In recent years there have been many stories about attendance and ticket sales in Jacksonville with few of those stories containing much in the way of good news.
Get ready for another story about ticket sales, although this one is a bit more positive than what we normally see about the Jaguars. Macky Weaver, the team’s senior vice president of sales, told John Oehser of the team’s website that season ticket sales for 2012 are progressing faster than they did last season and that he anticipates surpassing last year’s numbers within a week.
Weaver, who said that the team has also sold more suites this year than they did all of last year, thinks the turnaround has to do with optimism regarding the changes in ownership and on the coaching staff as well as improvements to the in-game experience at EverBank Field.
“In the last couple of years, we had gotten to a point there wasn’t a lot of optimism,” Weaver said. “There’s optimism about what’s going on with this team. I don’t think nationally they’re giving us that credit, but it’s trending the right direction. I think people feel that.”
Shad Khan hasn’t shied away from spending money on the team since he bought it from Wayne Weaver, something that should help stoke those optimistic fires and help get rid of the tarps that Khan wants to see gone from the team’s stadium. The best way to do that will be for the Jaguars to become consistent winners because it seems the interest is there and waiting to be tapped.