The Jaguars could make a pretty big splash on Thursday night by selecting quarterback Johnny Manziel with the third overall pick. Regardless of what they do in the draft, the Jags will be making a splash in July when pulling the sheet off their new video boards.
The Jaguars announced Monday that the EverBank Field video boards, measuring 60 feet high by 362 feet wide, will be unveiled on July 26 with the Fulham FC soccer club (formerly of the Barclays Premier League) facing the D.C. United in a so-called friendly. Then, the video boards will debut, followed by a 75-minute concert from Carrie Underwood.
Jaguars season-ticket holders can attend the festivities for the low, low price of, well, nothing. It’s one of the perks the Jags will provide to their season-ticket holders under the new Jags365 program.
“It’s really three major events in one evening in Jacksonville, and I know Jacksonville will respond and celebrate like no other city in the nation,” owner Shad Khan said. “We’re proud to offer this at no cost to our season ticket members as another way to show our appreciation for their support.”
Their support could increase significantly if/when the Jags select Manziel in two days. If he’s even there to be selected at No. 3.
If he is, and if they select him, chances are Manziel’s mug will be one of the first images displayed on the gigantic video boards.