Jacksonville Florida Are You Ready For Some Football
Good Thursday Morning Sports fans! Can You Smell It? Football is Back in the 904 and LockedIN Magazine is here to keep you #LockedIN on everything you need to know about Game Day!
The Philadelphia Eagles are in town to take on Your Jacksonville Jaguars. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast locally on television on WFOX-30 and on radio on WJXL (1010AM, 92.5 FM).
Jaguars Head Coach Doug Marrone said Tuesday many starters and front-line players may not play in Thursday’s preseason home opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, so don’t get to TIAA Bank Field hoping to see Nick Foles. He will be at the game, but he won’t get any playing time.
In conjunction with Ticketmaster, the Jaguars will utilize secure digital ticketing in 2019. The same as last season, fans will continue to utilize the Official Jacksonville Jaguars app to access their mobile tickets on game day. This year, they will now notice that each ticket has a moving barcode. This dynamic barcode updates every 15 seconds, eliminating the ability to use a screenshot as entry to TIAA Bank Field, and further preventing counterfeit tickets. Fans can still conveniently transfer tickets to friends or family via email or text using their mobile device.
Fans are encouraged to download or update the free Official Jacksonville Jaguars app on both Apple and Android devices. The Jaguars have also developed a detailed secure digital ticket guide to aid fans in accessing, transferring or selling their tickets for the upcoming season. Fans can access this tutorial and view answers to a list of frequently asked questions at www.jaguars.com/mobiletickets.
JAGUARS ALL-25 FEATURED PLAYER
In celebration of the team’s 25th season, the team previously unveiled the Jaguars All-25 presented by Sharpie, a collection of the top 25 non-active players in franchise history, as voted on by members of the local media. A member of the Jaguars All-25 will be featured at each home game, beginning this Thursday with former LB Kevin Hardy, who was named No. 15. Hardy was the Jaguars’ first-round draft pick in 1996, and in 1999, he led all AFC linebackers with 10.5 sacks, was named All-Pro by The Associated Press and went to the Pro Bowl for the first time. His 28.5 career sacks rank sixth all-time in Jaguars history. Hardy will serve as an honorary captain for the game, will sign autographs for fans in the Fan Entertainment Zone from 5:30 – 6 p.m., will appear on the preseason TV broadcast and conduct an interview in-stadium just before halftime.
PLAY FOOTBALL MONTH
August is Play Football Month, a culmination of the NFL’s year-round recognition of youth and high school football. The Jaguars are celebrating young athletes and coaches from around the First Coast throughout Thursday’s game. Mandarin High School Head Coach Bobby Ramsay, who led his team to a state football championship last season, will lead fans in the First DUUUVAL of the game. Ramsay was the Jaguars’ nominee for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award last season. The First DUUUVAL is presented by Duval Motor Company.
At halftime, the Jax Beach Jaguars Pop Warner youth football team will compete against Jaxson de Ville and his team of local and NFL mascots.
The NFL’s clear bag policy is in effect at TIAA Bank Field. Fans are encouraged to leave all bags at home, but, if necessary, it should be either a clear bag no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”, or a non-clear bag no larger than 4.5” x 6.5.” Strict size enforcement will be in place for all non-clear bags. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and plan accordingly for traffic. Fans should plan to be inside stadium gates at least one hour prior to kickoff.
SO LET’s Go JAGS!