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The Florida-Miami Week 1 Game Has Officially Been Moved

first_imgManny Diaz introduced as Miami football head coach.CORAL GABLES, FL – JANUARY 02: Head coach Manny Diaz of the Miami Hurricanes (left) poses for a photo with athletic director Blake James after the introductory press conference in the Mann Auditorium at the Schwartz Center on January 2, 2019 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)There’s been talk of Florida and Miami moving up their 2019 college football season opener for a couple of weeks now. That talk was confirmed today.The two schools have announced that their Week 1 game has been moved up a week earlier in August.The game will now take place on Aug. 24, 2019. It’ll be televised on ESPN and kick off at 7 p.m. E.T.News: Florida vs. Miami in Orlando has been moved to August 24th, 2019. The game will kickoff at 7 p.m. and be broadcast on ESPN.Details on decision and more: https://t.co/BQaai8sWuE— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) March 7, 2019“ESPN approached both UM and Florida with the unique idea to broadcast this matchup as the culmination of a daylong celebration of college football’s 150th anniversary season,” Director of Athletics Blake James said. “After consulting with Manny, we agreed that this would be a tremendous opportunity to showcase Hurricanes football – both our present team and our long, storied tradition – on a national stage.“I want to thank the NCAA, ESPN, Florida Citrus Sports, CFB150, Inc., and the University of Florida for their cooperation and support throughout this process. We understand that the new game date could affect Hurricanes fans who had already made travel plans for the original game date. We will work diligently with any of those affected to help ensure that they can still attend the Camping World Kickoff and have a great experience.”Fans who have already purchased airline tickets and hotels could be in line for a problem, but the schools have released some advice for them:this is what Florida said in release for people who had already booked flights and hotels pic.twitter.com/xJEK9NIfFU— Will Sammon (@WillSammon) March 7, 2019Both schools are also urging the airlines and hotels to accommodate the fans as best as possible.last_img