|2015 Georgia-Florida Game. Image via The Miami Herald.|
The good news: The Georgia-Florida Game will continue to be played in Jacksonville, Fl. through the year 2021. The bad news: The Georgia-Florida Game will continue to be played in Jacksonville, Fl. through the year 2021.
The Athens Banner-Herald reports that University of Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity and his University of Florida counterpart, Jeremy Foley, have both signed a term sheet that extends the current agreement to play the game at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fl. through 2021. The deal was set to expire this year.
The new agreement calls for contract extension talks between the parties involved to commence following the 2018 Georgia-Florida game.
The deal can be considered good news for those fans for which going to the annual neutral site game is as much of a pilgrimage as it is a road trip. If you're one of those Georgia fans who feel than the Jacksonville location gives the Gators more of an "home field" advantage over the Dawgs, then the annual bacchanalia surrounding the game might not be as sweet.
The Georgia-Florida game was first played in Jacksonville in 1915. The city has hosted the game annually since 1933, with the exception to the 1994 and 1995 games.
(via The Athens Banner-Herald)