Florida, Miami discussing neutral-site game in Orlando in 2019

Joel Auerbach

Florida and Miami could be renewing their rivalry in 2019.

The two schools are in discussions about playing a neutral-site game in Orlando to open the 2019 season, but no contract has been signed yet, a source confirmed Wednesday. The Orlando Sentinel first reported the two sides are close to signing the deal.

What was once a huge rivalry game has become sporadic since the sides stopped playing each other annually in the 1980s. Since 2001, the teams have met six times -- twice in bowl games and four times in the regular season. Miami has won five of those games.

Orlando has become a player in the neutral-site game business. Florida State is set to open next season against Ole Miss in the Citrus Bowl, while Alabama and Louisville will meet in Orlando to open 2018.