Fans are invited to TIAA Bank Field Sunday afternoon to see the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Washington Redskins in the team’s final regular season home game of 2018. The matchup kicks off at 1 p.m. and will be televised on CBS and broadcast locally on WJAX-47.
THE FIRST DUUUVAL
This week, TIAA Bank Field welcomes Jaguars super fan TEALMAN to lead fans in the First DUUUVAL of the game. A local Jacksonville resident, TEALMAN made his debut during last season’s victory over the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Wild Card game. Since then, he’s become a fan-favorite known for his head-to-toe teal body paint. A Jaguars season ticket member since 2012, TEALMAN can regularly be found in section 114 sharing teal high fives with fans. In recognition of his fanatical support of the Jaguars, the microphone atop the southeast flagpole tower will be turned over to TEALMAN moments before kickoff to get fans ready for the game. The First DUUUVAL is presented by Duval Motor Company.
HALFTIME NATURALIZATION CEREMONY
During halftime of Sunday’s Jaguars game, 65 northeast Florida residents will take the field for what is believed to be the first-ever naturalization ceremony to take place during an NFL game. Their individual stories began in 38 different countries spanning the globe, but on Sunday they’ll join to complete the final step on their journey to U.S. citizenship. Middle District Judge Marcia Howard will administer the Oath of Allegiance. Participants range in age from 18 to 63 and include four members of the U.S. military and one husband and wife who will naturalize together. Each of these lawful permanent residents has met all the requirements under the law for citizenship. For more information on the naturalization process, please contact Sharon Scheidhauer, public affairs officer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-215-1227.
HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STARS
The Jaguars will celebrate the achievements of several northeast Florida student-athletes on Sunday when the Times-Union Super 24 are recognized on field during pregame ceremonies. These high school football players represent the top senior college prospects in the region. In addition, the Jaguars will welcome players and coaches from both Raines and Mandarin High Schools, who last week won state football championships in their respective divisions. Mandarin Head Coach Bobby Ramsay is the Jaguars’ nominee for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award.
Following team introductions, this week’s national anthem will be performed by the Alhambra Theatre & Dining’s cast of “Elf, the Musical.” They will be accompanied by Caitlin Brock who will interpret for the hearing impaired. The colors will be presented by a joint services color guard, while a flyover will be performed by F-16s of the 482nd Fighter Wing, 93rd Fighter Squadron stationed in Homestead, Fla.
During the game, the Jaguars will honor retired Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Thompson as the Veteran of the Game presented by Dr. Patrick Basile. Thompson served 20 years in the U.S. Navy, including multiple deployments overseas, and was the recipient of five Navy achievement medals. The SunPass® Hometown Hero is Brett Thomas, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Thomas has also served 10 years with Gainesville Fire and Rescue and as a SWAT medic with the Gainesville Police Department and Alachua County for the past four years. The First Data Veteran-Owned Business of the Game is Ubora Coffee Roasters represented by its owner and sales manager, Phillip Weisner, who is currently stationed at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. As the game enters the fourth quarter, the Navy Mutual Bell Ringers will be Commander Ryan Ventresca, Commanding Officer of the USS Lassen, one of five AEGIS destroyers stationed at Naval Station Mayport. She’ll be joined by officers who serve aboard the USS Lassen, which just returned to Mayport over Thanksgiving after 180 days at sea.
MY CAUSE, MY CLEATS
Week 15 is the final week of the the third annual My Cause, My Cleats campaign across the NFL during which players can wear custom cleats on the field. More than 45 Jaguars players have elected to participate by working with local and national artists to customize cleats to represent a cause or organization that is important to them. Each pair of shoes tells a personal story, and many will be donated to NFL Auction to raise funds for their chosen organization. To view the cleats of all Jaguars players, visit www.jaguars.com/mycausemycleats.
BE PREPARED ON GAME DAY
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