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Old May 19th, 2009, 06:27 PM   #21
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Here is an aerial view of the old Gator Bowl.

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I could be wrong, but I believe they built the new stadium with such a large capacity b/c the annual Florida/Georgia game routinely sold out the old Gator Bowl. They didn't want to loose that game, so they built the new stadium much larger that than they needed for the Jags. The average capacity for an NFL stadium is about 68,000, so tarping off enough seats to get down into that range is nothing Jacksonville should be ashamed of.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 12:31 PM   #22
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 08:40 PM   #23
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heading here for Usa v Scotland at the end of May. looks impressive
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 05:39 AM   #24
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I may be a little biased, as this is the home of my Jaguars and I've been here to see a game many times - but it is one of my favorites. Not a bad seat in the house & a great place to take in some football on a Sunday afternoon.

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Old May 3rd, 2012, 12:42 PM   #25
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I may be a little biased, as this is the home of my Jaguars and I've been here to see a game many times - but it is one of my favorites. Not a bad seat in the house & a great place to take some football on a Sunday afternoon.
not bias at all. i mean, who wouldn't like having a couple of empty seats next to them to keep their belongings on during the game?
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 06:48 PM   #26
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Yea its not a bad stadium and Jags dont need a new stadium at the moment. Fans need to show up though if they want to keep the Jags.
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 09:35 PM   #27
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Its a nice looking stadium just a shame the fans don't show up
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Old May 4th, 2012, 02:13 AM   #28
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The "fans don't show up" rhetoric is tired & not true. The Jags by no means sell out every game, but haven't had a game blacked out in 2 years, which in this economy and in the 2nd smallest market in the league says something about our fan base. Only having been to the playoffs twice in the past 12 years doesn't help either...
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Old May 26th, 2012, 09:02 PM   #29
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USA v Scotland tonight

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Old May 27th, 2012, 04:50 AM   #30
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Saw the game tonight. The field, I thought, looked a tad narrow. However, it didn't affect the play all that much.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 06:25 AM   #31
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Saw the game tonight. The field, I thought, looked a tad narrow. However, it didn't affect the play all that much.
Yeah, I've noticed that most pitches placed on AF fields are that way.

68 yards or 68 meters, it's still the same beautiful game...
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Old May 28th, 2012, 04:55 AM   #32
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Field was wider than I thought it'd be. It played well too, the grass was nice. Crowd was excellent, 44,000 I think.

I think Jacksonville has earned a qualifier, certainly another friendly.
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Old May 28th, 2012, 05:51 AM   #33
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Field was wider than I thought it'd be. It played well too, the grass was nice. Crowd was excellent, 44,000 I think.

I think Jacksonville has earned a qualifier, certainly another friendly.
The early signs of USA's future as a global power in the game. Its one thing to beat sides, and USMNT have had much better results than this, but its the way they bossed the game thats most noteworthy.

Not that it matters 100+ years later, but Scotland were the first preeminent power in the international game. And 44,000 for a friendly in Jacksonville against Scotland, considering they have no recognizable players to the casual US fan, just goes to show the good support the MNT has.
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Old May 29th, 2012, 06:59 AM   #34
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I like this stadium, I have been there for the Gator Bowl, Jaguars games and the ACC championship game. It is modern, but doesn't have that corporate 1% kind of feel. Also really good view from the top deck.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 04:07 AM   #35
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Why is there a "/" in the title of this thread with both its past name and current name?

It is only currently known as "Everbank Field"...can a mod change this?
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Old May 31st, 2012, 04:20 AM   #36
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Why is there a "/" in the title of this thread with both its past name and current name?

It is only currently known as "Everbank Field"...can a mod change this?
Huh..... you know, I didn't even notice this.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 08:20 AM   #37
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By the looks of it, they could do with some more tarps to cover up the empty the seats. There was Goodell, smiling away having his picture taken with the Jags fans, whilst the empty seats and team that plays in this stadium just makes the NFL look like a joke.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 09:31 AM   #38
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By the looks of it, they could do with some more tarps to cover up the empty the seats. There was Goodell, smiling away having his picture taken with the Jags fans, whilst the empty seats and team that plays in this stadium just makes the NFL look like a joke.
No, it makes the JAGUARS look like a joke...
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Old November 9th, 2012, 01:13 PM   #39
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By the looks of it, they could do with some more tarps to cover up the empty the seats. There was Goodell, smiling away having his picture taken with the Jags fans, whilst the empty seats and team that plays in this stadium just makes the NFL look like a joke.
Oh please...if you were actually watching, during the first/second quarters the place was full. It wasn't until it was certain that we were cruising along to our 5th straight home blowout loss that the place started emptying - when you saw the shots of the commissioner. We even haven't had a blackout all year unlike the Chargers, Bucs, and Bengals. People are so quick to jump on my Jags before actually doing any kind of research.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 03:16 PM   #40
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I like the configuration of the bowl a lot, but I just don't understand why they didn't have more of a cantilevered upper deck bringing it somewhat closer to the field. As it is now, the upper deck is a mile away from the field.
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