The Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs have only played outside of Jacksonville twice since 1933 and every year, it is a pretty big turnout for the game. It is one of the oldest rivalries in the country and it looks like it could be getting an extension at Everbank Stadium pretty soon.
The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party is entering the final year of its current contract in 2016, but neither side is worried about the future. Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley spoke about the deal pretty much being finalized at this point.
“We haven’t verbally agreed yet, but it’s gonna happen,” Foley told the Florida Times-Union per OnlineAthens.
There have been bigger concerns this year about the game returning because of the renovations planned for Everbank Stadium. The teams is planning on reducing the number of club seating, which would limit the space that the Bulldogs and Gators, who want to keep capacity at 82,917, could have.
Despite all this, it does look like the game is going to stay in Jacksonville for the forseeable future.
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