Jacksonville Jaguars tease Georgia-Florida rivalry in new stadium renovation renderings
The Jacksonville Jaguars released a presentation for new stadium renderings on Wednesday morning, which include a reference to the Georgia-Florida rivalry game.
The Georgia-Florida portion of the new stadium rendering is shown at the 2:38 mark in the video below:
“It will position downtown Jacksonville as the central stop for the biggest entertainment and sporting events in the world,” the video says, in reference to the state-of-the-art stadium renovation plan.
Georgia and Florida announced last month that they will play their annual rivalry game at TIAA Bank Field in 2024 and 2025. However, the future for 2026 and beyond is uncertain as this renovation project could force the game elsewhere for a period of time.
“We are pleased with the decision to exercise the option that will keep the game in Jacksonville for 2024 and 2025,” Georgia athletic director Josh Brooks said in a statement last month. “We look forward to discussions that I’m sure will continue over the next couple years exploring all the options for 2026 and beyond. We continue to be appreciative of the working relationship we have with the University of Florida and the City of Jacksonville.”
The renovation for TIAA Bank field still has to be approved by the city and its taxpayers.
The Georgia-Florida Game has been played in Jacksonville since 1933, with the exception of the 1994 and 1995 seasons.