ORLANDO, Fla.- The oldest major college football rivalry in Florida will be renewed once again in 2019. A long rumored matchup between the Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes was made official Tuesday.
The two teams will play in what's being called the "Camping World Kickoff" to open the season at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, the schools announced.
"We are pleased to have partnered with Florida Citrus Sports and ESPN Events to kick off the 2019 season against Miami,'' Florida Athletic Director Jeremy Foley said in a statement.
The two schools played annually until 1987 but have only played sporadically since. Miami defeated Florida 21-16 the last time the two teams played in 2013 at Miami's Sun Life Stadium.
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This will be seventh time the two schools have played at a neutral site, including two games in Jacksonville (1958-59).
Miami leads the all-time series between the two schools 29-26.
The 2019 game is part of a series of games announced as part of the Camping World Kickoff in Orlando starting this year.
The games are part of a naming rights deal that will rename the Citrus Bowl as Camping World Stadium.