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Jaguars will play in Everbank Stadium

Ticket sales remain a challenge for the Jaguars, but the franchise has successfully found a new way to bring in revenue this year.

WJXT reports the team sold its naming rights to Jacksonville-based Everbank, ending three years where Jacksonville Municipal Stadium did not have a naming sponsor.  The Jaguars used to play in “Alltell Stadium” until 2006, a fact we had totally forgotten. 

We get a lot of grief here for being negative realistic about the Jaguars’ future in Jacksonville, but here’s hoping that the Everbank name stays attached to the stadium for a long, long time.

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37 Responses to “Jaguars will play in Everbank Stadium”
  1. robert ethen says: Jul 26, 2010 3:39 PM

    That’s a coincidence, I am about to be evicted from my Neverbank house as a result of the actions of the TellAll credit agency.

  2. PurpleNGold says: Jul 26, 2010 3:43 PM

    Everblank Stadium

  3. gojev93 says: Jul 26, 2010 3:46 PM

    Jags will never leave Jacksonville! You can take that to The Bank! Does this make the North End Zone “The Vault”? Nice.

  4. ravens53 says: Jul 26, 2010 3:51 PM

    Is this one of the banks that took a bailout?

  5. numberfour says: Jul 26, 2010 3:56 PM

    i dont think so. it is one of my banks.

  6. realitypolice says: Jul 26, 2010 3:56 PM

    As in, don’t EverBank on the Jaguars being in Jacksonville very long.
    Seriously, it’s fun having a stadium named after a bank, because every time that bank merges/is sold/is taken over/changes it’s name, you get a brand new stadium name.
    Great example:
    The arena where the Philadelphia Flyers play hockey is 14 years old. Here is what it has been called:
    CoreStates Center
    First Union Center
    Wachovia Center
    Wells Fargo Center (current)
    4 names in 14 years! Keeps the sign makers in business, I say.

  7. gatorjag says: Jul 26, 2010 4:00 PM

    EverBank is a quality mortgage bank based in Jacksonville. It remained profitable throughout the mortgage crisis and is a great employer in Jax. They didn’t take any bailout funds.

  8. jj jones says: Jul 26, 2010 4:06 PM

    EverBank is a growing company that has been buying out smaller banks. Good move…if true.

  9. jaxBill says: Jul 26, 2010 4:13 PM

    Way to take a positive and turn it into a negative Rosenthal.
    BTW, “Alltel” has/had a total of 3 l’s.

  10. sleekmotorwurkz says: Jul 26, 2010 4:16 PM

    No they didnt take a bailout.
    As for mergers/takeovers who knows, but looks like they are actively taking over other banks though. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_of_Florida

  11. harloeisdead says: Jul 26, 2010 4:16 PM

    This sure puts a damper on those big Hollywood plans.

  12. Favre'sDirtyWranglers says: Jul 26, 2010 4:18 PM

    Until they drop ticket prices or put a better product on the field get used to blackouts.

  13. rws591 says: Jul 26, 2010 4:38 PM

    You don’t get a lot of grief for being “realistic,” you get a lot of grief for using any chance possible to slight the Jaguars or us fans. Let’s take this story as an example:
    “Ticket sales remain a challenge for the Jaguars, but the franchise has successfully found a new way to bring in revenue this year.”
    Is our ticket status crucial to this story? Not really, but it is relevant. How about reporting the 90% renewal rating or 10k+ tickets sold and that we have 5.5k to go to sell out for the season.
    “The Jaguars used to play in “Alltell Stadium” until 2006, a fact we had totally forgotten. ”
    It’s not about being realistic, realistic is that if we don’t make this franchise financially viable then it will relocate. Realistic is also the progress that has been made with the Jaguars ticket issues.
    A fact you had totally forgotten? So yall are morons who can not remember one of the two names that Jaguars’ stadium has carried?

  14. dino131 says: Jul 26, 2010 4:46 PM

    Inproving ticket sales and now this. This is great sorry LA.

  15. evilboy128 says: Jul 26, 2010 4:49 PM

    “The Jaguars used to play in “Alltell Stadium” until 2006, a fact we had totally forgotten. ”
    because like most immuture 12 year olds with no attention span(which Gregg qualifies as) your memory only goes back a year and a half.

  16. evilboy128 says: Jul 26, 2010 4:49 PM

    “The Jaguars used to play in “Alltell Stadium” until 2006, a fact we had totally forgotten. ”
    because like most immuture 12 year olds with no attention span(which Gregg qualifies as) your memory only goes back a year and a half.

  17. evilboy128 says: Jul 26, 2010 4:53 PM

    “The Jaguars used to play in “Alltell Stadium” until 2006, a fact we had totally forgotten. ”
    because like most immuture 12 year olds with no attention span(which Gregg qualifies as) your memory only goes back a year and a half.

  18. zygi milf says: Jul 26, 2010 4:54 PM

    # gatorjag says: July 26, 2010 4:00 PM
    EverBank is a quality mortgage bank based in Jacksonville. It remained profitable throughout the mortgage crisis and is a great employer in Jax. They didn’t take any bailout funds.
    # sleekmotorwurkz says: July 26, 2010 4:16 PM
    No they didnt take a bailout.
    As for mergers/takeovers who knows, but looks like they are actively taking over other banks though. http://e n.wikipedia.org/wiki /Bank_of_Florida
    *****************
    Notice how the Jag fans say “bailout” rather than “TARP funds?”

  19. fldore says: Jul 26, 2010 5:18 PM

    NFL teams NEVER move because of attendance problems. They move because of stadium problems or greedy owners demanding new stadiums. Jags dont have either of those problems. I’d be surprised if they moved.
    Unfortunately if someone is to leave, the Vikings or Chargers would be more likely.

  20. coltsrecre8 says: Jul 26, 2010 5:22 PM

    call it what you want it will still be the half filled home of the 4th place team in the AFC South

  21. Jag4Life says: Jul 26, 2010 5:22 PM

    Leave it to Florio and his little minions to try and put a negative, I mean realistic spin on something positive. While you’re at it why don’t you be realistic about the Raiders, Bills, Vikings, Bucs, Chargers and Rams, but that doesn’t fit your agenda.
    Great news Jags. Keep it moving in the right direction.

  22. JagLife says: Jul 26, 2010 5:31 PM

    Regardless of the comments, the fact that the Jaguars have convinced a company, no matter who they are, to sign a contract for naming rights shows that they at minimum, are planning on being in this city for the next few years. Remember, Wayne Weaver has too many ties to Jacksonville, including other money making ventures, to sell / move the team without proper warrant. If this team continues to improve the financial aspect of the business, regardless of the product on the field, they are in a good position to stay in Jacksonville. Not to mention the turning over of David Garrard and Jack Del Rio next year which will spark new ticket sales due to a new coach and QC.

  23. harloeisdead says: Jul 26, 2010 5:35 PM

    Zygi, you do realize the stadium has tarps because it has to be big enough to hold games like FL-GA every year, right? But don’t go and educate yourself or anything; you’re too hilarious and original to lose around these parts!

  24. GoJags436 says: Jul 26, 2010 5:38 PM

    This is a big deal for Jag fans. They need fans t0 purchase about 5600 tickets to lift blackouts for the season. Personally, I think it will get done on a game-by-game basis this year & I expect our 1st four games to be on TV. If they win some games, it will be even better. With Everbank getting in the mix, that’s an additional revenue stream for Mr. Weaver & an additional reason for the Jags NOT relocating.

  25. Seth says: Jul 26, 2010 6:18 PM

    @zygi milf
    notice how EVERYONE calls it bailout money and not “TARP funds”

  26. realitypolice says: Jul 26, 2010 8:18 PM

    harloeisdead says:
    July 26, 2010 5:35 PM
    Zygi, you do realize the stadium has tarps because it has to be big enough to hold games like FL-GA every year, right? But don’t go and educate yourself or anything; you’re too hilarious and original to lose around these parts!
    ================
    Why they do or don’t have the tarps is kind of irrelevant. Nothing changes the fact that the Jags were 30th in attendance last year, beating out only Detroit and Oakland.

  27. Ufanforreal says: Jul 26, 2010 8:19 PM

    Is our ticket status crucial to this story? Not really, but it is relevant. How about reporting the 90% renewal rating or 10k+ tickets sold and that we have 5.5k to go to sell out for the season.
    ——————————————————
    I’m all for the Jags staying in Jacksonville but it’s x amount of tickets (not sure if 5.5k is the correct number of tickets, last time I read about it it was a little under 10k) needed to prevent blackouts this season, not a sell out of the stadium for the season.

  28. dafish says: Jul 26, 2010 8:54 PM

    I really wish Planter’s would have been named the stadium sponsor, so that the fine folks at PFT could suck our collective nuts.

  29. harloeisdead says: Jul 26, 2010 10:12 PM

    @realitypolice Are you somehow under the impression that you’ve just given new information or something? Yeah, I get it, we had poor attendance last year. But, like you just stated, we were 30th. Where are all the articles and bashing of the other 2 teams? As far as this upcoming season, we aren’t even in the worst situation in the STATE. The blackouts and attendance issues have nothing to do with the tarps because regardless of how many tickets they sell, Jacksonville will not lift the tarps.
    @Ufanforreal Both numbers are correct. The Jaguars are purchasing over half that number for group sales, and the rest are up to the fans. However, they’ve yet to begin selling half packs and single game tickets, which should help quite a bit.
    They will announce tomorrow the details of the naming rights. If it’s a long term deal, kiss those ridiculous Jaguars to LA comments goodbye.

  30. jj jones says: Jul 27, 2010 8:36 AM

    “realitypolice says:
    July 26, 2010 8:18 PM
    Nothing changes the fact that the Jags were 30th in attendance last year, beating out only Detroit and Oakland.”
    Last year? Yes. But what about the year before that? Or the year before that? Middle of the pack at 60k+. Which is where they will be again this year.

  31. bigwavesound says: Jul 27, 2010 1:00 PM

    Hey realitypolice,
    Jacksonville’s market size is about 30th in the NFL so what is your point. There are a little less than 10,000 seats to sell before no blackouts. The Jaguars have assumed responsibility for 5,000. That leaves less than 5,000 to go and it will happen. Most of the seats this year were sold on the 30/30 plan which is a 3 year commitment. The Jaguar’s attendance is looking good this year. Last year, a win or 2 away from the playoffs. Winning football is on its way back to Jax. Go Jaguars!

  32. jj jones says: Jul 27, 2010 5:12 PM

    Everbank Field…officially.
    And Blue Cross Blue Shield sponsoring the practice field.
    Good developments.

  33. harloeisdead says: Jul 27, 2010 5:20 PM

    5 years. Have fun in LA, Vikes!

  34. harloeisdead says: Jul 27, 2010 6:45 PM

    Love how we can round up 2 articles when a ticket sales manager gets arrested but we don’t hear a peep when the Jags are CEMENTED in Jacksonville for the next 5 years. Nice fair, balanced reporting as always PFT!

  35. kombayn says: Jul 27, 2010 8:32 PM

    Good for the City of Jacksonville and the Jaguars organization.
    Weaver is showing a commitment to the community and the community in return should give the team the same respect.
    I read they’re only 8,000 season tickets away from no blackouts this season. Hopefully they can produce a playoff team.
    I don’t want to see any teams move except the Raiders back to Los Angeles because it makes perfect sense.
    Oakland is slowly going to lose the A’s to San Jose, the Warriors to San Francisco and eventually the Raiders to either Santa Clara or Los Angeles.
    But LA just makes the most sense.

  36. slawsc says: Jul 28, 2010 12:34 AM

    The Jaguars reporting on this website is my daily comic relief. These Dbag “reporters” just don’t care to ever get any facts, perspective, or context correct, but what else do you expect from NBC? Each day it’s news division becomes less and less relevant much like Florio and his band of merry Useful idiots who attempt to report the news of the NFL.

  37. Kenneth says: Jul 28, 2010 10:32 AM

    Kudos to Wayne Weaver for showing he is committed to the city of Jacksonville and the entire area of northeast Florida. I know many of you here hate this part of the country , Especially the owners of this website. But this part of the country is growing and when the economy rebounds this part of the US will continue to grow. We are blessed to live in a state with low taxes, Good weather and a skilled workforce . I remember when we got the Jaguars and how excited the people were and how this team exceeded all expectations by getting to the AFC Championship game in only its second year in existence. But we all know that the stadium was built much too big for the NFL market, It was built so large so Jacksonville could keep the Florida -Georgia Game . Now that the stadium is at the right size as far as seating and it has a corporate name things will only get better. I am so excited for this teams long time future here in Jacksonville and am looking forward to taking my 8 Y/O son to his first game this year.

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