Could the UGA-Florida game move to Atlanta?

ATLANTA -- It's one of the biggest football weekends of the year, and one of the best rivalries in the south, the Georgia-Florida game!

But as celebrations kick off in Jacksonville this weekend, some fans are wondering if the game should move to Atlanta.

There is certainly an incentive to move it as the game brings in $30 million dollars annually. However, it's been a tradition in Jacksonville for the past 80 years.

But now Atlanta sees an opening.

The contract to host the game is up at the end of the 2016 game, which is perfect timing for when the new Falcons stadium to open.

But fans are torn. Many believe Jacksonville is home for this game and where it needs to stay.

"It doesn't matter if you wear the ugly red and black or the beautiful blue and orange, we're all family in Jacksonville." one fan said.

So, are the Falcons interested -- in a word, yes!

In a statement to 11Alive, officials with the Falcons said:

"We are always interested in attracting events that have local, national, and international significance. The Georgia Florida game certainly would fall in to that category. Whether or not that is a possibility is unknown and premature at this time."

Jacksonville is currently negotiating to keep the contract, but it does look like Atlanta will throw their hat in the ring.

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