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JACKSONVILLE, FL

When one thinks of Jacksonville and football, their first thought may be the Gator Bowl, the annual college football bowl game played in the city since 1946. However since 1995 the Jacksonville Jaguars have been a part of the football scene in the city. In 2005, Jacksonville became the third city in Florida to host the biggest game in sports as Super Bowl XXXIX was played at EverBank Field. Decades before the Jaguars played their first game in Jacksonville their were discussions of the Baltimore Colts or the Houston Oilers moving to the city. Neither of these teams moved and in 1989, Touchdown Jacksonville! was formed to bring a NFL franchise to the city. Professional football in Jacksonville became one step closer to reality in 1991 when the NFL announced they would expand by two teams. Five cities were in contention for the two teams including Charlotte, St. Louis, Baltimore, Memphis and Jacksonville. In order for the NFL to consider the city for a team, a new stadium would need to be constructed or the Gator Bowl would have to be renovated. In July 1993 negotiations with the city to reconstruct the Gator Bowl failed and it appeared Jacksonville was out of contention for a NFL franchise. However, interest in pursuing a team did not die and the city eventually renegotiated, committing to spending $60 million to reconstruct the Gator Bowl. On November 30, 1993 the NFL awarded the city a franchise. Construction for a new stadium on the site of the Gator Bowl began on January 3, 1994 and was completed 19.5 months later by opening day, 1995.

Originally named Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, the Jaguars played their first game at the stadium on August 18, 1995. The stadium consists of over 76,000 blue seats. Two, two tier grandstands of seats are located on both sides of the playing field. The lower deck circles the entire playing field. Two 60-by-156-foot video/scoreboards are located on both ends of the stadium. In 1997, Alltel Communications purchased the naming rights to the stadium, thus the stadium became known as Alltel Stadium. In preparation for the Super Bowl in 2005, $47 million was spent upgrading the stadium. Upgrades included the 25,000 square feet Bud Zone sports bar at the south end of the stadium and a larger video board. In 2007, the stadium was renamed Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. In July 2010, it was named EverBank Field after Everbank purchased the naming rights for five years. The stadium has many amenities including 10,000 club seats. Two Crown Royal Touchdown Clubs that provide more than 65,000 square feet of air-conditioned comfort with a variety of food and beverage selections. EverBank Field hosts many other events other than Jaguars games, including the annual Gator Bowl and many concerts. Because of low attendance in recent years, the Jaguars have tarped off seven sections of seating in the upper deck. This reduces the capacity by over 9,000 seats to just over 67,000.


FACTS & FIGURES
-Tenant: Jacksonville Jaguars
-Capacity: 67,164
-Surface: Grass
-Opened: August 18, 1995
-Naming Rights: None
-Architect: Populus
-Cost:
$121 Million
-Public Financing: 85.8%
-Private Financing: 14.2%
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FINAL SCORE: Patriots - 24, Eagles - 21 MVP: Deion Branch
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