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Events Lineup Announced For 75th Annual Taxslayer Gator Bowl

Photo by Bill Bortzfield/WJCT News
Logos provided by the Jax Sports Council

With just over three weeks until teams are announced and a six weeks until kickoff, the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl has announced a full slate of events for fans visiting Jacksonville.

The 75th playing of the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl game is Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at TIAA Bank Field.  

Here’s a look at the events leading up to the game:

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Official Team Selection

Closed to public

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Official Invitation Press Conference

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Closed to public

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Team Arrivals

Open to the public

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Official Team and University Welcome Dinners

SEC – Marriott Sawgrass

ACC / Big Ten – Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Open to the public

Monday, December 30, 2019

Player Outings

SEC – Mayport Naval Station

Closed to the public

ACC / Big Ten – Topgolf

Open to the public

Team Service Events
SEC – Marriott Sawgrass

ACC  / Big Ten – Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Est. 5:00 pm

Open to the public

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Player Outings

SEC – Topgolf

Open to the public

ACC / Big Ten – Mayport Naval Station

Closed to the public

VyStar New Year’s Eve Run

VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

2:00 pm


New Year’s Eve Fireworks by City of Jacksonville

Downtown Jacksonville


Free – Open to the public

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Coaches Final Pre-game Press Conference

TIAA Bank Field – Team Meeting Room

SEC – 11:00 a.m.

ACC / Big Ten – 11:30 a.m.

Open to the public

Dream Team Visit

TIAA Bank Field – West Club

SEC – 11:30 a.m.

ACC / Big Ten – 12:00 p.m.

Closed to the public

Team Pep Rallies

Jax Beach Seawalk Pavilion at Deck the Chairs

5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

FREE – Open to the public

5:00 p.m. - ACC / Big Ten Pep Rally

5:30 p.m. - Parris Island Marine Corps Band

6:00 p.m. – Easton Area High School (Easton, PA)

7:00 p.m. - SEC Pep Rally

AEW Dynamite

Daily’s Place

7:30 p.m.


Thursday, January 2, 2020


TaxSlayer Tailgate Party

Daily’s Place Flex Field

3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

FREE – Open to the public

Pep Rallies

Daily’s Place Amphitheatre

4:15 p.m. – ACC / Big Ten Pep Rally

4:45 p.m. – SEC Pep Rally

Free with Game Ticket

Pre-Game Concert featuring Yacht Rock Revue

Daily’s Place Amphitheatre

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Free with Game Ticket

Touchdown Party

TIAA Bank Field – Sky Patio

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

On-Sale:  $50 per ticket

75th TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

TIAA Bank Field

7:00 p.m.


This year’s TaxSlayer Gator Bowl will feature a team from the Southeastern Conference that will serve as the anchor team and will face an opponent from the Big Ten Conference or the Atlantic Coast Conference, which also includes the University of Notre Dame.   Teams will be selected on Sunday, December 8, 2019.

Tickets to the 2019 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl are on-sale at