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Before the football players arrive for training camp this week, the Jacksonville Jaguars threw open the doors of EverBank Field to trainers for the Pokemon Safari.


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Footballs fans are invited to Everbank Field later this month to watch live televised coverage of the 2016 NFL draft picks.

Cost to attend the April 28 event is free, but advanced registration is required. Online registration is now open to season ticket-holders and will open to the general public Tuesday.

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Jacksonville will soon become the set of a true-story movie involving a local football mom.

A Hollywood screenwriter was in town Monday afternoon scoping a filming location at EverBank Field.

 


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Florida's three professional football stadiums and Daytona International Speedway are seeking millions of dollars from the state to help pay for upgrades that in most cases are already underway.

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Plenty of Florida and Georgia fans have already set up their recreational vehicles for this weekend's game.

Every year, Florida and Georgia fans come out to Jacksonville to root for their teams.

A lot of the fans started tailgating in front of EverBank Field since Tuesday with their RVs decked out with their team colors, and their bars stocked up for the whole week.

Most fans have been doing this with their families for a long time and consider it as the biggest event they plan with their family and friends every year.

JTA Announces Shuttles For Florida-Georgia Game

Oct 20, 2015
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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority announced shuttles available for the Florida-Georgia game on Oct. 31 at EverBank Field.

“Our staff strives to provide Florida and Georgia fans with a safe and enjoyable experience that allows them to enjoy a stress-free ride to the game," JTA CEO Nate Ford says.

Parking is complimentary in the shuttle lots. 

JTA will offer park-n-ride services from the following locations throughout Jacksonville:

Downtown

Duval High Schools To Receive Athletic Trainers

Jul 30, 2015
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Several Jacksonville organizations are working together to place certified athletic trainers in Duval County high schools.

The Jacksonville Jaguars, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program and the NFL are some of the partners behind the initiative.

Mayor Lenny Curry celebrated the new trainers at EverBank Field this morning.

“If parents know that when their kids are in high school, the athletics are safe, the more likely [they are] to encourage them to play sports,” Curry said.

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  Mayor Lenny Curry and the Jacksonville Sports Council announced Wednesday afternoon the U.S. Naval Academy’s 2016 home game against Notre Dame will take place next year at EverBank Field.

In even years, when the Navy is the home team, the Notre Dame football game is moved to a neutral site due to large crowds. Next year, the Navy will host the Fighting Irish at EverBank Field.

As thunder boomed in the stadium, Chairman of the Jacksonville Sports Council Carl Cannon made the announcement.

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Jacksonville’s EverBank Field is opening its doors to families for this year’s Healthy Kids Day celebration on May 2.

The day is a national YMCA initiative designed to get kids moving and learning especially during summer vacation.

Activities at the football stadium will include everything from science experiments and a petting zoo to the popular kids’ triathlon. First Coast Kids Triathlon founder Tom Gildersleeve says EverBank Field makes this year’s race extra special.

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The Jacksonville Armada soccer team kicks off its first regular season in the North American Soccer League this Saturday with a match against F.C. Edmonton.

Not only does the Armada want to win on the soccer pitch, the team wants to win in the stands by setting a new NASL attendance record.

WJCT sports analyst Cole Pepper says that’s entirely possible.

“The record is 14,593 set last year in Ottowa when Ottowa opened up their new place. So remember that the Armada drew 13,934 for the pre-season opener at EverBank Field, so it wouldn’t take much more than that.”

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A much-anticipated decision about divvying up sales-tax dollars to sports-stadium projects was handed-off to the full Legislature on Thursday.

And now, a process that was intended to reducing lobbying may do the opposite.

The Joint Legislative Budget Commission, comprised of seven senators and seven representatives, agreed to move any funding decisions regarding the stadiums --- Daytona International Speedway, the Miami Dolphins' home of Sun Life Stadium, EverBank Field in Jacksonville and a soccer stadium in Orlando --- to the regular legislative session.

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The age-old rivalry between the Bulldogs and the Gators is coming back to town, and it is bringing one of the biggest new names in country music to town.

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The scoreboards may have been the largest draw to EverBank Field this weekend, but there was some action on the field as well. Cole Pepper has it all in his weekly sports wrap.

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People across the First Coast and NFL fans around the country are still talking this morning about Saturday night's "Mega Event" at EverBank Field.

Marriage equality, EverBank Field and property taxes are in the headlines today.

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