Jacksonville Jaguars fans are invited to TIAA Bank Field Sunday afternoon to see the Jaguars host the Houston Texans in an AFC South division battle. The game kicks off at 1 p.m. and will be broadcast locally on WJAX-47. Tickets are still available by visiting www.jaguars.com or calling (904) 633-2000.
JAGUARS MAKE CRUCIAL CATCH
The NFL and American Cancer Society are celebrating their 10th year working together to fight cancer through the "Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer" campaign. The Jaguars will recognize Crucial Catch during their Week 7 game versus the Texans. Fans will see the official multi-colored logo around TIAA Bank Field and on helmet decals, cleats, towels, sideline caps and other equipment. Cancer survivors from Baptist Health will hold the American flag for pregame festivities. More than 200 guests of the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund will stand in the north end zone during pregame warmups and during the anthem. Logan, a Jay Fund patient who was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma – a brain tumor – in November 2017, will represent the Jay Fund on the field during the coin toss.
THE FIRST DUUUVAL
This week, the Jaguars will welcome a local champion from a different sport to lead fans in the First DUUUVAL of the game. This week the microphone atop the southeast flagpole tower will be turned over to three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Ryan Murphy. A graduate of Bolles School, Murphy is the current world record holder in the men's 100m backstroke. The First DUUUVAL is presented by Duval Motor Company.
Following team introductions, the colors will be presented by the color guard from Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The national anthem will be performed by Florida native Haley Hunt, with sign language interpretation by Jordan Price. Following the anthem, a C-17 from the 315th Airlift Wing from Joint Base Charleston will perform the flyover. A halftime show will be performed by a team of frisbee dogs from Disc-Connected K9s. The Jacksonville-based organization has been rescuing dogs since 1992 and has trained 16 world championship dog finalists.
During the game, the Jaguars will honor retired U.S. Navy Chief George Winters as the Veteran of the Game presented by Dr. Patrick Basile. A World War II veteran, Winters enlisted in 1940 at the age of 19 and served in the South Pacific until 1946. The SunPass® Hometown Hero will be presented posthumously to Deputy Ben Zirbel, a 12-year veteran of the Clay County Sheriff's Office, who was killed in August following a vehicle crash while on duty. The First Data Veteran-Owned Business of the Game is Rollors, represented by its owner and inventor, retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Matt Butler. He served for two decades, flying a combat reconnaissance aircraft in every major combat operation since 9/11. As the game enters the 4th quarter, the Navy Mutual Bell Ringer is Logistics Specialist First Class Devon Harrison stationed at NAS Jacksonville. He has served over 12 years and has received five Navy Achievement medals for service.
BE PREPARED ON GAME DAY
TIAA Bank Field is already preparing to host the annual Georgia vs. Florida game next weekend and some areas of the stadium will be inaccessible due to new seating installments. The Sky Patio in the south end zone will be closed and Camp Grunt Style in the north end zone will only be available for ticketed guest. Fans are encouraged to visit the Lycamobile South End Zone Market, which opens at 10 a.m. and is located on the plaza level between TIAA Bank Field and Daily's Place. It's open to any fan with a valid game ticket. You can find a cold drink, a "monster" slice of pizza, your favorite player's jersey and an electric game day atmosphere.
Tickets to 2018 Jaguars games are completely mobile via the Official Jacksonville Jaguars app. Attendees should access their tickets before arriving at TIAA Bank Field and save them to a mobile device for easy access. Game tickets should be pulled up with barcodes ready as fans approach the stadium on game day to expedite entrance into the stadium.
The NFL's clear bag policy is in effect at TIAA Bank Field. Fans are encouraged to leave all bags at home, but, if necessary, it should be either a clear bag no larger than 12" x 6" x 12", or a non-clear bag no larger than 4.5" x 6.5." Strict size enforcement will be in place for all non-clear bags. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and plan accordingly for traffic. Fans should plan to be inside stadium gates at least one hour prior to kickoff.
GAME DAY TIMELINE
9:00 a.m. Stadium parking lots open
9:00 a.m. Game day ticket office opens (North end zone between Gates 2 and 3)
10:00 a.m. Fan Entertainment Zone opens (South end zone between Gates 1 and 4)
11:00 a.m. TIAA Bank Field seating bowl and all gates open
11:30 a.m. – noon The ROAR and Jaguars alumni autographs (Fan Entertainment Zone)
Noon Cat Signal
12:30 p.m. Pregame festivities begin including team introductions
12:59 p.m. First DUUUVAL
1:00 p.m. Kickoff