Mayor Lenny Curry said the Florida-Georgia game would move from Jacksonville for 2 seasons because of upcoming wholesale renovation of the stadium in Jacksonville.

Curry said during an appearance on 1010XL that “best-case scenario,” the renovation would take place over 2 years and impact 2 football seasons when the Gators, Bulldogs and NFL’s Jaguars “will have to play somewhere else.”

Curry added that the annual Florida-Georgia game could be played outside Jacksonville with each school taking a turn hosting the game at its campus stadium.

A timeline for the stadium overhaul is that the work would take place in 2025 and 2026.

Florida and Georgia last year released a joint statement about the future of the rivalry game in Jacksonville as the contract runs through 2023 with options to expand in 2024 and 2025. Tradition, finances, future scheduling with the addition of Texas and Oklahoma coming to the SEC were mentioned as factors for the location of future games.

Georgia coach Kirby Smart has been vocal that the game should be moved to a home-and-home setup because programs can host recruits and be able to sell the program and campus in a way they can’t at a neutral site.