The Players Expanding To Downtown

Apr 15, 2013

A partnership including the city of Jacksonville and downtown hotel are teaming to give the Players Championship more of a presence  in downtown Jacksonville.

The Players Alliance also includes JEA, JTA, JAXPORT, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority, The Jaguars, the Gator Bowl Association, Florida's First Coast of Golf and Orange Peel Entertainment.

The Players Championship "Gold Man" insignia will be painted on sidewalks around downtown Jacksonville
Credit Kevin Meerschaert

It will all kick off with a party on the Shipyard's property that will include music, food and golf related events  May 3. A golf-theme will be part of the ther May 1 Art-Walk.

A shuttle service from downtown hotels to TPC will be available from Wednesday to Sunday during the tournament.

Players Executive Director  Matt Rapp says he appreciates the cooperation between area businesses, the city and TPC.    

The tournament tees off May 6 - 12.