City of Jacksonville updates Florida-Georgia game day plans, including final decision on tailgating
Jacksonville is gearing up for the latest edition of the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party with Florida and Georgia set to meet on Saturday, November 7 at 3:30 p.m. at TIAA Bank Field.
Unfortunately, tailgating will not be permitted on location, according to the city of Jacksonville due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The city made that announcement on Friday. Face coverings will also be required for all fans planning to attend the game.
The city is getting the word out to arrive early for the game as the stadium parking lots will open at 12:30 p.m. and the gates to TIAA Bank Field will open at 1:30 p.m.
Here is the official statement from the city on the decision not to permit tailgating this year:
Tailgating has been a long-standing tradition for the annual Florida-Georgia football game, but due to the current pandemic, tailgating will not be permitted in stadium parking lots. This regulation is a provision of safety and protection. Only game ticket holders will be permitted in these parking lots, and the new tailgating policy will be observed and regulated. Fans without tickets are strongly encouraged to stay clear of the Downtown Sports Complex area.
As previously released, the game will take place with limited capacity. In addition, RV City and all ancillary events including the Hall of Fame Luncheon and Duuuval’s Bold City Bash will not take place this year.