The Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes will face off in Orlando to open their 2019 seasons. The neutral-site game will be played on Saturday, August 24 at 7 p.m. and televised nationally on ESPN.
The 2019 game is the third in a multi-year agreement between Florida Citrus Sports and ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, to host a major neutral-site college football game in Camping World Stadium during the opening weekend of the college football season.
This will be the fourth regular season neutral site game in Orlando for Florida and the second for Miami. The two teams squared off against each other in Orlando in 1976 with Florida coming out on top, 19-10. Both programs have also appeared in Orlando bowl games with the Gators holding a 2-4 record in their six appearances and the Hurricanes posting a 1-2 record in their three games.
Florida is 4-5 all time in Orlando’s Camping World Stadium with wins over Miami (1976), Maryland (1980), Mississippi State (1991) and Penn State (1998) while Miami has posted a 1-3 record in the building with their lone victory coming against West Virginia in the 2016 Camping World Bowl.
This will mark the 56th meeting between the two programs. Miami won the most recent meeting in 2013 to take a 29-26 lead in the all-time series.
Previous Camping World Kickoff matchups including Alabama defeating Louisville 51-14 in 2018 and Florida State topping Ole Miss 45-34 in 2016.