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2012 Georgia vs. Florida Football Classic

Welcome to Jacksonville!

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing the most current information that residents and out of town visitors will need to enjoy the Georgia/Florida weekend festivities in a safe and secure manner.

To this end, we are coordinating with the City of Jacksonville, the University of Florida, and the University of Georgia to provide the information you need to make the most of the weekend. All event information related to participant safety, road closures, and traffic can be found on this website or theGeorgia/Florida website.

FOLLOW OUR GAME DAY TRAFFIC ALERTS ON TWITTER @JSOPIO #FLvsGA

Assistant Chief of Special Events Leonard Propper discusses 2012 Georgia vs. Florida traffic patterns and public safety tips at a news conference held on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012:

Assistant Chief Leonard Propper discusses Georgia vs. Florida game day traffic patterns, parking and shuttle services with Bruce Hamilton and Staci Spanos, co-hosts of WJXT’s “The Morning Show”. Aired on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

 


Pre-Game Information

For residents who live or work downtown:

  • There will be no parking on the south side of Bay Street from Ocean Street to Liberty Street starting on Friday, Oct. 26 at 6 a.m. throughout Saturday, Oct. 27.
  • Campers will be allowed into the lots at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24. (For more information click here)
  • Be aware of the extra traffic and delays around EverBank Field and The Jacksonville Landing as guests arrive.

Road Closures

Road Closures from Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 thru Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 –

  • Hogan Street from Water Street to the St. Johns River will be closed Thursday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. thru 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28.
  • Pearl Street from Water Street to the St. Johns River will be closed Thursday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. thru 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28.
  • Sister Cities Plaza from Hogan Street to the cul-de-sac will be closed Thursday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. thru 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28.
  • Coastline Drive from the Jacksonville Landing to Newnan Street will be closed Thursday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. thru 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28.
Road Closures from Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 thru Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 –
  • A. Phillip Randolph Blvd. from Duval Street to Adams Street will be closed Friday, Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. thru 2 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Road Closures from Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 thru Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 –
  • Independent Drive from Hogan Street east to Laura Street will be closed Friday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. thru 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28. Please note: Independent Drive to Laura Street will remain open to southbound traffic going to the Main Street Bridge.
 Traffic Patterns
  • Lane indicators will be working Friday, Oct. 26 at 6 a.m. thru 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. During this time there will be two lanes going east and two lanes going west between Liberty Street and Ocean Street.
  • On Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. the lane indicators will shift to pre-game pattern this includes three eastbound lanes and one westbound lane from Ocean Street to the sports complex area.
  • Sign boards will be up on major roadways throughout the city with parking information.
  • The Mathews Bridge will be open on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Game Day – Game Starts at 3:30 p.m.

Parking Tips
  • People without pre-paid parking passes need to use general parking. Based on history, we anticipate that general public parking in the sports complex area will fill up five hours prior to kick-off. Private lots near the stadium area go just as fast.
  • There will be no parking on the south side of Bay Street from Ocean Street to Liberty Street starting on Friday, Oct. 26 at 6 a.m. throughout Saturday, Oct. 27.
  • Arrive early. The stadium gates open at 1:30 p.m. After 1:30 p.m. the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s focus will shift to pedestrian traffic, vehicle traffic to the stadium should expect delays.
  • Additional Parking Information (as of Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012)
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Game Day Transportation Services
The JTA Shuttle is available from various locations within Jacksonville on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 hour post-game. You may view the schedule atwww.jtafla.com

  • Florida State College of Jacksonville’s downtown campus, 101 W. State St., will have 2,000 free parking spaces available. There will be a shuttle bus offered, which will run for four hours before kick-off and for two hours after the game ends. Please visit www.jtafla.com for shuttle bus pricing.
  • There will be free parking at the Convention Center Parking Lot on Bay Street (located across from the Prime Osborne Convention Center, 1000 Water St.) with round-trip shuttle bus services. Please visit www.jtafla.com for shuttle bus pricing. Just like at Florida State College of Jacksonville’s downtown campus, these shuttles will also run for four hours before kick-off and for two hours after the game ends.
  • Attendees heading downtown for the game can also park at the Kings Avenue Parking Garage and take the Skyway to Central Station. Then walk from Central Station to the Jacksonville Landing and take a bus to the stadium.

The Water Taxi stops at various locations on the riverbank. These locations include: The Jacksonville Landing, Friendship Fountain, The Crowne Plaza, The Wyndam and the Jacksonville Municipal Marina.

The water taxi schedule is as follows:
Thursday, Oct. 25 – 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 26 – 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27 – 9 a.m. – Midnight
Sunday, Oct. 28 – 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Rates: Between $3-$5 per person, one way.
For more information go to www.jaxwatertaxi.com or call (904) 733-7782.

Safety

The safety of all game day participants is the utmost concern of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. To this end, JSO would like to stress the following safety measures.

  • Jacksonville does have an open container law for underage drinkers, and this will be enforced.
  • Stay with your friends, stay in a group.
  • Do not buy tickets in the street. Counterfeit tickets do exist, and people found with counterfeit tickets will be ejected from the game and face possible arrest. (It is legal to buy tickets from a scalper. However, you do so at your own risk.)
  • Above all else, USE COMMON SENSE throughout the weekend

Sideline Safety Zone Information

The intent of the Sideline Safety Zone is to provide a friendly and safe environment to those students seeking assistance.

The Sideline Safety Zone will be clearly marked and will be staffed by volunteers from each university as well as the City of Jacksonville. Services include access to trolleys and taxis, medical attention, water, snacks, phones and general information. The student safety hotline (904) 630-SAFE (7233) will be available during the hours of operation. Visit the Sideline Safety Zone for further information.


 EverBank Field
  • No purses or bags larger than 12 x 12 x 12 inches
  • No cameras with lenses longer than six inches
  • No coolers or containers including cans, cups and bottles
  • No strollers or umbrellas
  • No pets (except special services)
  • No food or beverage from outside the stadium
  • No seat cushions
  • No video or audio recorders
  • No whistles, noise makers, air horns or laser pointers
  • No poles or sticks
  • No knives, guns or any type of weapons or explosives
  • No smoking (except in designated areas)
  • No promotional items or any other items deemed unacceptable by Stadium Management.
  • No Re-Entry

You cannot check items at the gates or in the stadium. Fans will be asked to either take prohibited items back to their car or dispose of prohibited items at the entrance of the stadium. EverBank Field and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office are NOT responsible for items left behind, lost, stolen or damaged. Possession of prohibited items is grounds for ejection from the stadium. Game tickets will be forfeited. No re-entry allowed.  Click here for complete information on stadium rules and regulations

Whether you are a resident of Jacksonville or an out of town vistor, please enjoy Jacksonville, the Florida/Georgia Football Classic, and all of the exciting venues Jacksonville has to offer.


Social Media

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the City of Jacksonville’s Special Events Office will tweet traffic updates on Saturday, Oct. 27. Follow JSOPIO and FLvsGa on twitter for more information. #FLvsGA

Are You Ready For Some Football?

My family are all die heart sports fans … From High School to College to Pro … We Love Them All but when it comes to football & my family … It becomes more like a match made in heaven … We are a bunch of Game Going, Loud Cheering, All Team Spirit, In Your Face, House Divided type of fans … It’s almost like we live and breathe football …  I’m so proud that it’s that time of year again … So listed below are the  football schedules of our favorite teams …

I also want to give a shout out to my nephew Brandon (bass drummer for Tuskegee University), my nephew Monqueivus (football player for Booker T. Washington High School) and my daughter Tydashia (flute player for Opelika High School). So proud of you guys & Keep up the good work!

P.S. Please feel free to rep your favorite football team in the comment section below.

2012 OPELIKA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

GO DAWGS!

AUG. 23   ~  THURSDAY  ~  JAMBOREE  @ TROY UNIVERSITY vs. ENTERPRISE
AUG. 31   ~  FRIDAY  ~  BENJAMIN RUSSELL  (AWAY)  ~  L 7 – 14
SEPT. 7  ~  FRIDAY  ~  R.E. LEE (HOME)  ~  W 33 – 7
SEPT. 14  ~  FRIDAY  ~  CENTRAL P.C. (HOME)  ~  W 37 – 7
SEPT. 22  ~  SATURDAY  ~  CARVER MONTGOMERY (AWAY)  ~ L 27 -47
SEPT. 28  ~  FRIDAY  ~  VALLEY (HOMECOMING)  ~ W 35 – 0
OCT. 4  ~  THURSDAY  ~  SIDNEY LANIER (AWAY)  ~ W  43 – 12
OCT. 12  ~  FRIDAY  ~  SMITHS STATION (AWAY)  ~ W 21 – 3
OCT. 19  ~  FRIDAY  ~  JEFF DAVIS (HOME)
OCT. 26  ~  FRIDAY  ~  AUBURN (AWAY)
NOV. 1  ~  THURSDAY  ~  HOOVER (AWAY)

2012 Booker T. Washington High School Football Schedule

Go Golden Eagles!

Aug 24 ~ Friday ~ Jefferson Davis (Home)  ~  L 12-13
Aug 31 ~ Friday ~ Tallassee (Away)  ~  L 18 – 59
Sep 07 ~ Friday ~ Eufaula (Away) ~ L 19 – 46
Sep 14 ~ Frday ~ Russell (Home)  ~ L 13 – 41
Sep 21 ~ Friday ~ Carroll (Home)  ~  L 13  20
Sep 28 ~ Friday ~ Bullock County (Away)  ~ W 33 – 12 
Oct 05 ~ Friday ~ Rehobeth (Home)  ~ L 21 – 26
Oct 12 ~ Friday ~ Valley (Away)  ~ L 6 – 40
Oct 19 ~ Friday ~ Marbury (Home)
Oct 26 ~ Friday ~ Russell County (Away)
Nov 02 ~ Friday ~ Lee (Home)

2012 Tuskegee University Football Schedule

Go Golden Tigers!

Sept. 1 ~ ALABAMA A&M ~ Birmingham, AL – Legion Field – 6:00  ~  L 6 – 7

Sept. 8 ~ Johnson C. Smith (Inner-City Classic) ~ Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Stadium – 7:30 ET  ~ W 35 – 17

Sep 15 ~ LANE + ~ Tuskegee, AL – Abbott Stadium – 1:00  ~  W 45 – 17

Sep 22 ~ OPEN

Sep 29 ~ FORT VALLEY STATE + ~ Tuskegee, AL – Abbott Stadium -1:00  ~ W 48 – 14

Oct. 6 ~ Morehouse + (77th Annual Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic) ~ Columbus, GA – McClung Memorial Stadium – 3:00 ET  ~ W 21 – 14

Oct 13 ~ Stillman + ~ Tuscaloosa, AL – Stillman Stadium – 5 :00  ~ W 16 – 0 

Oct. 20 ~ KENTUCKY STATE + (Homecoming) ~ Tuskegee, AL -Abbott Stadium – 1:00

Oct. 27 ~ Clark Atlanta + ~ Atlanta, GA – Panther Stadium – 4:00 ET

Nov. 3 ~ Miles + ~ Birmingham, AL – Sloan-Alumni Stadium – 1:00

Nov. 10 ~ SIAC Championship ~ Atlanta, GA – TBA

Nov. 22 ~ Alabama State (ESPNU- 89th Turkey Day Classic) ~ Montgomery, AL – 3:00

+ SIAC Conference Game

2012 University of Alabama Football Schedule

Roll Tide!

Sept. 1                  ^vs. Michigan                    Arlington, Tex. (Cowboys Stadium)  ~  W 41 – 14

Sept. 8                 Western Kentucky           Bryant-Denny Stadium  ~ W 38 – 0

Sept. 15               *at Arkansas                      TBD  ~ W 52 – 0

Sept. 22               Florida Atlantic                 Bryant-Denny Stadium  ~ W 40 – 7

Sept. 29               *Mississippi                       Bryant-Denny Stadium  ~ W 33 – 14

Oct. 6                   Open Date

Oct. 13                 *at Missouri                       Columbia, Mo.  ~ W 42 – 10

Oct. 20                 *at Tennessee                   Knoxville, Tenn.

Oct. 27                 *Mississippi State            Bryant-Denny Stadium

Nov. 3                  *at LSU                               Baton Rouge, La.

Nov. 10                *Texas A&M                     Bryant-Denny Stadium

Nov. 17                Western Carolina             Bryant-Denny Stadium

Nov. 24                *Auburn                             Bryant-Denny Stadium

*Southeastern Conference (SEC) opponent

^Cowboys Classic

2012 Auburn University Football Schedule

War Eagle!

09/01/12   ~  vs. Clemson   ~  Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome)  ~  L 19 – 26

09/08/12   ~  at Mississippi State *  ~  Starkville, Miss.  ~ L 10 – 28

09/15/12 ~  vs. Louisiana-Monroe  ~  Auburn, Ala.  ~  W 31 – 28

09/22/12  ~  vs. LSU *  ~  Auburn, Ala.  ~  L 10 – 12

10/06/12  ~  vs. Arkansas *  ~  Auburn, Ala.  ~ L 7 – 24

10/13/12  ~  at Ole Miss *  ~  Oxford, Miss.  ~ L 20  41

10/20/12  ~  at Vanderbilt *  ~  Nashville, Tenn.

10/27/12  ~  vs. Texas A&M *  ~  Auburn, Ala.

11/03/12  ~  vs. New Mexico State (Homecoming)  ~  Auburn, Ala.

11/10/12  ~  vs. Georgia *  ~  Auburn, Ala.

11/17/12  ~  vs. Alabama A&M  ~  Auburn, Ala.

11/24/12  ~  at Alabama *  ~  Tuscaloosa, Ala.

*Conference Event

2012 Jacksonville Jaguars Football Schedule

Go Jags!

Preseason: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Atlanta Falcons  ~  W 24 – 14
EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL
Thursday 8/30/2012 @ 6:30PM

Minnesota Vikings vs.Jacksonville Jaguars  ~ L 23 – 26
Mall of America Field At Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome – Minneapolis, MN
Sunday 9/9/2012 @ 12:00PM

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans  ~  L 7 -27
EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL
Sunday 9/16/2012 @ 1:00PM

Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars  ~ W 22 – 17
Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN
Sunday 9/23/2012 @ 1:00PM

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Cincinnati Bengals  ~ L 10 – 27
EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL
Sunday 9/30/2012 @ 4:05PM

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Chicago Bears  ~ L 3 – 41
EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL
Sunday 10/7/2012 @ 4:05PM

Oakland Raiders vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Overstock.com Coliseum – Oakland, CA
Sunday 10/21/2012 @ 1:15PM

Green Bay Packers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Lambeau Field – Green Bay, WI
Sunday 10/28/2012 @ 12:00PM

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Detroit Lions
EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL
Sunday 11/4/2012 @ 1:00PM

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts
EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL
Thursday 11/8/2012 @ 8:20PM

Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Reliant Stadium – Houston, TX
Sunday 11/18/2012 @ 12:00PM

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans
EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL
Sunday 11/25/2012 @ 1:00PM

Buffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Ralph Wilson Stadium – Orchard Park, NY
Sunday 12/2/2012 @ 1:00PM

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Jets
EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL
Sunday 12/9/2012 @ 1:00PM

Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Sun Life Stadium – Miami Gardens, FL
Sunday 12/16/2012 @ 1:00PM

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots
EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL
Sunday 12/23/2012 @ 1:00PM

Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
LP Field – Nashville, TN
Sunday 12/30/2012 @ 12:00PM