Florida State and Alabama have agreed to a home-and-home series for the 2025 and 2026 seasons, the schools announced on Thursday morning.
The Seminoles will host Alabama on Aug. 30, 2025, marking the first time in series history the teams will meet in Tallahassee. FSU will play at Florida that season, ensuring that the Seminoles play 10 Power 5 teams.
Then FSU will make the return trip to Tuscaloosa on Sept. 19, 2026. The Seminoles will also play host to Florida and Notre Dame that season.
“We are very pleased that we could work this out and we know that it will be a great event on both campuses,” FSU athletics director David Coburn said in a statement. “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.”
Said Alabama AD Greg Byrne: “We’ve been working diligently at building future schedules that provide our team and our fans a lot of excitement and opportunity, and we are pleased to add the Seminoles to that mix.”
FSU and Alabama have most recently played in the 2017 season opener in Atlanta and prior to that in Jacksonville in 2007.
The Seminoles have ensured that they will play at least 10 Power 5 taels in each season through 2030, especially if the FSU-LSU series in 2022-23 is completed.
FSU and Georgia will also play a home-and-home in 2027-28.
Here’s a look at FSU’s future non-conference opponents (home games in bold):
2020: West Virginia at Atlanta, Florida, Samford, at Boise
2021: Notre Dame, at Florida
2022: Florida, LSU at New Orleans (reported but not official)
2023: at Florida, LSU at Orlando (reported but not official)
2024: Florida, at Notre Dame
2025: at Florida, Alabama
2026: Florida, Notre Dame, at Alabama
2027: Georgia, at Florida
2028: at Georgia, Florida
2029: Notre Dame, at Florida
2030: Florida, at Notre Dame