winner was Georgia, but the Florida Gators kept the score close all the way to the end.
The University of Florida Gators took home field against the University of Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 3:30 p.m. at EverBank Field. The Gators went down 23-20 to the Bulldogs.
“The Florida-Georgia Football Classic has a strong tradition with deep roots here in Jacksonville,” said Mayor Alvin Brown. “This game draws countless people to the Downtown area, showcasing our city as a national destination for big-time sports events. We are proud to host this great rivalry, and we look forward to a great game and an unbeatable fan experience all week long.”
The rivalry weekend included the 18th Annual Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Luncheon presented by Ruth’s Chris, RV City presented by Winn-Dixie, the official Florida Georgia Tailgate Party presented by Cheney Brothers, Touchdown Showdown and the Adams Street Experience. Touchdown Showdown and the Adams Street Experience created the ultimate game-day fan experience with interactive games and displays, food and beverages, commemorative merchandise, and two jumbo screens to show the game. There was no alcohol sales in this area.
The City of Jacksonville hosted six Sideline Safety Zones (SSZ) in the Sports Complex and throughout Downtown to help prevent injuries. The SSZ sites provided free assistance ranging from basic medical help, first aid, transportation, directions, telephone service, food, water, coffee and more.
Heavy traffic, as expected on game day, clogged downtown streets. Many fans and partiers utilized transportation alternatives such as the JTA Park-n-Ride and stadium shuttle services.
The Florida vs. Georgia Football game is a rivalry game that has become a long-standing tradition in Jacksonville for residents and visitors alike. The City of Jacksonville thanks event sponsors: AT&T, Winn-Dixie, GEICO, Cheney Brothers and ModSpace for making the event possible.