If you’re heading out to EverBank Field and you’re frisked at the gate, you’ll no longer have to worry about anyone confiscating, well, your wiener.
The Jaguars have decided to allow fans to bring outside food in to the stadium. The new policy is buried at the bottom of a “notebook” item on the team’s official website.
“Food is permitted inside EverBank Field for Jacksonville Jaguars home games provided that it is unwrapped and placed inside a one-gallon clear plastic bag no larger than 11” x 11” (standard freezer bag),” the policy states. “All food items are subject to visual inspection and may be subject to a more thorough inspection if deemed necessary. Stadium security and the Jacksonville Jaguars reserve the right to deny any food item from entering the gates. No outside liquids or beverages will be permitted to enter EverBank Field. If food or beverage is required for medical purposes, please contact the Jaguars Fan Services Department.”
It’s an easy way to enhance the game-day experience. By letting the captive audience bring much cheaper food from home (or, for example, stuff purchased just outside the gates in 11″ x 11” freezer bags), the captive audience no longer is forced to buy the overpriced stuff that is sold at the stadium.
Still, the better approach would be to just make the overpriced stuff sold at the stadium less overpriced. And to adhere to the policy that prevents outside food (and syrups, jams, or condiments) from entering the venue.