With a playoff-intensity game coming on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, the Jacksonville Jaguars still are not able to sell out their home stadium.
The Jags announced Thursday that the non-premium tickets will remain unsold 72 hours before kickoff, which means that the game won’t be televised locally.
Though the specific number of unsold non-premium seats isn’t yet known, it wasn’t close enough to prompt the Jaguars to seek an extension of the deadline.
Per Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union, the team still hopes to attract 50,000 fans for Sunday’s game. Last weekend, 42,000 and change showed up for a key AFC South contest against the Texans.
If next Thursday night’s home finale against the Colts doesn’t sell out, then the Jaguars should load up the truck and move to Beverly.
And the team also should send a Christmas card to 280 Park Avenue in an envelope that says, “Thanks for nothing.” It was no secret in April that the Jags would be facing smaller crowds this year, and yet the powers-that-be assigned three home games in a span of 11 days.