Construction started January 3, 1994, and the new stadium opened on August 18, 1995, with an exhibition game with the St. Louis Rams. pulls out of race". This puts 9,703 seats out of service, leaving the stadium with 66,851 seats for the regular season. "Florida-Georgia moving for '95". Parking passes can be purchased in advance and get cheaper for lots closer to the downtown core, though the walk to the stadium from there can be a mile and a half or more. Our favorite seats in this area are sections 108-111, 135-138, 208-211 and 235-238. "Fantastic finish wins NFL team for Jacksonville". Snook, Jeff. Jaguars owner Shahid Khan helped finance $20 million of the cost. Below is a sample of seats that are at least partially covered or shaded at different times of the day. Jacksonville Jaguars North End Zone: Home to the only spas in an NFL stadium! Tampa Tribune staff report. Harry, Chris. Some believed that this was a sign that the city couldn't support an NFL team; the city is the second-smallest market in the league. The current structure was built using a few portions of the historic Gator Bowl Stadium. TIAA Bank Field, 1 TIAA Bank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202, United States In 1948 this was expanded and renamed Gator Bowl Stadium, in honor of the annual Gator Bowl game first played two years earlier. The stadium is also the home of the annual Gator Bowl, a post-season college bowl game. Florida Sun-Sentinel staff reports. The stadium contains 11,200 club seats, 88 luxury suites, and a "super suite".[1]. This concert was originally scheduled to take place on April 24, 2019 but was postponed due to Mick Jagger recovering from a heart procedure. However, the Jaguars' 2010 season saw a huge turnaround in ticket sales, with no games being blacked out that year. Dame, Mike. "TD Jax! Both teams had expressed concerns about the condition of the aging stadium, and renovations were considered key to enticing the teams to keep returning to Jacksonville, bringing tens of millions of dollars in consumer spending with them. "Fantastic finish wins NFL team for Jacksonville". It was the first time that an expansion NFL team had played its first game in a new facility; they played the Houston Oilers in the opener and lost 10–3. The party continues with the 5th quarter after-party Catch a show or concert year-round at Daily's Place, located adjacent to the field. The Jacksonville Jaguars have great deals on tickets, offering some of the most reasonable prices in the NFL. "Sports in brief". We specifically like 204, 215, 231 and 242 for their comfortable views to midfield. TIAA Bank Field is located in the Stadium District of downtown Jacksonville, which has been home to football fields since the early 20th century. The stadium opened in 1995 as Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on the site of the old Gator Bowl Stadium (erected 1927), and included some portions of the older stadium. (800) 733-2668. This page was last edited on 28 May 2020, at 06:59. The NAACP and another group said African-American businesses should have been awarded twice that amount of work.[20]. One big reason the stadium is frequently ranked amongst the most unimpressive is because of the heat, as mentioned above by former Jags beat writer Daniel Popper. To search for tickets or to find out if your seats are protected from the sun or rain, follow the link for the seat finder. In 1948 this was expanded and renamed Gator Bowl Stadium, in honor of the annual Gator Bowl game first played two years earlier. TIAA Bank Field is surrounded by parking lots that are organized by letter; of these lots, only the ones farthest from the stadium are available for general parking. On July 1, the city and investors reached a lease agreement contingent on the city investing $112.3 million for improving the Gator Bowl. The removal adds 3,501 seats to the capacity of the stadium bringing total capacity to 67,814.[2]. 11.9k Followers, 88 Following, 374 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from TIAA Bank Field (@tiaabankfield) Located on the St. Johns River, it sits on 10 acres (4.0 ha) of land in downtown Jacksonville. This page was last edited on 28 May 2020, at 06:59. It is the regular site of the annual Florida–Georgia game, a college football rivalry game between the University of Florida and the University of Georgia. However, in the event the Jaguars make the AFC Championship Game, the stadium can easily be expanded to full capacity. These improvements included the addition of a unique sports bar in the south end zone called the "Bud Zone", a larger and wider video and scoring display from Daktronics, escalators in the north and south end zone, and a new "terrace suite" called the "Sky Patio" right above the "Bud Zone" in the south end zone.[21]. "UF-Georgia negotiations start today". TIAA Bank Field Club Seats. Enjoy the game from the north end zone and feel like you are at your While TIAA Bank Field certainly doesn’t belong that close to the bottom, when comparing it to other stadiums, it probably should be around the No. [23], On July 26, 2010, naming rights to the stadium were bought by EverBank,[24] one of the nation's largest privately held bank holding companies with approximately $11.2 billion in assets. [28] The scoreboards were publicly unveiled on July 26, 2014. You’ll have just as much fun outside the stadium before the game as you will inside. Phase 2 includes the construction of an amphitheater (Daily's Place) and a covered flex field; both phases were completed in May 2017. [7], To counter the Citrus Bowl's larger monetary offer, Jacksonville mayor Ed Austin proposed a $25.5 million renovation plan to Jacksonville's aging Gator Bowl Stadium, which had been built in 1949. Bonus: Take a behind-the-scenes tour of TIAA Bank Field. Where exactly is Section 141 Row A for a Jaguars game? TIAA Bank Field is an American football stadium located in Jacksonville, Florida, that primarily serves as the home facility of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). The videoboards are located high above the endzones and require a head-turn and/or look up from most seats. In 1997, the stadium changed its name to Alltel Stadium after naming rights were acquired by Alltel, a telecommunications company best known as a wireless carrier.