Gator Bowl set to continue New Year tradition as tickets go sale


Tickets for this year’s TaxSlayer Gator Bowl are now on sale to the public. This year will mark the 79th annual edition of the game, which during that time has become a Jacksonville tradition for many. 

The 2023 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl will take place on Friday, December 29 at noon on Bill Gay Grounds at EverBank Stadium and will be televised nationally on ESPN.  

Part of the tradition is that for years the game has been associated with the start of the New Year by either being on New Year’s Day or in the days leading up to it.

Maintaining that was of major importance to both the Gator Bowl, its fans, and the City of Jacksonville.

“I can’t think of a better way for fans to ring in 2024 than spending New Year’s Eve weekend in Jacksonville, Florida.  Downtown Jacksonville and the sports complex will be electric with the 79th annual TaxSlayer Gator Bowl game on Friday, Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, and fireworks to celebrate the New Year,” said TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Chairman, Alan Worley. “The TaxSlayer Gator Bowl staff and green jacket committee are working closely with the City of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Jaguars and ASM Global to plan a full slate of activities in support of the weekend’s events and festivities.”

This year’s contest will be the fourth in a six-year deal which will feature a team from the Southeastern Conference that will serve as the anchor team against an opponent from the Atlantic Coast Conference. 

"The TaxSlayer Gator Bowl is an exciting showcase of two exceptional teams and a unique opportunity to share the TaxSlayer brand with millions of football fans nationwide," said Jamie Saxe, CEO of TaxSlayer. "This marks another year in a long-standing partnership between our organizations, and we couldn’t be prouder to carry on the tradition."

The official team selection will take place on Sunday, December 3.

Tickets are available for purchase in the general bowl beginning at $50 per ticket via or by using the Ticketmaster mobile app. 

Purchasing through a TaxSlayer Gator Bowl green jacket member will allow for a $5 per ticket discount through December 1, 2023. 

To purchase tickets or learn more about premium seating options, go to or call 904-798-1700 to talk with a representative.