Florida State will host Alabama on Aug. 30, 2025 and FSU will make the return trip to Tuscaloosa on Sept. 19, 2026.
“We are very pleased that we could work this out and we know that it will be a great event on both campuses,” Director of Athletics David Coburn said. “We appreciate Alabama being our partner in this, and both the ACC and SEC offices who had to do a lot of work behind the scenes to make this a reality.”
After playing the first three games of the series in Alabama, facing off in Tuscaloosa in 1965 and 1974 and in Birmingham in 1967, the two teams have met twice at neutral sites. Florida State earned a 21-14 victory in Jacksonville in 2007, and the teams most recently played in 2017, opening the season by participating in the first collegiate game in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The Alabama series adds to a packed non-conference slate in upcoming seasons. In addition to hosting in-state rival Florida during even years, Florida State is set for another SEC home-and-home series match-up with Georgia in 2027-2028. The Seminoles will also reportedly play LSU in 2022 in New Orleans and in Orlando in 2023, but this has yet to be confirmed. Florida State is also set to host Notre Dame in 2021, 2026 and 2029 and will play in South Bend, Indiana in 2024.