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The economic impact to the host city of having Georgia-Florida game in Jacksonville is the same Economic Impact having GA-FL play in Athens or Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz NFL Stadium which stands at $ 100 million dollars. One hundred million dollars. The Red & Black ran a story which states that : “Georgia brings in more money by playing yearly in Jacksonville than it would if the Bulldogs hosted the Gators in Athens every other year.” But that is patently untrue. It would be HUGE for the game to be played ‘Tween The Hedges every other year and would boost the local economy $100 million dollars each year held in Athens or in Atlanta – just as it does to Jacksonville every year. EverBank Field has NOT hosted a major event in more than a DOZEN YEARS now back to 2005 built 10 years before that in 1995.
Why have bowl games if there is no economic impact on the host city ? Why would Jacksonville be paying money to have the game there every year – because there is no economic benefit to…