Florida-Georgia game will remain in Jacksonville through 2021

Dante Fowler #6 of the Florida Gators sacks Hutson Mason #14 of the Georgia Bulldogs during the game at EverBank Field on November 1, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Dante Fowler #6 of the Florida Gators sacks Hutson Mason #14 of the Georgia Bulldogs during the game at EverBank Field on November 1, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

The annual Florida-UGA rivalry game will remain in its home of more than 80 years for at least another five seasons.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Wednesday that the Gators and Bulldogs have agreed to a five-year extension to play their annual grudge match at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., through 2021.

“We could not be more excited about our continued partnership with two of the nation’s finest universities,” Curry said. “Our new agreement further strengthens the Georgia-Florida tradition we have enjoyed here in Jacksonville for 83 years. The legendary rivalry continues and the best is yet to come.”

The announcement comes as great news for both sides. The game provides great exposure for both programs while boosting the city’s economy. The game had a$35 million economic impact to Jacksonville throughout the weekend, according to a Florida press release.

Most importantly, the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” will be staying home for at least a few more years.

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