Here’s an interesting piece of news, and I’m not quite sure what to make of it.
There may be fewer fans in the seats at this year’s Florida-Georgia game, but not for the reason one might think.
The city is considering getting rid of some temporary seats for the Oct. 30 matchup.
The move, if approved by Jacksonville’s City Council, would cost the city nearly $800,000.
If City Council members approve the change to the city’s contract to host the game, about 6,000 seats typically installed in the north end zone would be eliminated.
Instead, that same area would be used for what is being called “premium seating.”
The City Council is expected to vote on this plan at next Tuesday’s meeting, which is just a few days before the game.
The timing is bizarre, to say the least. I have no idea what’s behind this, but if anyone reading this is down there and has some insight, please share in the comments.