Jaguars plan to open season with 25 percent of seating capacity available

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Low attendance figures have been the subject of jokes at the Jaguars’ expense in the past, but this year’s attendance shortage is mandated by the team rather than the marketplace.

In a letter from senior vice president of sales and service/chief content officer Chad Johnson posted to the team’s website, the Jaguars announced that they will open the season with approximately 25 percent capacity at TIAA Bank Field. That number was derived after consultations with state and local officials as well as the CDC.

All season ticket payments have been credited to accounts and can be used for the 2021 season if buyers want to go that route. Refunds are also available.

The team is working to reconfigure the seating options to account for distancing guidelines and current season ticket holders will get priority access to buying tickets for this year’s games. The Jaguars also announced that all fans will have to wear face coverings and that most merchandise and food purchases will be cashless.

12 responses to “Jaguars plan to open season with 25 percent of seating capacity available

  1. How the heck can25% attendance work.

    Even if they block off 3 seats, with one being occupied, it won’t work. Friends and people from the same households will want to sit together.

    People in the cheap seats will see all of the empty seats near the field and will simply move down to fill them.

    Then there are the bathroom issues. Are they going to have bathroom monitors? The bathrooms are enclosed with no windows for fresh air. It will be like a petri dish in there.

    Just cancel the season. Things are so bad in Texas and Florida right now that the Doctors are having to deicde who will live and who will die…there simply aren’t enough hospital ICU beds or doctors.

  2. The same as it has always been….

    Health considerations aside, watching Doug Marrone’s last stand isn’t worth paying the price of admission to attend a Jags game, so this is a win win for the Jags fans.

  3. But is the pool still open? I think that is the most important fans must ask.

  4. I went to a game there a few years ago and it was probably 50% full. And that’s if you don’t count the seats that we’re covered by tarps. Got seats about 10 rows up on the 35 yard line for $75 each. Great place to go to a game if you’re a fan of the away team.

  5. While it’s true the Jags have been miserable on the field the attendance comments are stupid and come from ignorance as the jags have averaged 65k fans a game over the last 5 years. That’s great fan supporting considering the poor product they trot out every Sunday.

  6. So in other words, this will be a normal Jaguars home game – business as usual.

  7. Cue all of the ignorant attendance jokes from people rehashing the same trash and not actually researching attendance numbers. Following guidelines and trying to keep people safe isn’t a laughing matter.

  8. arealisticpackerfan says:
    July 10, 2020 at 1:21 pm
    I went to a game there a few years ago and it was probably 50% full. And that’s if you don’t count the seats that we’re covered by tarps. Got seats about 10 rows up on the 35 yard line for $75 each. Great place to go to a game if you’re a fan of the away team.

    You serious?You probably never been to a NFL game in your life because you are obvious clueless.

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