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TaxSlayer Gator Bowl: What To Know Before Heading To The Game

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Kickoff for the 75th Annual TaxSlayer Bowl is Thursay, Jan. 2, at 7 p.m. at TIAA Bank Field, as the Indiana Hoosiers take on the Tennessee Volunteers.

A full slate of events is planned for Thursday ahead of the game.

The TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Tailgate Party is from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Daily’s Place Flex Field. It’s free and open to the public.

Game day pep rallies are also being held at the Daily’s Place Amphitheater. Indiana’s rally is at 4:15 p.m., while Tennessee’s will be held at 4:45 p.m. Admission is free for those with a game ticket.

A pre-game concert featuring the Yacht Rock Revue will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Daily’s Place. It’s also free for those with a game ticket.

JTA is also offering Gameday Xpress service for the bowl game from two Park-n-Ride locations.

Fans can park at the Kings Avenue Station at 1201 Kings Ave. and at the Convention Center lot, located across from the Prime Osborn Convention Center and the under-construction Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center in LaVilla. 

Tickets are $8 when using the MyJTA app, which is free for Android and iOS devices, or $9 without the app.

Gameday Xpress shuttles begin at 4 p.m. and end one hour after the game concludes. 

Additional information

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at bbortzfield@wjct.org, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.