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Jags limit training camp scrimmage to season-ticket holders only

At a time when the Jaguars hope to fill up their stadium, they’re coming up with creative ways to sell tickets.

To the chagrin of some Jaguars fans who haven’t purchased season tickets.

The team recently announced that an August 6 intrasquad scrimmage at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium will be available to season-ticket holders only

Though we appreciate the efforts of the Jaguars to get more folks in Jacksonville to buy tickets, we’re not sure that blocking folks who have yet to do so from the intrasquad scrimmage represents the best approach.  Maybe letting them come to the stadium for a meaningless practice session will prompt them to scrape together the money to buy tickets.

And maybe getting frozen out of the scrimmage will cause folks who currently by tickets for only one or two games to quit doing so.

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31 Responses to “Jags limit training camp scrimmage to season-ticket holders only”
  1. EShine says: Jun 18, 2010 9:55 AM

    What wrong with taking care of season ticket holders? There are other opportunities for Jags fans to support their team and I doubt this “hurdle” would deter anyone from being a season ticket holder.

  2. Alfie says: Jun 18, 2010 9:57 AM

    They have 12 other free practices that are open to the public that they can attend. They’ve had the scrimmage open to the public since Del Rio has been here and it hasn’t helped season ticket sales at all.
    People whine that season ticket holders don’t have enough perks, well here’s a perk.
    It’s also another excuse for the freeloaders who weren’t going to buy tickets anyway. I wish people stop trying to act like the Jaguars are “shutting out” potential season ticket holders. There are 13 public training camp sessions in total, the Jaguars decided they wanted to make one exclusive for the season ticket holders. No one’s stopping them from attending the other 12 that are free, with free parking, and better chances to interact with the players. Not to mention the practices are much more entertaining than the scrimmage itself.

  3. Alfie says: Jun 18, 2010 9:58 AM

    And maybe getting frozen out of the scrimmage will cause folks who currently buy tickets for only one or two games to quit doing so.
    Why? I don’t understand the logic in that.

  4. CurseofBoJackson says: Jun 18, 2010 9:59 AM

    Piss poor attempt at a power play for a franchise that should be BEGGING it’s fans to rejoin the ticket buying wagon. This will backfire.

  5. hiddentrack says: Jun 18, 2010 10:01 AM

    If you actually read that story you’ll see there are 14 practices open to the public. People will have plenty of chances to see the team this summer. Why is it so bad to reserve the opportunity to see the intra-squad scrimmage to season ticket holders only? It’s one more thing the team is trying to do to reward their most loyal and passionate fans. Good for them…

  6. jj jones says: Jun 18, 2010 10:06 AM

    All 20+ training camp sessions are free and open to the public. There are plenty of chances to watch the team for free.

  7. Jagmankane says: Jun 18, 2010 10:11 AM

    Reaching for a story.
    Per Vic Ketchman – The decision to limit the scrimmage to season-ticket holders was made for the purpose of adding value to a season ticket. It was carefully considered and the decision was made, not for the purpose of punishing those who don’t have tickets, but to reward those who do have tickets because adding value to a season ticket might help sell more of them. That’s all it is. The focus has become that sharp because ticket sales, not the futures of David Garrard and Jack Del Rio, is the number one issue confronting this team…
    makes sense. it is, after all, only an intrasquad scrimmage.

  8. jagsfan says: Jun 18, 2010 10:17 AM

    This is a change in policy. Thus is letting them in for free worked at all i would assume season ticket sales would already be higher.
    Also my guess is they will have lots of “special” stuff for them to encourage others to buy tickets.

  9. purpleguy says: Jun 18, 2010 10:17 AM

    Jags season ticket holders only? So there will be about 153 people watching the scrimmage?

  10. mama tried says: Jun 18, 2010 10:20 AM

    who’d wanna see the jags anyway?!?!?!?
    They’ll be in LA by ’12 anyway!

  11. saw says: Jun 18, 2010 10:24 AM

    It’s my understanding that other teams can attend another team’s camp if they’re charging to attend. Isn’t limited attendance to season ticket holders the same thing as charging an entrance fee?
    Basically it should be within the rules for any team that wishes to get an up close look at that scrimmage to just buy a season ticket and attend the scrimmage.
    I think it was the Vikings that tried charging for camp recently and I’m sure it was this site that pointed out to me in the first place that charging means opening the door for anyone including other teams.

  12. manoleisure says: Jun 18, 2010 10:49 AM

    The Jags are still desperate to sell tickets. They could also use a good, young QB prospect, as Garrard only has 1 or 2 prime years left.
    Not drafting TIM TEBOW will likely cost Jacksonville its NFL team. There will be 1 home game that is sold out this season, and that will be the first one, vs Denver. The locals will fill up the stadium to watch Tebow hold a clipboard.
    An undersized Pac 10 d-lineman and a bunch of D-2 players. ARE YOU KIDDING ME GENE SMITH??
    Gene clearly thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room, but after 2 drafts one really has to wonder if he knows what he’s doing. An astonishing 6 division 2 football players and ZERO from the SEC and Big 12, college football’s 2 best conferences. Is he trying to turn the Jags into a small college all star team? the little team that could??? Other teams seem to have no problem winning with big time, “name” talent, and they don’t face the same dire ticket sales situation the Jags do.
    Gene Smith’s vanity is going to cost my hometown its football team.
    —FORMER season ticket holder

  13. jj jones says: Jun 18, 2010 10:55 AM

    “mama tried says:
    June 18, 2010 10:20 AM
    who’d wanna see the jags anyway?!?!?!?
    They’ll be in LA by ’12 anyway!”
    In the mythical stadium in the city that doesn’t want a team. Why would the NFL put a third AFC team in a state where the other two plays in dumps?

  14. jj jones says: Jun 18, 2010 10:58 AM

    “purpleguy says:
    June 18, 2010 10:17 AM
    Jags season ticket holders only? So there will be about 153 people watching the scrimmage?”
    37,000 but nice try.

  15. LincolnHawk says: Jun 18, 2010 11:21 AM

    manoleisure-
    You’re obviously still crying in your wine cooler about the Jags not drafting Tebow. Get over it already! We’re only going to carry two QB’s and we have no place for a third stringer, let alone waste a first round pick on him.
    As a former season ticket holder, I’m sure you’re aware of the 6 rookies last year that played very well and contributed significantly to a team that was on the bubble of making the playoffs.
    I’m sure you’re also aware of the success we’ve had in recent years of drafting SEC stars such as Derrick Harvey, Quinton Groves, Reggie Nelson and Matt Jones. Drafting players from the SEC has certainly worked so well in the past, I have no idea why we would ever abandon the practice.
    Oh, and just because you were on the fence about buying season tickets if the Jags drafted your boy, doesn’t qualify you as “former season ticket holder”
    Sincerely,
    15YR season ticket holder

  16. Dogsweat says: Jun 18, 2010 11:27 AM

    5 people will be denied training camp.

  17. ngarren says: Jun 18, 2010 11:28 AM

    Maybe the Jags should learn from the blackhawks under “Dollar” Bill Wirtz, who wanted to “protect” his precious season ticket holders. Hawk home games weren’t televised. Back in 1992 he put their Play-off games on Pay-per-view.
    And the hawks til he died were an afterthought in Chicago. Most people can’t afford Season Tickets especially in stadiums with PSL liscense fees attached. To anger yer fan base by having events only for season ticket holders is a sure way to alienate your fan base.

  18. CleanSlaton says: Jun 18, 2010 11:31 AM

    ‘I wonder how the Dolphins & Bucs are going to do this year….’
    -potential Jags season ticket holders.

  19. booska says: Jun 18, 2010 11:34 AM

    12.
    Not drafting TIM TEBOW will likely cost Jacksonville its NFL team. There will be 1 home game that is sold out this season, and that will be the first one, vs Denver. The locals will fill up the stadium to watch Tebow hold a clipboard.
    An undersized Pac 10 d-lineman and a bunch of D-2 players. ARE YOU KIDDING ME GENE SMITH??
    Gene clearly thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room, but after 2 drafts one really has to wonder if he knows what he’s doing. An astonishing 6 division 2 football players and ZERO from the SEC and Big 12, college football’s 2 best conferences. Is he trying to turn the Jags into a small college all star team? the little team that could??? Other teams seem to have no problem winning with big time, “name” talent, and they don’t face the same dire ticket sales situation the Jags do.
    Gene Smith’s vanity is going to cost my hometown its football team.
    —FORMER season ticket holder
    No, Fans like you who think they know more than somebody who more than more than a professional who has been grooming himself for years to do. I think last years draft worked really well and this will too. Who cares what school they went to if they all turn out as good as Derek Cox then im cool.

  20. JaxJagtixholder says: Jun 18, 2010 11:40 AM

    Well said LincolnHawk. We were tired of seeing manoleisure in his jean shorts, gator tanktop, and mandals anyway.
    manoleisure- do your homework. Jags had the most productive draft class in the NFL last year. You’re a former season ticket holder only because you have no more equity in your doublewide to borrow against to buy tickets. Who did you steal a computer from to post on this site? Also, the Jags are not your “hometown” team when you live in Macclenny
    Sincerely,
    12 yr season ticket holder

  21. Ufanforreal says: Jun 18, 2010 11:41 AM

    Jenklefritz says: June 18, 2010 11:04 AM
    Alfie is right. In the past a lot of the people who went to the scrimmage were low rent mullet sporting cut off Jean wearing WT (short for white trash) They were never going to buy season tix and just went cause it was free. I for one am a first year season ticket holder
    ——————————————————
    So you figured out a way to hide YOUR mullet brought real shorts and use your welfare check to buy a season ticket.

  22. evilboy128 says: Jun 18, 2010 11:47 AM

    Florio has a problem with something the Jaguars did??? NAWWWWWWWWWWWW come on…Not Mike “I lovingly drink Tom Brady’s bathwater” Florio. Your a glorified Bloggist Florio. Biased, Bandwagoning, and most importantly…usually misinformed and just straight up wrong. You haven’t printed a single positive Jaguar posting in 5 months, despite our selling the most season tickets than ANY team this year. You continue your incorrect jokes on our attendance (see last post on OTAs for proof) and continue to treat the city of Jacksonville as your own personal outhouse. Mike of 1010xl says your a tool and now understand why now. Just like your post that the Jaguars should have drafted your new best friend Tebow because they should cow-tow to the college fans, Your theory of them not trying to give season ticket holders a little more incentive is a JOKE and just another excuse for you to trash Jacksonville. from the Jaguars and the city and people of Jacksonville: F**K YOU!!!
    From a season ticket holder.
    p.s. Don’t you love how a member of the media, like Florio THINKS he is, always has an opinion on something he gets free access to. not to mention the free food the stadiums ALSO give the press when they cover the games. Love it when those that get it for free wonder why EVERYONE doesn’t.

  23. evilboy128 says: Jun 18, 2010 11:54 AM

    manoleisure says:
    “An undersized Pac 10 d-lineman and a bunch of D-2 players. ARE YOU KIDDING ME GENE SMITH??”
    because only good players come from BIG schools, right? They should have an ignore button on here so you wouldn’t have to suffer idiots…but if they did that…I would probably iggy Florio and have to go elsewhere for football info…which is starting to sound like a VERY good idea.

  24. TealDeal says: Jun 18, 2010 12:15 PM

    JaxJagtixholder-
    Why you hating on Macclenny?
    manoleisure-
    Enjoy the Orange and Blue playing NW Middle Tennessee state.

  25. jj jones says: Jun 18, 2010 12:25 PM

    “CleanSlaton says:
    June 18, 2010 11:31 AM
    ‘I wonder how the Dolphins & Bucs are going to do this year….’
    -potential Jags season ticket holders.”

  26. jj jones says: Jun 18, 2010 12:30 PM

    manoleisure sounds like a Tebowner who pretends like he cares about pro football because the Jags didn’t draft Tebow. The kind of person who would rather watch Florida beat College of Charleston by 60 then watch a 17-14 NFL game.

  27. Magoo says: Jun 18, 2010 12:41 PM

    “Jags limit training camp scrimmage to season-ticket holders only”
    good call, the ticket holders probably will remember their blocking assignments and route patterns better than the players anyway…

  28. onesweetworld says: Jun 18, 2010 1:44 PM

    Wait a second, Tyson Alualu is the same weight as the #3 pick McCoy and only an inch smaller so how exactly does that make him undersized?

  29. ar1888 says: Jun 18, 2010 1:49 PM

    I wish the Colts would do this.

  30. Jagmankane says: Jun 18, 2010 2:15 PM

    CleanSlaton, the Bucs and Phins will do worse than the Jags, you can bet that.
    But probably fare better than your Texans…
    Shouldn’t you be riding the jock of your new starting RB, Arian Foster, and not “Ouch that hurts” Slaton?
    Oh and I can’t believe people are still slamming the Alualu pick. Check his numbers. He and Suh and McCoy had fairly comparable numbers in college.
    And keep slamming Gene, who arguably, had one of, if not the best, drafts in 09. Monroe and Britton bookend tackles for 10 years+. Derek Cox, which made everyone go “who?” is a lock to be our star CB for a long time. Pot Roast T. Knighton whom made it an easy decision to show Big John the door. and a group of wideouts that’ll be prime to make some plays for us.
    keep on hatin’

  31. This is not news says: Jun 18, 2010 3:22 PM

    What a scoop!

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