On the heels of a playoff season, the Jacksonville Jaguars are removing tarps that have previously covered thousands of seats at EverBank Field.
In 2017, the Jaguars made a run to the playoffs that ended with their loss in the AFC Championship Game to the New England Patriots. Though the team ultimately fell short of the Super Bowl, its run prompted enough fan interest that it removed tarps that covered several sections of seating in EverBank Field’s upper deck to make more tickets available for a home playoff game.
The tarps are now set to be removed for the duration of the 2018 season, as the Jaguars announced that decision on Monday. This move will effectively open up an additional 3,501 seats. More from FirstCoastNews.com:
“Getting rid of the tarps has been our goal since Shad Khan purchased the team in 2012. Given the strength of our home schedule and the enthusiasm from the community, we will move forward without the tarps in 2018,” said Jaguars President Mark Lamping in a team-issued press release.
“Our fans created a real home field advantage for our final 2017 regular season games and home playoff appearance. We want to make sure that same home field advantage is a reality every time the Jaguars take the field this fall by giving fans access to even more affordable tickets. Season tickets in these newly opened areas will be priced at $45 per game.”
The Jaguars will host the likes of the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets and Washington Redskins this upcoming season. The new seating options will allow the Jaguars to build on their home-field advantage established last year.
This will be the first time since 2005 that tickets across the entirety of EverBank Field will be available for Jaguars’ games. Among other announcements, the Jaguars have stated that they will unveil new uniforms prior to the 2018 season. The designs are expected to be revealed this spring.
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