Florida-Tennessee Will Be Played In Gainesville As Planned

The aftermath of Hurricane Irma has led to the cancellation of various sporting events across the state of Florida. As officials try to help restore and repair the the areas most damaged by the massive storm, sports has understandably fallen by the wayside in recent days.

It appears we are starting to get back to business as usual.

Through a statement on their school website, the University of Florida announced that it intended to play their SEC matchup against the Tennessee Volunteers at Ben Griffin Stadium as planned.

“The Swamp” appears have been spared any major destruction and is suitable to host the massive crowd that will pile in for one of the marquee SEC matchups of the season.

“The University of Florida has been diligent in assessing the impact of Hurricane Irma on the Gainesville community and has made a thoughtful decision in moving forward with the game,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey.

Parking will be limited as cleanup efforts are still underway, and the school is asking that fans who are attending be patient while employees try to accommodate them. The RTS Shuttle will be fully operation for the game.

The Gators are 0-1 after a loss to Michigan on opening weekend. Meanwhile, the Volunteers are 2-0, including an overtime nail-bitter against Georgia Tech.

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  • Michael NapolesCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
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