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Peyton proclaims 'Teal Monday'


The mayor and "Team Teal" are back at it again.

A little less than a year after they kicked off a ticket-sales drive in Jacksonville that is currently in the process of saving the franchise, Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton and his "Team Teal" partners stood in front of the media on Wednesday and encouraged Jaguars fans to fill EverBank Field for the Oct. 18, Monday Night Football game against the Tennessee Titans.

"I'm proclaiming 'Teal Monday' in Jacksonville," Peyton said proudly, and with that he encouraged local employers to release their workers early on that day so they might all go to the game that night and cheer on the Jaguars.

"Continue the momentum," Peyton said, referring to the ticket-sales momentum he initiated last fall and the momentum the Jaguars created on Sunday with a thrilling, 31-28 win over the visiting Indianapolis Colts.

"Our fan support really moves the needle on how we perform," Peyton said. "I couldn't be more pleased with ticket sales."

Jaguars Chief Financial Officer Bill Prescott outlined an evening that'll begin at 5:30 in the "Teal Town" section of the EverBank Field south end zone. Prescott spoke of live entertainment, $2 draft beer and a video board that'll display the "ESPN Countdown" pregame show.

Fans attending the game are asked to wear teal. "We want to teal-out the stadium," Prescott said.

"We want the stadium full and we want the stadium loud," he added.

"Team Teal" Commissioner and former Jaguars star Tony Boselli delivered another one of his ever-popular pep talks.

"We were challenged by the media; what kind of fans are we? The challenge is still out there. The national media is still negative. The only way we fight that is by showing up. We have to answer the call. We have to make sure those stands are full," Boselli said. "Win or lose, this is our team."

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