Georgia athletic director gives update on future of Florida series
The future of one of the SEC’s top rivalries remains a major topic of discussion, but on Friday, Georgia athletic director Josh Brooks provided an update on where the Bulldogs will play the Florida Gators in 2026 and 2027.
“We’re working directly with Florida looking at all options whether it’s on campus or other neutral sites,” Brooks said Friday, via the Athens Banner-Herald on Friday. “That’s something where the process is ongoing right now.”
TIAA Bank Field — home of the Jacksonville Jaguars — has served as the neutral site for the game for several years but the stadium will undergo renovations in 2026 and 2027, forcing the UGA and Florida brass to explore other options.
Last season, Florida and Georgia last year released a joint statement about the future of the rivalry game in Jacksonville as the contract runs through 2023. Earlier this year, they exercised their option to extend the agreement into 2024 and 2025.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart has been vocal in the past about supporting a home-and-home series with the Gators.
As of now, it looks like all options are on the table. It will be interesting to see what the two schools decide.