Jacksonville Jaguars announce latest attendance plan for 2020 season
If Florida and Georgia meet in Jacksonville, the Gators and Bulldogs could be surrounded by more empty seats than usual.
On Friday, the Jacksonville Jaguars shared their latest attendance plans for the 2020 season in a letter to ticket holders:
It was our sincere hope to welcome a capacity crowd to TIAA Bank Field this fall and celebrate together with the First Coast community. However, with the health and well-being of everyone in mind, the Jaguars anticipate reducing capacity this season. In compliance with state and local authorities and following CDC social distancing guidelines, TIAA Bank Field will be able to seat approximately 25 percent of its capacity at each Jaguars home game in 2020. Once the season begins, any future increase in capacity will depend on developments on the health and safety front.
While the letter is from the Jaguars to season-ticket holders and does not mention the Georgia-Florida game or any other non-Jaguars events, the current limit of 25 percent capacity limit would likely apply on Oct. 31 as well as TIAA Bank Field is the host venue for the SEC East contest. The Dawgs and Gators have met in Jacksonville annually from 1933 onward except during the stadium’s renovations ahead of the Jaguars’ first season. In 1994, UF defeated UGA 52-14 in Gainesville. The following year, Steve Spurrier’s squad extended its streak in the rivalry with a 52-17 win in Athens, a game known to some Florida fans as “Half a Hundred Between the Hedges.”