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City of Jacksonville shares Georgia-Florida game day plan

Mayor Lenny Curry, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department leaders will share details leading up the Georgia-Florida game Saturday.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Leaders from the City of Jacksonville are getting ready for the annual Georgia-Florida football matchup at TIAA Bank Field, coming up on Saturday.

Mayor Lenny Curry, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department leaders will share details of game day plans at a news conference Monday morning at 10 at City Hall.

The game has been hosted in Jacksonville since 1933, and this year it will be held on Nov. 7.

Last month, the city announced that the longstanding tradition of widespread tailgating outside the stadium would be canceled this year due to the pandemic.

"Due to the current pandemic, tailgating will not be permitted in stadium parking lots," a city news release said. "This regulation is a provision of safety and protection. Only game ticket holders will be permitted in these parking lots, and the new tailgating policy will be observed and regulated. Fans without tickets are strongly encouraged to stay clear of the Downtown Sports Complex area."

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