Report: Georgia-Florida game likely to remain in Jacksonville, future game dates revealed

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The Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators play annually in Jacksonville, Fla.

The Georgia-Florida game is one of the biggest games on Georgia’s schedule every year. And the annual tradition of the two teams playing Jacksonville, Fla., looks set to continue.

Per a report from the Jacksonville Business Journal‘s Junior Skepple, a contract has been drawn up for the two sides to sign and is waiting approval from the Jacksonville City Council. Over the course of the deal, which is set to be five years, both schools will receive $2.75 million in incentives. A new provision added is that each school will get a $125,000 signing bonus and a $250,000 guaranteed payment.

Both Georgia and Florida also will get a $10,000 bump in lodging and travel spending to $60,000. Jacksonville is also covering airfare for the University of Georgia up to $350,000. Both schools will receive full ticket revenue, which will be split evenly between the two teams, and won’t pay to play at Everbank Field.

The expected game dates are: Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017; Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018; Saturday, Oct. 26 or Saturday, Nov. 2; 2019; Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020; Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.

Florida has won the last three matchups in the rivalry, including a 24-10 win in 2016.

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