The event today showcased support from the Downtown Investment Authority, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, JaxPort and JEA. Mayor Brown urged city businesses to allow employees to participate in pre-game festivities at EverBank Field, and urged government employees to show their support and turn out, too.
"Once again, Jacksonville has the opportunity to show itself on the international stage, and the JAA is proud to join the city, our sister authorities and the business community as a partner supporting this event," said Steve Grossman, chief executive officer and executive director of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority.
The evening’s activities will include a giant tailgate party, hosted by the Jaguars, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Lot TT at the south end of the stadium. Anyone with a game ticket will have free access to the tailgate. The more adventurous fans can ride a mechanical bull. Two live bands - Split Tone and Charlie Walker - will complete the party atmosphere. Families are also encouraged to come downtown and bring the kids for the fun as the interactive Kids Zone will be open for pre-game festivities.
Any company, group, or organization wishing to participate and join the party should contact the Jaguars group sales department to inquire about special discounts for groups of 10 or more. The Jaguars can also coordinate pregame tailgate activities and VIP hospitality options for your group. Individual game tickets may be purchased at www.jaguars.com