Atlanta bids for Florida-Georgia game

Atlanta sports boosters hope to win one of the country’s top college football rivalries: the famed annual showdown between Georgia and Florida.

Georgia’s four-year contract to play Florida in Jacksonville each year is set to expire next year.
Gary Stokan, president of the Atlanta Sports Council, an affiliate of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, is talking to Georgia about playing at the Georgia Dome once every four years.
Stokan said that in conversations with Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans and Coach Mark Richt, “both of them expressed a high level of interest.”

sportingnews.com
3/20/09