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Thursday June 12, 2014 Florida, Georgia have no interest in taking a dip in their annual rivalry

Updated: 8:33pm, June 12

EverBank Field upgrades

An artist's rendering of the renovated north end zone at EverBank Field.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Fans attending the annual Florida-Georgia game in Jacksonville on Nov. 1 will be treated to several upgrades at EverBank Field.

The home of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars is currently undergoing a $63 million renovation, including the installation of the world’s two largest video boards above each end zone that are expected to be functional for the game.

However, there’s no need to bring your swimming trunks.

As part of the renovation, the Jaguars removed 9,500 chair-back seats and are installing two wading pools, 20 cabanas and other game-day features to gets fans into the stadium.

If the schools used the pools and cabanas, they would lose 7,180 seats already sold. The schools have no plans to reduce seating for the SEC rivalry.

“Our number one priority is to have the same number of tickets available to our fans and we don't have an interest in any scenario that reduces the number of tickets,” Gators Athletic Director Jeremy Foley said. “We do appreciate the commitment that both the city and the Jaguars are making to enhance the game-day experience for fans that don't limit seating capacity.”

Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity is on the same page.

“There’s no wiggle room for lowering the attendance or seating capacity,” McGarity told The Associated Press. “The most important thing for us is the number of seats.”

The seating capacity for the Florida-Georgia game is almost 85,000.

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