The Jacksonville Jaguars return home to TIAA Bank Field on Sept. 24 to host the Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football. The intrastate matchup kicks off in prime time at 8:20 p.m. and will be broadcast nationally on NFL Network and locally by FOX on FOX30 and on radio on WJXL (1010AM, 92.5 FM) and 99.9 FM Gator Country. This week's game is presented by Bud Light Platinum Seltzer.
TIAA Bank Field will be open for a limited capacity crowd on Thursday and tickets are still available at www.jaguars.com/tickets. Fans watching from home can also tune in to Jags@Home, a second screen viewing experience that gives fans an all-new way to connect with the team on game day.
The Jaguars, winners of four consecutive home prime-time games, will appear in their 39th nationally-televised prime-time game in franchise history on Thursday night, and the team is calling for a "Teal Out" to celebrate Jacksonville's turn in the national spotlight. The team will wear teal jerseys and pants for the first time in franchise history and fans are encouraged to wear teal as well. The stadium will take on a new teal look with teal video board graphics and teal fireworks to celebrate every Jaguars score. Historically, the Jaguars boast a winning record of 64-47 when wearing teal jerseys. Fans wanting to add a splash of teal to their home can purchase a limited edition DuvALL TOGETHER flag at www.jaguars.com/flagsout. All proceeds benefit the Jaguars Foundation.
This week's national anthem will be performed on electric guitar by Jacksonville's own Derek Trucks of Tedeschi Trucks Band. Trucks, the nephew of longtime Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks, began his professional career playing with blues bands around his native Jacksonville, and before the age of 20, Trucks had shared stages and jammed withBob Dylan, Joe Walsh, and Stephen Stills. He and his wife, Susan Tedeschi, debuted Tedeschi Trucks Band in 2010 and have gone on to record five albums and tour steadily for a decade, including two sold out shows at Daily's Place. On hand to interpret the national anthem for the hearing impaired is ROAR of the Jaguars cheerleader Eden. Following the anthem, the traditional First DUUUVAL, presented by Duval Motor Company, will be delivered virtually by Jaguars season ticket members joining the Thursday Night Football mosaic.
ALL ELITE HALFTIME
During halftime of the Jaguars game on Thursday night, fans will be treated to a highlight reel from the recent Stadium Stampede, an All Elite Wrestling (AEW) pay-per-view match that took place this summer at TIAA Bank Field. Jaxson de Ville and talent from AEW will also make a live appearance during halftime.
For fans that can't be in the stadium this year due to COVID-19, the Jaguars have introduced Jags@Home, a second screen viewing platform designed to complement the game watching experience and give fans watching from home an all new way to connect with the team. On game day, fans can visit www.jagsathome.com on their computer, tablet or mobile device and get bonus analysis, statistics and traditional game day content. Once the game is underway, fans can participate in live trivia and predictive gaming for the chance to win cash prizes valued at $2,500 each quarter and additional prizes from Jaguars partners. Hosted by Jaguars Digital Reporter and Host Ashlyn Sullivanand social media influencer Eric V. Dunn, the trivia sessions will test fans' current and historical Jaguars knowledge, while the predictive gaming contest will give participants an opportunity to correctly forecast what will happen on upcoming plays and drives during the game.
COMMUNITY AND MILITARY HONOREES
During Thursday's game, the Jaguars will honor former U.S. Marine Corps. Master Sgt. Daniel Aikens as the Veteran of the Game presented by Dr. Patrick Basile. Aikens served 20 years, including in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn as well as deployments to Japan and Afghanistan.
As the game enters the fourth quarter, the Navy Mutual Bell Ringer will be Petty Officer 2nd Class Tabitha Simonton. She has served the U.S. Coast Guard for 17 years, receiving numerous commendations including the Armed Forces Service Medal.
The TIAA Bank Community Champion of the Game for Week 3 is Carliana Harris, a reporter with Se Habla Espanol en Jax. Harris has dedicated her time and talents to highlighting the Latino community in Jacksonville and providing them with local news in Spanish. She has also worked to collect and donate prom dresses to underprivileged teenagers in the area and support minority women entrepreneurs.
In 2020, the Jaguars will begin recognizing frontline workers during each game as a salute to the healthcare workers and first responders who have supported the community's health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 crisis. This week's honoree is Nelson Mesa, a critical care paramedic for Century Ambulance who previously served 33 years in the fire service and has deployed to national disasters all over the U.S. as a member of the National Disaster Medical System.
A COMMITMENT TO FAN HEALTH AND SAFETY
The Jaguars and all stadium partners have created a contactless experience for the limited capacity crowd attending games at TIAA Bank Field this season. Accommodations include physically-distanced parking, new security screening and ticket-scanning procedures, cashless concessions, mobile ordering and pod seating. In addition, the Jaguars have added more than 750 hand-sanitizing stations throughout the venue and certified disinfection specialists will be at the stadium on game day cleaning all high touchpoint areas with hospital grade disinfectant. TIAA Bank Field has also transitioned to a smoke-free facility beginning with the 2020 season. For complete details on stadium preparations, please visit www.jaguars.com/stadium.
KEY FAN REMINDERS:
Here are some key reminders for fans during the 2020 season:
- Fans should not come to the stadium if they have COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, or know they've been exposed to COVID-19.
- Face coverings are required at TIAA Bank Field and strongly encouraged in all parking lots. Fans will be required to wear face coverings upon entry and throughout the stadium except when actively eating or drinking. Fans will receive consistent reminders about the need to mask up and support the team on Thursday.
- Tailgating is strongly discouraged.
- Fans should still use the Official Jacksonville Jaguars app to access their secure digital tickets on game day, which feature a dynamic barcode to prevent screenshots or counterfeit tickets. Fans can still conveniently transfer tickets to friends or family via email or text using their mobile device.
- 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.
- Thanks to Alert Today Florida, fans riding their bikes to all Jaguars home games can take advantage of free, secure parking. Jaguars fans can park their bikes as early as three hours before kickoff by visiting the bicycle check-in tent located between Gates 1 and 2 on the west side of TIAA Bank Field.
GAME DAY TIMELINE
5 p.m.: Media Will Call opens near Gate 1
5:30 p.m.: Game day ticket office opens (north end zone between Gates 2 and 3)
5:30 p.m.: Stadium parking lots open*
6:30 p.m.: TIAA Bank Field seating bowl and all gates open*
6:30 p.m.: Fan Entertainment Zone presented by PRI Productions opens (south end zone between Gates 1 and 4)
8 p.m.: Pregame festivities including performances by THE ROAR and D-Line
8:17 p.m.: National Anthem
8:20 p.m.: The First DUUUVAL
8:22 p.m.: Kickoff
* New time for 2020