July 25, 2007
After expanding the stadium to maximum capacity last week for the
“The Association is proud to bring this match-up to
“It was important, from my perspective, that our Alumni and fan base be able to share a historic moment and memory as a record crowd gathers in Jacksonville for this neutral site game between the Seminoles and the Crimson Tide”, said Dave Hart, Director of Athletics at Florida State. “Having that come to fruition only adds to the excitement surrounding this game between two of college football’s most decorated programs”, Hart added.
“We’re very proud to be a part of something that has generated so much excitement in the
“The Gator Bowl Association hit a home run for the city with the decision to host this game,” added Madden. “Of the 85,000 expected to attend, more than 65,000 of those fans are coming from out of town. This will have a tremendous economic impact for our area hotels, restaurants, and other businesses.”
Television and kickoff time for the September 29 River City Showdown game between Alabama and Florida State will be determined eleven days prior to the game.
Parking for River City Showdown is still available through the Gator Bowl Association at a cost of $20 per car. More than 300 RV spaces have already been sold, however additional bus and RV parking can be accommodated in the private lots surrounding the stadium. For parking information go to www.gatorbowl.com.
The mission of the Gator Bowl Association is to provide
In addition to the Inaugural River City Showdown, the Gator Bowl Association will also host the Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game on December 1, 2007 and the Gator Bowl Classic on New Year’s Day 2008.