Fans are invited to TIAA Bank Field on Thursday to see the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Tennessee Titans in the team's first prime-time game in Duval in four years. The game kicks off at 8:20 p.m. and will be broadcast nationally by NFL Network and locally on WJXX ABC-25 and nationally on radio by Westwood One and locally on WJXL (1010AM, 92.5 FM) and 99.9 FM Gator Country.
GET YOUR TEAL OUT
The Jaguars are calling on fans to "Get Your Teal Out" and transform the city and TIAA Bank Field to teal on Thursday night to celebrate Jacksonville's turn in the national spotlight. For the team's first home divisional game of the year, the Jaguars will wear teal jerseys and white pants, an homage to the inaugural season's traditional combination. The team is asking fans to wear teal as well. The game is presented by Publix and the first 25,000 fans through the gates will receive a teal Jaguars T-shirt.
THE FIRST DUUUVAL
This week, TIAA Bank Field welcomes former RB Maurice Jones-Drew to lead fans in the First DUUUVAL of the game moments before kickoff from high atop the southeast flag pole tower. Jones-Drew was named No. 4 on the Jaguars All-25 presented by Sharpie, a collection of the top 25 non-active players in franchise history, as voted on by members of the local media. The club's second-round draft pick in 2006 led the team in rushing six of his eight seasons in Jacksonville and was a three-time Pro Bowl selection. Jones-Drew became the first player in franchise history to lead the NFL in rushing when he finished with a team-record 1,606 yards on 343 carries (4.7 avg.) in 2011. Jones-Drew now serves as an analyst on NFL Network. The First DUUUVAL is presented by Duval Motor Company.
NFL GAMEDAY LIVE
NFL Network is inviting fans to show off their teal pride live on national television at the NFL GameDay Kickoff set located on the east side of TIAA Bank Field at the corner of Duval and Bryan Streets, the traditional tailgate site of Bold City Brigade and the Teal Street Hooligans. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and be a part of the crowd, beginning with the live broadcast at 5:30 p.m.
This week, the offensive starters, including QB Gardner Minshew II, will be introduced individually before the game. Afterward, this week's national anthem will be performed by the Don't Miss A Beat All-Stars, a group of talented local students. The mission of the All-Stars is to blend music, art, academic achievement and civic engagement to inspire children and teens in the Riverside, Brooklyn and Woodstock communities. Jordan Pricewill interpret for the hearing impaired. The colors will be presented by the U.S. Marine Corps' Blount Island Command Color Guard. The field flags will be held by first year season ticket members.
During the game, the Jaguars will honor former U.S. Navy Captain Daniel K. Bean as the Veteran of the Game presented by Dr. Patrick Basile. Bean served 25 years in the U.S. Navy as a surface warfare officer and judge advocate and is a recipient of the Legion of Merit. The First Data Veteran-Owned Business of the Game is GORUCK represented by its owner, Jason McCarthy, who enlisted in the Army Special Forces after 9/11. As the game enters the fourth quarter, the Navy Mutual Bell Ringer will be U.S. Navy Captain Gerard White. He has 35 years of active duty service as a Navy nurse and is currently stationed at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. He most recently returned from supporting Role 3 Combat Hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
SECURE DIGITAL TICKETING
In conjunction with Ticketmaster, the Jaguars will utilize secure digital ticketing this season. Fans will continue to utilize the Official Jacksonville Jaguars app to access their mobile tickets on game day. This year, they will now notice that each ticket has a moving barcode. This dynamic barcode updates every 15 seconds, eliminating the ability to use a screenshot as entry to TIAA Bank Field, and further preventing counterfeit tickets. Fans can still conveniently transfer tickets to friends or family via email or text using their mobile device.
Fans are encouraged to download or update the free Official Jacksonville Jaguars app on both Apple and Android devices. The Jaguars have also developed a detailed secure digital ticket guide to aid fans in accessing, transferring or selling their tickets for the upcoming season. Fans can access this tutorial and view answers to a list of frequently asked questions at www.jaguars.com/mobiletickets.
FAN EXPERIENCE IMPROVEMENTS
After receiving very positive feedback from our fans, the Jaguars will make the new water bottle policy permanent for the remainder of the 2019 season. Each ticketed guest is permitted to bring one, commercially-branded, factory-sealed, plastic bottle of water that is 16.9 oz. or less in size inside the gates at TIAA Bank Field. The team has also made some additional improvements to the stadium entry experience. These include the installation of additional points of entry and magnetometers and an increase in ticket scanners and gate staff. Temporary shade structures at each entry will improve digital ticket scanning in bright sunlight. For warm weather games, misting fans will be deployed outside of the gates to increase fan comfort when queueing for entry.
BE PREPARED ON GAME DAY
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
Game day ticket office opens (north end zone between Gates 2 and 3)
Stadium parking lots open
Lycamobile Fan Entertainment Zone presented by PRI Productions opens (south end zone between Gates 1 and 4)
Media Will Call and photographer check in opens near Gate 1
TIAA Bank Field seating bowl and all gates open
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The ROAR and Jaguars alumni autographs (Fan Entertainment Zone)
Pregame festivities begin including team introductions