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Report: Tennessee-Florida could be moved from Gainesville, Decision could come Tuesday

Hurricane Irma has the site of Tennessee-Florida in flux.

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I’ve been hesitant to write this, considering the situation in Gainesville with Hurricane Irma. However, there does seem to be some legitimate talk of moving the Tennessee-Florida game from Gainesville this weekend. The University of Florida is still assessing the damage, but could very well move the game if they see fit.

Talking about football seems trivial in this moment, as the entire state of Florida deals with the destruction of Irma. We are certainly thinking about our friends down south and are hoping for the best.

The replacement destination (if needed) seems to be Atlanta, but an MLS soccer game seems is set to take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. That game appears locked in, with no chance of moving.

That doesn’t rule out Atlanta, though. Bobby Dodd or even Turner Field (yes, that Turner field) were thrown out as options from Barrett Sallee.

We have a report out that a decision will be made by Tuesday here from Trey Wallace.

We also have a report of “no timetable” here from Jimmy Hyams.

Bottomline: We are waiting on the University of Florida to determine whether or not Gainesville can play host to a football game this weekend. It isn’t just about the stadium itself, but it’s also about the accommodations and infrastructure in the surrounding areas.

We’ll continue to monitor this situation and let you know any details that break.