The Florida-Georgia game is one of the best rivalry games in all of college football and one of the reasons is because it’s a neutral site game. It’s been that way since 1933 — with the exception of a couple of years — and has been hosted in Jacksonville. There was a small chance that the game site wouldn’t be renewed as 2016 was the last game of the most recent contract, but it looks like “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” will get to stay in Jacksonville for the foreseeable future.
The Gators and Bulldogs have agreed to a new contract for the annual game and it’s on the agenda to be finalized by the Jacksonville City Council this week. According to the Jacksonville Business Journal, Florida and Georgia will be paid out a combined $2.75 million over the next five seasons. There is also a stipulation that accounts for plane travel for Georgia and it will pay them a little extra for their travels.
The game is usually played Halloween weekend with this year’s game taking place on Oct. 28. Georgia leads Florida 49-43-2 all-time in the series, but the Gators have won three straight and 21 of the last 27 against the Dawgs dating back to 1990.
[h/t News 4 Jax]